Okay, I know, that's not much of a hint. It's an empty toilet paper roll...can you believe it?! I must admit, this was not my idea. I was clicking around blogland a few months ago and pinned this. I liked the concept, but it was too plain and nowhere near vintage-y enough for me, so I made my own version. It's so simple and easy to alter for different occasions. You will see more of these from me since the stash is now full of toilet paper rolls...like I don't save enough stuff already!
A Couple Details:
- I flattened my TP roll, then layered on some patterned paper. I tried to use my little sewing machine to stitch the bottom, but the 4 layers of cardboard and cardstock were not friendly. I'm sure I could have gotten through it with my big machine, but didn't want to drag it out of storage. So, instead, I used a teeny-tiny hole punch and a tapestry needle with twine to whip-stitch the bottom edge. Worked like a dream and looks pretty too.
- The front is layered up with book paper, pretty rose printable from The Graphics Fairy, vintage rick rack, ephemera stickers, and a stamped butterfly. A thicker length of twine was used to create the handle by simply punching some holes and knotting the ends. The finishing touch is some paper roses, reindeer moss, and ferns.
So charming! Or should I say Charmin? J
Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday #150
Craft Punked: Week #33 - Flower Power
Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge - Twine / Ribbon
Paper Play: Week #33 - Upcycle / Recycle
Stampotique Designers Challenge: SDC261 - Alter It
Simon Says Stamp and Show: No Rules
|Patterned Paper:||Stampington & Co. ‘Quite White’; vintage book page|
|Image:||The Graphics Fairy ‘Pink French Rose’|
|Stamps:||My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two Blush ‘Princess’|
|Inks:||StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Victorian Velvet’, ‘Worn Lipstick’, ‘Spiced Marmalade’|
|Embellishments:||Vintage cotton rick rack; K&Co stickers; recycled twine; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; floral|
|Tools:||Hole punch; Tim Holtz paper distresser; scallop scissors; Memory Maker’s ribbon glue|
|Misc:||Empty toilet paper roll|