Sunday, 24 August 2014

Tussie Mussie - Tutorial

I have put some very simple instructions together for three types of tussie mussie.
 Two made from toilet paper rolls and one from a piece of 6 x 6 card stock.
(NB The ones made from TP rolls will be smaller than the other one) 

Tussie Mussie Type 1 - take your TP roll, flatten at one end and secure with tape or glue.
It will look a bit like an iced jubbly that we used to have as children)

 Tussie Mussie Type 2 - cut your TP roll open and flatten it out a bit.
Then cut a curve as shown in the picture below 

Form into a cone shape and secure with either strong tape/glue
(at this point the open end of your cone will not be level) 

Trim the top of your cone level

Use either a crop-a dile or a hole punch to punch a hole in each side
You can then thread ribbon or twine through to make a handle.

Tussie Mussie Type 3 - For the last option you need a 6 inch square of either card stock or double-sided paper 
(if you use double sided paper it saves time decorating the inside!)

Cut a quarter circle out of your chosen paper or card.
An easy tip to do this is to tie a piece of string to a pen or pencil.

Hold the string tight at the bottom left hand corner
Then use the pen/pencil to draw your curved line.
Cut along the line and then form a cone shape as before.

You can then have fun letting your imagination go wild and decorating in whatever style you like.
They can be used as wedding favours, trick or treat gifts or hung on Christmas trees as decorations
Or how about making 25 of them as an alternative advent calendar?
Can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Crafty Hugs - Debs xx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Altered Can/Tin Swap for CraftyswappersUK

The challenge was to use an empty tin/can and decorate it inside and out.

I used two empty tuna tins for mine decorated with G45 papers, some trim and some flowers.

Really pleased with how they turned out.