Friday, October 5, 2012

Mummy Treat Pocket

Sharing a super fun and super easy Halloween treat pocket design today.  Somewhere, sometime, I had seen someone use fabric wrapped around a soup can to make a mummy.  It's been hanging out in the back of my mind and I finally put it together with the toilet paper tube pockets that I've been hooked on lately.  This is so ridiculously simple!

The Details:
  • I painted approximately 1/4" of the top and bottom of the tube with Snow Cap paint dabber just to ensure you couldn't see tube through the fabric on the ends.
  • I stapled the bottom closed with my tiny attacher.
  • I prepped by ripping several 1"-ish strips of fabric and spraying the tube with adhesive.
  • Starting at the bottom, I covered the tube in strips making sure to make it appear random.
  • The eyes are 3 ovals (2 green, 1 black) that I cut using my Cricut and Sure-Cuts-A-Lot program. Cutting the black ovals in half forms the eyelids.  Black Diamond Stickles form the pupils.
  • Once the eyes were attached to the tube with glue dots, I added one more fabric strip so that the eyes were peeking out from behind the bandages.
  • I realized that I had not pre-planned for a hanger before I covered the tube in fabric.  No hole punch was going to make it through those layers!  Then I saw the tiny attacher still laying on my work table.   Ah-ha!  I cut a length of wire, curled the ends, then stapled it to the outside of the tube.  The little staples are barely noticeable.  Easy!
  • The final touches are "Happy Halloween" stamped in white on black cardstock and punched out with a scallop circle punch and the couple of ribbon scraps tied to the wire handle.

How cute would this be for your favorite kiddos Halloween treats!  

Craft Us Crazy: Halloween or Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Addicted to Halloween
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 71: Go Green (color or recycle something)
Art With No Boundaries: October And Halloween

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Gable Green’, ‘Basic Black’
Stamps: SU! ‘All Year Cheer’
Inks: SU! craft ‘White’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’
Embellishments: Woven cotton fabric; Stickles ‘Black Diamond’; wire; ribbon
Tools:  Tim Holtz tiny attacher; needle nose wire pliers/cutter; Fiskars scallop circle punch; heat tool; spray adhesive; Glue Dots
Misc: Empty toilet paper tube


  1. That is SO cute!!! I just posted a recycled Halloween treat box, it's one of those Laughing Cow boxes!

  2. A brilliant creation - thanks for playing along this week at ATS&M - Jacqueline xx

  3. Awesome! I love your Mummy treat box. Very clever! Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More! xx

  4. This has a serious cute factor :) Clever use of TP rolls and fabric strips. Love the eyes and the hanger. Thanks for joining our Halloween challenge at Art With No Boundaries. I hope we see more from you soon.

  5. Oh, what a cute idea! And, yes, very simple! Talk about recycling...perfect use of a TP roll! So glad you shared this one with us at SOS this week!

  6. So inventive and unusual, a treat bag to astound. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. Caz

  7. How creative and great use of toilet roll inners! Thanks for playing along at ATS&M
    Val x

  8. Oh my goodness what great idea ant that Mummy is just too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  9. hahaha this is so great !!!! what a fantastic idea :)

    Thank you for joining us at SHopping Our Stash!

    Linda :)

  10. Super cute mummy! Fabulous use of a toilet paper tube!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft us Crazy!

  11. Darling! Love that it's a toilet paper roll and those eyes are great. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!


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