I had all four wisdom teeth out yesterday. I was supposed to take it easy and rest up to speed the healing process. I made it through several episodes of Doctor Who and Castle and a nap. After just seven hours I had to do something. I figured a little low-key crafting couldn’t hurt. I started scrolling through Pinterest and I found the crafty inspiration I was looking for. You can see the original here. There was only a photo, no link to instructions, no one to give credit to, but boy am I glad I saw it.
I had everything I needed on hand.
- Glue gun
- Scissors or cutter
- Cutting mat
The original craft pinned on Pinterest seemed to be one-sided and made from a t-shirt. I needed more pockets and something a little sturdier. I beefed it up a little.
- I simply cut a piece of felt long enough to hang on the hanger, with enough extra to fold up into pockets.
- Then I used my trusty glue gun to make pockets on the front side, one wider than the other to accommodate the Bear Handbook. I made one big pocket on the back side.
- I finished up by using the glue gun to make the side seams and write the words ‘Cub Scout’ on the front.
- Finally, I used a gold marker to make the letters stand out.
Do Your Best
Until now I had a tough time keeping track of badges, belts, scarf slides, and scarves. The front pockets are perfect for everything we need for regular Pack and Den meetings.
The back pocket keeps rarely used things all in one spot so that on the rare occasion I do need these things I know just where they are. It’s perfect for things like Badge Magic (who sews on patches these days?), current projects and worksheets, random but reusable Pinewood Derby car parts and things that are probably supposed to be on his uniform, but I have no idea where to put them.
The best thing about this organizer? It hangs right next to his Cub Scout shirts, keeping all my son’s scout things in one easy to find place.
If you liked this scout solution you may also like my tongue-in-cheek solution, Neckerchief slide- 33, Mom- 1, to not losing that blasted scarf slide.