birthday snappy manicure wallet

Back with another Snappy Manicure Wallet! We were planning to make pillowcases to give for birthdays, but Natalie made the executive decision to give her friend a Snappy Manicure Wallet. I had Natalie help me read off some of the cutting instructions. I think it’ll be something we’ll keep working on over the summer. I’d like to keep involving both my girls in the different steps of a project. And we will be making pillowcases!

Her friend’s favorite color is green and we pulled out some Lotus Pond just for the occasion. I love Rae’s prints, they’re so fun and fresh feeling. http://cloud9fabrics.com/fabrics/lotus-pond/

We threw in a couple nail polish (in Coral Reef and Blizzard Blue no less) and a nail polish pen. I haven’t seen the pens before, seems like a fun concept! Especially for a 9 year old girl, why not?

Do you make handmade gifts for kids’ birthdays? I really loved being able to work through the process on this one with Natalie. What a cool feeling to be able to pick out fabrics for your friend and help turn it into a fun present.

Pattern: Snappy Manicure Wallet (designed by me for Robert Kaufman)
Fabrics: Lotus Pond by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud 9 Fabrics, plus some other goodies 😉

17 thoughts on “birthday snappy manicure wallet

  1. So cute! The last birthday party we went to was for a boy so I didn’t make anything but I have in the past for girls 🙂

  2. Lex says:

    Super cute! It depends on how well they know the other kid if I do handmade. But I can see how the manicure wallet would be a big hit with little girls regardless!

  3. DKB says:

    only once. I made a zip pocket pouch (Michelle patterns) as a gift, i know the mom thought it was great. i dont usually make handmade for kids, especially if we dont know them well. Im just not sure if the kids would appreciate my time/effort.

  4. Taryn says:

    I make all our birthday gifts – and they always go down really well – including with the parents. The last present had to be ‘taken’ off the child so she could eat cake! My daughter is five so it is easier to please her friends, but I do think the shared ‘making’ of a gift makes it feel really important. Keep up the great work – your patterns make great gifts! 🙂

  5. Ooh! I love the green. She has good taste:)

  6. kristin says:

    Aw this is adorable! What a fun gift.

  7. tiffany says:

    I’ve handmade all of the gifts for my daughter’s friends for the past few years, and now she’s starting to help… so fun! She’s turning 8 next week, and I’m going to make her one of these adorable pouches (funny, I already bought a couple of those nifty pens to add too). Thanks for such a super pattern!

  8. buggin2stamp says:

    What a cool present.I love the fabrics you used for this. I need to make some of these.

  9. amy says:

    Love it so much!!!! I just made another one too. It’s such a great pattern!

  10. we make lots of gifts! pillows, totes, appliqued t-shirts. the manicure wallet is a great idea, especially for my tween/teen girls’ friends.

  11. Maria says:

    I’ve been wanting to make one of these ever since I first saw your original post. It’s good to see a photo of it being held I though it would be half that size. It’s great.

  12. Jen says:

    I make pillowcases to wrap the gifts in for my nieces and nephews…I would love to make more things!

  13. Ines says:

    What a wonderful and personal gift!
    And what a great idea do make some pillowcases with your daugthers.
    They will like it very much.

    Greetings from Germany

  14. Feenzauber says:

    These look wonderful, have to make some of my own soon. 🙂

  15. Gweny says:

    My daughter is 20 now but when she was younger she learned how to make the fleece tie blankets which were a big hit with her group of girlfriends since they all played soccer . Of course that was the print we used.. easy peasy..

  16. Whit says:

    I’ve made most of the gifts given to my girls’ friends for the past 4 years or so. I usually find a “gift of the year” type thing and make one for each birthday as the year progresses. This year it has been zippered pencil pouches that I fill with colored pencils and Gelly Roll glitter pens. Last year it was appliqued tooth fairy pillows. When they were smaller I’d make them all the same dress (different fabrics). They all love them! If we don’t have time to make a gift we give art supplies instead. One of my daughter’s friends still squeezes herself into a dress I made for her 3rd birthday… she’s 7 now!

  17. hello hello! i came by catching up on my favorite blogs and what a fun surprise to see a birthday tag from so long ago! love it:) i may have to make a few more! i came looking for a bag pattern — and found one i love…so, thank you — i am loving reading your blog. xo-shelly from lemon tree

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