CRAFTED by Alex ::: Feathered Thank Yous

Welcome back Alex of Northstory!  
She has an absolutely FABULOUS tutorial today for you -- SUPER creative upcycle -- get your pinning fingers ready!!!

PS -- Alex, are those IKEA scissors I spot??  A girl after my own heart...

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Start saving your toilet paper rolls ladies and gentlemen. They will make you an awesome DIY gift box that is perfect for Thanksgiving, especially as a little token for each guest on your dinner table. No really.  This is all started because my daughter started collecting some feathers and I thought hey let's make feathers to use as gift wrap decor.

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What you'll need:


- toilet paper rolls

- twine and yarn in your choice of colours

- used fabric in your choice of colours (I used old work socks, felt and scraps from window curtains I shortened)

- scissors

- cardstock

- hole punch

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Freehand cut out some feather shapes out of all the fabric scraps I had. I wish I could offer you a stencil,
 but I literally just did them at random. The less perfect the more unique you get.

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Print up a sheet of Thank You's on card stock.

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Then cut out and hole punch both the feathers and the tags.

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Get your toilet paper roll and press down on both sides to create an opening.

This is the moment you fill it with whatever you'd like - candy, a thank you note, a wish, a Gift card etc.

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Then, first wrap your twine and yarn together around the toilet paper box leaving the feathers and the tag off to one end.

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Tie it all up and you're done!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


ALEX!  Seriously?  You must be a genius!


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Comments

Love these Alex! You are so creative!!
Lauren Lanker said…
Yes, Alex really is a genius. These are simply darling! And I love that I now have a creative use for all these toilet paper rolls I've been saving. Brava!
Only you can make toilet paper rolls into something pretty and practical- love it
ALEX!! OMG that's genius. I have been throwing away socks and toilet paper rolls all these years. This Christmas I am only buying gifts that fit in a toilet paper roll ;)
Amy Renea said…
LOL Daniela!!! ...and I think we should give Alex a new #sogenius hashtag....anyone?
Tara @ Suburble said…
Okay... this is awesome. I love it. I can think of a thousand different ways to use these... and the first way? Stockings.
Storypiece said…
You are crazy smart! Those are amazing and perfect for fall!

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