Monday, 14 January 2013

Altered Cotton Reels/Spools and TP Rolls

Just a few little projects I've been working on, the cotton reels/spools are for a Challenge over at Your Paper Pantry. We were to make an altered spool with a hanger and tassels or dangles, this is what I came up with and I'm really pleased with the look of it, so pleased in fact I'll make more for my Christmas tree this year :)

I put together a cute little bag for it's packaging which was really simple to make, just take a rectangle of paper, overlap and stick the long ends together with double sided tape, place double sided tape (or glue) on the inside central third bottom edge and press down (do not crease the sides) this is the bottom of the bag. This leaves you with an opening at the top which you then bring together in the opposite direction to the bottom. Then take a paper doiley (or similar) and fold over the opening, punch out two small holes and tie with ribbon, lace or twine.

Hope that was easy enough to follow :)

The next little creation was for a challenge on 'Itripledogdareu's' youtube channel, we are to use a toilet roll and alter it into a little treat holder. I do recommend spraying out your roll with some alcohol before you start on it just to kill any germs etc (peace of mind, lol) The holder was to be any style you wished with only the requirement of it being 'romantically' themed. I decided to attach the top of an organza bag to mine so that I could fill it with some goodies and post it without everything falling out :) Hope you like it


  1. Hi sweet Jeanette! What a wonderful idea for tp rolls!!! I've always, always tried to come up with some type of use for them and this is just perfect....and I wanted to thank you so much for mentioning my blog on your YouTube video of your beautiful lace collage ~ you are so sweet to do that! I am now a new follower as well! hugs and love, Dawn

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by :) It's a pleasure to mention your wonderful blog, I find so much inspiration there :)
      - Jeanette

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