4/26/10

Made it Monday

Here is a fun, fast idea I want to share today.  If you have a birthday or just want to give a little surprise this tiny sack will hold your small gift.
It is made from a toilet paper roll.  Flatten the empty roll with a rolling pin or other heavy object to get really flat folds.  I adhered the ball fringe to one end and stapled it in several places on the edge.  Cut paper to fit around the roll and lap over in the back (approximately 6" x 6".  I used another strip of paper about 1" x 6" at the top to finish the top edge.  It is cut with decorative scissors on one long edge.  The other long edge is left straight to match up with the top edge of the tp roll.
Punch a small hole on each side where the fold of the t.p. roll.  Thread wire into the two holes and twist the ends together.  Decorate each side where the wire is with ribbons and tags.  I printed each person's name on the top band.  Now it is ready to fill with special items. I haven't decided what to put in them yet.
A small bouquet of flowers would be nice.  A candy bar would fit in it or an assortment of candies like M&M's.  Something long and skinny would fit.  What would you fill one with?
I am linking up to Persimmon Perch and her Make it Mondays with this post.  Visit here to see what other bloggers have been up to this lately.

16 comments:

Beth at Aunties said...

Cute idea! You have the best whimsy fun projects and I bet Hannah loved getting a surprise from you.. I have the same scrap book paper too. Isn't this weather wonderful?

Sue said...

Really clever.

=)

Beth at Aunties said...

I only remembered Hannah's name... I came back because I want to amke these for my VT Ladies with a spring treat:)

GrannySue said...

That is the cutest thing! I think I'd put a purse hanger or hankerchief in it. Or even some fancy tea! The possibilities are endless. What a clever idea.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What a terrific idea! I am going to have to remember to save the roll next time it needs replacing. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier to comment on my metal flower tutorial. I really appreciate it!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What a perfect size and you made it sooo cute!
dena

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

cute as can be! I love the pon-poms at the bottom! I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

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Cat said...

so cute. i would have never thought "toilet paper holder" when I saw that!

Marie said...

How positively adorable Jean!! I love them!!

Kendra Goodrich said...

I love this idea, simple and requires nothing you have to go out and buy. I love projects like that!

Rona's Home Page said...

How pretty!

Connie Weiss said...

Adorable! and I love that it's made out of an toilet paper roll! I have a ton of those!

Patti said...

I imagine this would hold a gift card, too....i love this idea and think i will make one for my niece's graduation and tuck in some $$$. Thanks for the inspiration

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Too cute!!!

Kelly said...

Just found your blog courtesy of my wonderful pal, Meleen @ Passionate Details! So glad you guys had a great time together. I'm a Utah girl too.... Lovely blog, and I love the t.p holder idea-- that would be so fun for my Brownie scouts!
Have a great weekend, Kelly