Here's what we did: we decorated a little notebook, a few of his pencils & the pencil pot and we created a key hanger for his bicycle key.
What we mostly used were the super fun washi tapes. We had a bunch of white pencils & a glass (milk) jar we wanted to brighten up. We covered the pencils with washi tapes (some completely, some partly). The glass jar got only a few strips of washi tape and a tag with my son's initials, which we adhered with a piece of chunky twine.
To create the key ring we crocheted a little chain using chunky twine and adhered a button and a brad (the pins on the back of the brad are easily folded inwards). On another piece of (thin) Doodle twine we threaded a piece of a pixie and again some beautiful boutique buttons:
Last but not least we decorated a little notebook, again with the use of the colorful washi tapes:
I thought that it would be fun to show you how we created the washi heart for the front of the notebook:
1. Fold a piece of white printer paper in two and cut out half a heart.
2. Fold the heart open, place on a cutting mat and randomly adhere strips of washi tape over it.
3. Lift the heart of the cutting mat, turn around and cut around the paper heart using a pair of scissors.
4. Here's your washi heart! Adhere to notebook!
Decorate the rest of the cover of the notebook with twine, buttons, die-cuts, sprinkles and stickers and you're done! I hope I gave you some inspiration for a (rainy) afternoon crafting with the kids!
Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!