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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hello, everyone!  Can you believe it's Thursday and we're approaching another weekend?!!!

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:

Roll the slit edges up around the TT rolls and glue in place.  You will now have this:

Cut 2, 3.50 x 6.50 squares from the red cardstock.  Wrap and glue a square around each of the TT rolls lining up the cardstock even with the bottom.  The extending top red cardstock squares you will slit around the TT roll, fold down and glue.  The TT roll on the left in the picture below shows the slitted paper and the right TT roll shows it folded and glued insde the TT roll:

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):

Now you're going to glue, along the paper seams -- with them facing each other on the inner side of the TT rolls, but only glue them together about 1/4" of the way down.   It should look like this, with a slight gap between the 2 TT rolls:

And these are Santa's pants legs!  Cool, huh?

Next cut:
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!


Love That Bug said...

These are the "sweetest" pants ever! I think they are adorable and came out great.
Thanks for sharing

Rhonda Emery said...

super cute.

Beebeebabs said...

This is way tooo cute Audrey thanks for sharing!

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!! Audrey, this is just super cute!! I love Santa's pants, and what a creative idea. It uses recycling and creates such an adorable holder. I wish my brains would come up with these awesome little ideas, it seems my memorex is erasing...,lol. Girlfriend this is just adorable, I might scraplift this one. Have a great crafting weekend.

Hugz, xx


lovemypaper said...

"OMG" Audrey there pants are just too cute!

CraftyGirl said...

Crack me up!! These Santa pants are darling!! And the perfect candy cane holders too!! This would be great to make and send in to my daughters school!!
barb :)

Jean said...

This is so cute Audrey!! I love it!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey this is just too cute. You are so amazing my friend. I love it and your directions look so easy. Thanks for taking the time to share with us. hugs

joeygirl86 said...

Soo cute! I think this is a great idea! I love the suspenders too! :)

MsJay said...

These are too cute! You can come up with some nice little gifts. Thanks so much for sharing.

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness girl this is hilarious! I am still laughing as I type this.
How stinking adorable!
Fun fun idea that would make a fun gift.
Hugz sweetie

Ohhh Snap said...

LOL Love it :D. It's sooo cute! TFS :D

xosparklesxo said...

Oh my gosh! So stinkin' cute!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This project is oozing with cuteness. It made me smile when I saw it. Kiddos would love this too. Great tutorial. :)

mforquer said...

Audrey - you are such a clever girl!!! Seriously, I know I've said that before but you have some of the cutest ideas...you look at something and see a project! I LOVE that about you...thanks for sharing this adorable project!


Very cute!!

Michelle said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! TOOOOOOO FUNNY AND CUTE!!! I have to make these for my family this year! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Tanya said...

Well Audrey, this is so dang cute! Love the name. Thanks for the tutorial, I may give this one a try :)

Momma's House said...

Now how cute is that..nice

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Audrey , this is such a cute project!!! love the suspenders and yes, I agree with Tanya the title of the post was so darn cute. LOL!!! Thanks for sharing with a tutorial:)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a cute project! Love it and I wanted to thank you for joining us on Shes A Sassy Lady.

DonnaMundinger said...

Audrey, this is the cutest EVER!!! You are sooo creative! Gotta try this! xxD

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Hawt Santa pants!!!! :-) Great step by step instructions with pics! Way to go Audrey, this is GREAT!

Jen said...

Audrey this is adorable!!!! Man you are so creative.... I'm feeling better and back to my blog hopping to my favorite sites. I'm going to try and get my blog award up when I get back from shopping so if it doesn't work I will be emailing you again...lol
Thanks again Audrey and for also being so king.
hugs to you,jen

GabyCreates.com said...

This is so creative!!! Thanks for the tutorial...

Audrey, could you email me at
scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com
I would like to ask you something


Debbie said...

Audrey this is so cute!!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey
you did a great job! love them. Thanks for showing how to cover the bottoms

Karen said...

Santa's pants are full of candy.....love it! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

awww this is sooo cute!!!!

My Play Time said...

This is so cool. I am now a follower, I will have to try this. Thank you

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey you haven't posted in so long. :-( I was so busy having my own pity party I didn't see that... hoping you are ok... hugs my friend.

Toni said...

OMG to cute , i love love love this idea , what a great job ...


Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

ohhh Audrey, this is such a cute idea! Great way to recycle too!!! Adorable...

Carol L.

Curt in Carmel said...

Darling, awesome, creative, stinkin' cute, adorable, etc.!!!! What a great tutorial too. I loved following along with each step seeing it completed. Great stuff! Best, Curt