Carts with covers

I love love love my carts, no doubt about that but they are not the prettiest to look at now that Ive filled them to the brim :D. So as a kitten will move in with us in about a week I decided it was time to do something. I don’t want the kitteh to play with all my tape and lace and paper so whats a girl to do.

Well she buys more wax cloth and has hubby sew covers (I don’t like sewing large things like that). They are easily made (yes I say that even after I enlisted help 😉 ) because its just a square with a tunnel (on the top and bottom) for the elastic band. Measure your cart, cut the wax cloth and sew the tunnel. Pull the elastic band through the tunnel, make a temporary knot, put the cover on the cart and pull the elastic band tight and tie a knot. Done.

If its a little bigger then you wanted or if you want the cover to overlap, just cut open the tunnel a little and the cloth will overlap – the great thing about wax cloth is that it wont fray. If your cart is very high you could add some velcro in the middle where it overlaps. Or you could just add velcro on both sides and not bother with sewing at all!

Carts with the covers
cart covers

As you can see Ive added quite a few crafting supplies

The back

cart with cover backside



Art Journal on a budget

Art journaling doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need bunch of fancy stuff and materials to express yourself.

If longevity (how fast something turns old/begins to turn yellow) is something you are not concerned with than there is absolutely no need to spend lots of money on supplies. A simple notebook (with or without lines) is all you need to get started (and often it takes many many years for them to even get a tint of yellow). Or you can buy a sketch pad, they are almost always acid free and longevity is not an issue. However if you plan to use water or watercolors you can not use a sketch pad – it will crumble.

A pencil, a pen, Crayola wax crayons, the ones kids use, and you are on your way to express yourself in an art journal. The cheapest crayons in my store happend to be Faber Castell


Wax crayons

If you want to take it one step further I suggest buying Crayola pencils (or any other brand that is cheap) and a Staedler Pigment Liner pen (size 1).

All in all it should be possible to get started for §10 or less.

If you want inspiration or free printables I have collected some sources at Pinterest

What is your best budget tips?
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6/12: I tried the wax crayons I have and maybe the Crayola crayons are better, but if not I suggest crayola pencils as your first buy.