Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentines TP Roll project

As Valentines day quickly approaches its time to make fun little gifts to give to loved ones...why not re-use something that fills up our trash cans rather quickly and re-purpose that trash into a tiny treasure?  Here is a quick tutorial on how to use toilet (or loo for my international friends) paper rolls into a sweet little holder for your Valentines Day treats. Note: I  Saw this on YouTube several times so I can't take the credit and don't know who to attribute it to.

This is also my Design team entry for this fortnight's challenge at Ooh La La Creations 
"Love Story" challenge.

This little flower/treat holder is a little tribute to Paris "The City of Love"!

Here's some photos of "How To";

Start with your loo roll and cut your design paper or tissue paper or even pretty wrapping paper (whatever you fancy)  into a 4 1/2x 5 3/4 rectangle.  If you are using a pattern that moves in a certain direction keep in mind the 4 1/2 sides are verticle.

Apply adhesive to the backside, attach the end of your paper and roll it around the tube.
The seamed side will obviously become the back of the holder.

Crease the sides of the bottom of the roll.

Add some adhesive ir hot glue on the interior bottom of the tp roll.  I like the 1" thick Scor Tape since its easy to work with and very strong.  The faster the stick the better, unless you like standing around holding tp. Roll bottoms together....didn't think so ;)

After you remove the backing of the adhesive press the bottom edges together.

Punch holes on both sides of the top and string ribbon or just hot glue to the interior for thinner handles.

Finish handles and Voila!  Let the real fun begin!!!   You can fill the holder with candies or wrap your candies up in tule and set them inside for a more decorative look, all kinds of fun possibilities for this adorable project.  

Here's another photo of my Ooh La La Creations DT inspiration

I will be entering this creation into the following challenges:

Sugar Creek Hollow #47 Romantic Love

Crafty Cardmakers - Vintage Love

House of Gilli - #49 Anything Goes with Pink 

My Time to Craft - #207 Love is in the Air

Gingerloft Challenge - Love is the Air

Tammy's Scrapin Corner -  #48 Valentines Day

One Crazy Stamper - February Love Challenge 

Fashionista Challenge - Valentines

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  1. What an inspirational piece Adrienne I am going to make this with Maisy my grand daughter for Mother's day for her to give

  2. OMG Adrienne this is spectacular, the treat tutorial as well as the beautiful finished project look out of this world, amazing work.
    lorraine x

  3. A wonderful project, it is a great holder for a gift. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCM this time.

  4. Wonderful project! I have seen a couple of these around lately...they look like so much fun to make! Yours turned out fabby!1
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  5. This is just beautiful! I will certainly be trying this technique at some point. Great idea and perfectly Vintage! Thanks so much for playing along at CCM! xx

  6. Adrienne, this is downright stunning! LOVE this use of TP rolls, too! I've got tons around my house and when I saw these I KNEW it was fate--I wasn't hoarding something hoping for a use! I've got one now, lol! LOVE all your elements and I adore the color scheme, too! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  7. Wow...this is amazing. You would never know this was made with a tp roll. All of the embellishments are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month for our LOVE challenge.

  8. fabulous creation, a gret idea, thanks for sharing at MTTC x

  9. Wow this is so beautiful!! I love the black lace and all of the gorgeous flowers that you have used :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Vintage Love challenge.
    Fiona x

  10. What a super creation and you sure don't have to look far to get the base :) Love the vintage image and the pretty lace. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  11. Beautiful project...
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.