I've noticed in the last few days I 've gotten some new followers, and I'd like to give you all a huge WELCOME! I am always happy to welcome new family; glad you're here and hope you make yourselves at home, visit often, and feel free to be as comfortable as you please -- hopefully you'll be inspired. You can ask questions, give suggestions/advice -- you're at home here!!!
Now I really tried to come up with a Thanksgiving project for my DT project today over at Sheila's, but after racking my brains for an idea, this was all I could come up with. However, this is soooo cute and so easy, I think you'll all forgive me another Christmas project so soon!
I'm calling this a "What the heck is up with Santa's pants?!!!" Treat Box:
So, are you all ready to put it together? Okay, let's go! What you'll need are:
2 - toilet tissue rolls
1 - 8.50' x 11" sheet of red cardstock
1 - 8.50" x 11" sheet of black cardstock
1 - small piece of batting (or white faux fur material)
2 - 3" white cardstock circles
Note: I used a hot glue gun to glue this project together -- makes it super quick!
Before beginning cut off 1-1/4" from one end of each toilet tissue (TT) roll. Place TT rolls on top of each of the 3" circles and glue in place. Next, make slits around the extending edges of the circles all the way to the outer edge of the rolls, as in this example:
Next cut 2, 1/2" x 6.50" from the batting (or faux fur) and glue one strip around the bottom of each TT roll (cut off any access and discard):
And these are Santa's pants legs! Cool, huh?
1 - 1/2" x 6.50" strip from the black cardstock (this will be the belt to the pants)
1 - 1/4" x 6.50" from the batting (or faux fur)
2- 1/4" x 8" strips from the red cardstock (the belt loops)
Glue on all the pieces as shown below (cut off and discard any access):
Finally we're going to cut 2, 1/4" x 8" strips for the suspenders. Attach the front 2 strips to the front of the box, but criss cross the strips, one over the other in the back of the box when gluing. It will look like this:
I used Stickles to add a belt buckle and now it's done! Stuff it with Christmas candies and goodies!!!
I hope you like my project and enjoy making your own!!! And, if you do decide to make this project, I certainly would love to see what you did with it!!!
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be seeing you!