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Monday, April 27, 2009

Easy Monday Tutorial...

Are you ready for another CEC Tut???...That is another cheap, easy and chic tutorial!

We all buy toilette paper and we all end up with the little inside tube, don't we? Well, now we can recycle them and make simple, but very cute napkin holders...

I started with this:
Toilette Paper Roll Tube
Fabric Remnants

I cut my roll in 3 sections of 1 1/2" tall each and my fabric in strips of approx. 1" X 16" .
I covered the roll with the fabric, gluing it in 3 or 4 different places with my glue gun. Keeping the material tight and the addition of the glue, makes the cardboard a lot stronger and stable...

I glued the end of the fabric strip and tied ribbons and strips of matching fabrics, 2 or 3 should be enough...I also thread a couple of beads to one of the ribbons...

...And finally covered all the knots with a sand dollar and a starfish left over from another project using the glue gun again...

These will also be great with a big silk flower for a Mother's Day Luncheon...

and a set of 4, made with your kid's help, will make a beautiful Teacher's Gift!

"I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living"
~John D. Rockefeller~
American industrialist, founder of the Standard Oil Company.

Have a fantastic, productive and inspirational Monday!


lyn said...

Marcela, I LOVE your napkin rings! I am making some 4th of July napkin rings using the same plan. I am the one who told you about my Thanksgiving rings. (I am assuming that you are as overwhelmed with all of these blogs and people as I am!)
I love visiting both of your blogs. I can't believe someone tossed that perfectly good dresser out!
Keep up the good work!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

That is so interesting and cute. Thank you for sharing!!

Jade Creative said...

This is a great idea!

Sherrie said...

These are such a good idea. So cute!
Thank you for visiting.

Debbi said...

talk about awesome repurposing! WOW this is a wonderful idea!

The Pink Door said...

Wow! That's actually really really cute...I'm going to try it! Thanks! ;)

The Pink Door

Romantic Pansy said...

i am going to try it!! it doesnt seem so difficult, but i am sure mine won't be so cute! thank you for sharing. kisses

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hello Marcela, I am a new member of etsy cottage style. I read that i can ask you to add my blogs to the list.
Thank you

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Thanks Marcela, for coming by. I have the button up on my blog now. I am totally ok with you featuring the shoe. I actually have the pair now ready and you can see them in my gallery (theres a button on my blog). I am going to put a post up with them on friday. Feel free to feature the pair if you want. I'm flattered!!
Thank you

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

What a CLEVER idea!!!

Cindy Shea said...

Marcela, this is so funny because I was just looking at an empty roll the other night (while on the potty!) and was thinking that there must be something that I could use these for. I can't wait until I find a good fabric to use. Thanks for the tip! Also I would love to have my website listed here as well. www.thevintagevignette.blogspot.com

the wild raspberry said...

how funny is that?! my girls are always making crafts with toilet paper rolls and other unmentionable bits of trash...{i mean treasure!}
love it!

Just Between Us Girls said...

Clever, clever, clever and so thrifty...I love it. Your blog is beautiful. I enjoyed visiting you.
Have a grand Sunday.
With kindest thoughts,


me matò el reciclado del rollo de papel, mi hijo siempre me hincha con que quiere hacer trabajitos con el rollo del papel tiene un monton que los va guardando y la verdad que no tenia ni idea que trabajo darle para que haga, pero ahora que veo el reciclado que hicieron ,ya se los estoy agarrando yo¡
y la hermana ya vino a argentina? donde va a parar me gustaria poder enviarle alguna cosita para uds.

con respecto al servilletero que puedo decirles una vez mas...ES-PEC-TA-CU-LAR-¡
besos miles¡

Fleur de Bee said...

Sooooo cute and fun!! Fab idea! I am ALL about being Green, how positive is this!!

xoxo Molly