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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yikes!! Don't throw that away!! Toilet paper tube treat holder!!

Hello!  Are you snowed in?!   Lots of snowfall happening today!  We wound up getting approximately three flakes where I live...just three. I counted! :)  Although the thought of being snowed in sounds appealing I must admit that I am happy this one passed us by! :)

So, are you a keeper of all things like I am?!!   Do you look at every little thing and wonder how you can re-purpose it?!  I am soooooo guilty of this!!  See what I mean:

Here we have ordinary old toilet paper tubes!!  We all have a bazillion of these little guys laying around, right?!  I have been saving some to make a toilet paper tube album (which are super cool btw!!).  I was looking at my little stack of them and wondered what else I could possibly use them for and viola!!  Inspiration struck!!  Look!!!    Loook!!!!   Loooooook!!!!

Okay, well the tube is in there!!  I promise!!!  We will get to that, but first look at this adorable bunny!!  He is made entirely from punches and the oval framelit dies!  Minus the whiskers which I just snipped off the end of a scrap!

Here is a side view of this cute little guy!

Wooooo hooooo!  Check out that tail! *giggles!!*  It is a treat holder!!  This is where that tube comes into play!!  It will fit any of the mini candy bars!  This one is currently holding a Ghiradelli chocolate square!

I covered the tube on both sides with card stock and then got busy punching and die cutting! I sealed up one end of the tube with sticky strip to keep the candy from scooting out of the bottom.   He stands about 8" tall!  He is holding a little Easter Message for someone in his little bunny paws!  Now that was a fun project!  I was grinning the whole time I was assembling!  I think he would make a great addition to an Easter basket!

Details:

Stamps: Everybunny
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Summer Starfruit, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Island Indigo
Punches and Dies: Ovals Framelits, Large Oval punch, Build A Blossom punch, Large Heart, 1/2" Circle punch. Circle from Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Decorative Label and Modern Label punch
Extras: Dimensionals and White Gel pen

This will be one of the projects in my up-coming Easter class!  So, if you are interested in making this cute little guy contact me to sign up!

Hope you have a great day!  I will be back soonest!

  

4 comments:

Patti said...

Adorable. If and when hubby changes the roll, I find the tube on my work table. Now I'll have to give this a try instead of throwing it out. Thanks for sharing.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Only you could make an adorable bunny {tail and all} from a toilet paper tube! So very cute!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

This is such a cute idea!!! Love it!

Dorlene Durham said...

LOVE it! You had me at toilet paper roll...LOL This is a great upcycle project and one I must try!

TFS