Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jolly Bingo Bits and a Toilet Paper Tube?

I couldn't resist the title.  Did it make you wonder?  I'll show you how to make a favor out of a cardboard toilet paper tube, some DSP and the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp set.
 Wanna see it??

Who would have thought this started as trash?  Gotta love recycling! 
Stampin' Up!'s Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp set is perfect for this Treat Holder.  
Let's jump right into the How To.  Then I'll tell you more about the Stampin' Up! supplies I used.

This was the counter before I started to assemble.  
  • One toilet paper tube cut in half.  You could leave it whole or cut it in 3rds.  It just depends on what you want to put inside.  Half holds a nice handful of Peanut M&M's :-)  I did color the ends of the cut tube with my marker.  It will give it a more finished looking edge at the end.
  • Designer series paper ( DSP ).  The height of the paper will depend on the height of the tube.  Half of the toilet paper tube is roughly 2".  Each one will vary as you cut them.  Six inches works well for the length of the paper.  It wraps around the tube with a nice overlap.  I did the same for the inside and out.  My strips were 2" x 6".   You can see I used sticky strip.  Multi purpose glue will work too. You may have to trim the paper.  I found it was easier than trying to measure the height exactly.
  • Tops and bottoms for the tube.  I used Scallop circles......regular circles would work fine as well.  My Scallop punches were 2 3/8", 1 3/4" and 1/1/4".  I used a single layer on the bottom and the tri color look for the top.
  • Stamp set and ink.    I LOVE Jolly Bingo Bits.  They are so cute and versatile.  You will use them over and over.  You can ink them with an ink pad or with a Stamp and Write Marker like I did. 
  • Although it's not shown, you will also need a small piece of seam binding ribbon if you choose to make a moveable hinged lid.
  • I hope you can see how the loose edge of the ribbon was tucked between the inner candy stripe paper and the cardboard tube.  The last photo shows the inner green scallop and then the tri color top adhered to the green layer.  This hides the ribbon and it just acts as the hinge.
  • You may have to color the edge of your DSP to give it a finished look.  I edged mine in Cherry Cobbler.
  • My last tip is to edge the tube with the 2 way glue pen and let it dry completely with the lid open.  It will leave a sticky edge so the lid holds in place.
  • Another option would be to SKIP the hinged lid and just glue the top onto the tube, just as you did the bottom.  You would then have to rip the top off.  But wouldn't that be fun if you put some springy little snakes inside ;-)
How about making these to use as place cards AND a surprise treat holder??

Stampin' Up! Supplies

Jolly Bingo Bits - Clear-Mount Stamp 121187

Be Of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper 126896   
Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla Card Stock and
Scallop punches in 3 sizes 2 3/8", 1 3/4" and 1/1/4"

Make it a CREATIVE Day!

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