Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Alterd TP basket

I'm so excited to create the very first Inspiration Tuesday project to share with you! Valentines is probably one of my favorite holidays, there's just something about pink & red hearts in the middle of cold winter days that just cheers my soul. This little project is great to stuff with small gifts for your Valentine or even a teacher or co-worker. However with just a few changes of paper & embellishments you can make this fun project for any holiday or occasion. And the best part? Its super cheep & easy to make! So lets get started!

You will need: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive, Pattern Paper (MAMBI used here), Cardstock (pink & white scraps from my stash were used) Stamp Ink ( Lipstick Red Colorbox chalk ink), Circle stamp or punch (Hero Arts Dot circle used), miniature letter stamps, Ribbons, Large Scallop Scissors or template, Pink Flowers (Prima), Hole Punch (Cropadile used), Stapler, & Pop Dots.

You can use a regular toilet paper roll for this project or you can experiment using paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls depending on the size of gift you would like to put in the finished project. You can also make your own roll using a sturdy cardstock so you can make the roll as big as needed. You will however need to adjust the measurement sizes accordingly.

Step 1: Trim your pattern paper 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 for a standard toilet paper roll, this will be about an inch longer than your roll.

Step 2: Use Lots of Adhesive! put several strips (I did horizontal strips across and a strip along all the edges. Line the paper up with one edge of the roll (about an inch will hang off the other) and roll paper on. making sure that the edge is well adhered

Step 3 & 4: pinch the TP roll on the side with the extra paper. Staple together. fold the excess paper over (towards the side that already has a seam). trim at an angle so it won't show through the front and adhere to back of TP roll.

Step:5 Using white cardstock trim to 53/4 x 1 1/2, then using scallop scissors cut scallop across one edge. Adhere to top of TP roll (again using lots of adhesive especially on the seam)

Step 6: Punch Holes on each side of your TP Roll

Step 7: Embellish with

flowers & buttonsStep 8: Add Ribbon (10 inches) and knot

on each side of TP roll.

Step 9: For the tag use a circle stamp or you can just use a circle punch.

Step 10: Stamp your letters (I used "for you") on a thin strip of paper. Then cut out each letter to form a rectangle.

Step 11: Adhere your letters to your tag. Use a Prima flower underneath the "o" and pop dot it up.

Step 12: Staple a ribbon to the top of your tag. Then Adhere your tag to the front of your roll using pop dots.

Step 13: fill with crinkle paper & your gift! A quick & easy but very delightful gift for your favorite Valentine!

You can fill your basket with all kinds of goodies! Gift Cards, trial size lotions, pencils or markers for teachers, lip gloss, nail polish & nail file for that teen in your life, Candy, hair doodads, the possibilities are endless!

If you were inspired by this weeks project we would love to see what you created! Send us a picture to info@iceescape.net


cjknick said...

You are so my hero! Fantastic ideas and awesome presentation! Love it, girl!


Trina said...

This is so clever! Now I have to start saving all my TP rolls. lol