Apparently I'm not the only one with Halloween on their mind. At my last downline meeting Kelly came up with this darling project.
Isn't that cute? It's made from an empty toilet paper roll. To make it, simply squish the toilet paper roll flat, insert it into your paper cutter (the guillotine kind works best) and cut it at 1 1/2". Once it's cut you can open it back up into a circle. Glue a 1 1/2" strip of DSP to the outside of the roll and a 1 1/2" strip of Basic Black card stock to the inside of the roll. The card stock helps the toilet paper roll retain its round shape even after it's been flattened.
Next, take your Crop-a-dile and punch the largest circle in opposite sides of the toilet paper roll. Thread about 8" of ribbon through the holes and tie it in knots on the ends to form the handle.
The base is made from Basic Black card stock with a 2 3/8" scalloped circle and a 1 3/4" circle glued on top. Add a thin line of Mono Multipurpose adhesive around the bottom edge of the toilet paper roll and glue it to the 1 3/4" circle on the base.
If you look at the top edge of the toilet paper roll, you can see the brown color of the toilet paper roll showing. If that bothers you, simply take your Basic Black marker and color around the top edge of the toilet paper roll. It will turn it black and blend it in so it matches the card stock on the inside of the roll.
Finish it off with a cute stamped image and attach it to the front using a dimensional. Fill it with candy and give them out as Halloween favors.
Although the directions make perfect sense to me, they may not to you. If that's the case, please don't hesitate to let me know so I can clarify them for you. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Toilet Paper Roll
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Mono Multipurpose Adhesive, Crop-a-dial, Dimensionals
Punches: Circle (1 3/4", 1"), Scalloped Circle (2 3/8", 1 1/4")