A quick gift to make for scouts & campers!

Howdy folks! OK, I am done being lazy, time to get back to business with a quick, easy & frugal gift idea for you…a knot tying kit! BTW, the tins I used are from Papermart.

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I added another length of para-cord to the kit after I photographed it because hubby did not think that was enough rope. I tried out some of the knots and they was fun, I am going to keep one of these kits myself on the coffee table or in the car to practice during my idle time…maybe I’ll put one in my purse…bet I’ll get some strange looks from folks if I practice not tying while I wait for an appointment…can’t be worse than the looks I get when I juggle…”Don’t like it, don’t look!” that’s what I always say LOL! Anyway I sold 10 on these kits for $3 each at the craft fair this weekend so people liked the idea! Here is a video to show how I made them:

I also put some of the kits in canvas bags, some kids liked that better! If you are handy with a sewing machine you could whip these up pretty easily of buy cloth bags cheap at papermart where I got the tins.

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Let me know if you have any questions and til next time happy crafting!

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14 Responses

  1. You come up with the coolest ideas!


  2. fabulous idea… this makes cool gifts!


  3. Good Idea…but what about a PDF with all your knot…
    Thanks a lot


  4. Fantastic idea Lindsay So happy to hear that the craft show was successful. You looked adorable with the red hat and outfit.


  5. Fabulous idea Lindsay. I know a young man of almost 11 that would benefit from one of these I’m sure. I’m looking forward to the smores too for our next camping trip. Glad the craft fair went so well.


  6. What a fun fun fun idea, Lindsay! So imaginative! People will have such fun with this, and what great gifts they will make.



  7. Super clever idea that I’m so casing for our scouts.


  8. I love this! What a great gift and craft fair item. I have a couple of questions:
    Which tin did you use, the large square or the medium?
    You said you sold them for $3 each, was there any profit in this?


    • oh yes! the tins were 4″wide, I think they were about $1 each but I also made some in cheap muslin bags and they sold too and you can get the bags for around 40 cents I think. I printed that cards on the computer and the cording was not expensive:)


  9. Looking for ideas for this year and was reminded of making personal first aid kits and wilderness survival kits my son made in boy scouts for his rank advancements and merit badges on his trail to Eagle. The tins are great for holding the items as well as being wrapped in paracord and duct tape as part of the kit. The deeper tins can also be used as a container over a survival fire to boil water or cook.


  10. Where did you get the laminater? I think you said ABCdistributing.com but not sure.


    • Yes, it was ABC distributing but I do not se it on teir site anymore but I think $20 lamanators are pretty common now:)


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