Thursday, February 14, 2013

my first Tussie Mussie!

Today i made my very first TP Tussie Mussie. for those of you who don't know what that is, it's a toilet paper roll that is pinched and glued at the bottom. you fill them with treats for the recipient. I really like how this turned out and it was super simple to do!
I added the image i purchased online and then i embellished it with flowers and ran a ribbon down each side and made a handle to hold it by. Ta Da Done! Even you could make one of these. Yes you! Oh come on, give it a whirl...

spring tags

Just thought i would share some tags i made for the "Hangin with my Peeps" Tag Swap over at

Happy Valentines Day!

For Valentines Day i thought i would try my hand at making candy bouquets for the kids and take them to their schools. I watched a tutorial on youtube and away i went, i bought most of the supplies at the Dollar Tree so the cost was minimal (around $20 for all three) here are the pics aren't they adorable!?

I also made valentines for the kids to take to school. I got the idea off of pinterest and went with it. First i designed my own tag that said "I need 'smore' friends like you" and then i filled the bags with the ingredients for them to make their own smore. here is how they turned out...

Altered Cigar box

So the other day i decided to finally alter my first cigar box. it did turn out cute but not exactly what i had envisioned. I actually got a real cigar box from a tobacco shop instead of buying one of those balsa boxes at Michaels.

My first piece of advice is DO NOT peel the stickers off the top of the box. I did this thinking it would make the box smoother and easier to cover, i was wrong! the top came off and i have to just sit it on top and press it into place. My second piece of advise is dont cover the edges of the lid with too much paper. I also did this and i have to force my box to close.But again, these are only my experiences with an actual cigar box. Balsa boxes may be entirely different.

now on to my project...

I didnt go into too much detail when decorating this box. I just used what i had laying around in my stash, which wasnt much as you can see.
First i covered the entire box, inside and out with sheet music...

I then found a brightly colored floral napkin and seperated it until i only had one sheet. This makes the napkin more transparent. You can see in the picture above where i used the napkin to cover the outside of the box only. Because the napkin was transparent you could still see the sheet music through it which i thought added a little bit more interest in the piece. 
Next I added the lace and ribbons to the side with a hot glue gun, as well as the flowers and embellishments to the top of the box. easy peasy.

My next box is a steam punk inspired cigar box for a swap on wish me luck! and I really hope you all try this for yourself I had a ton of fun doing it. My 7 year old even helped. If she can craft a cigar box so can you.


Welcome to my Crafty Corner! I have created this space to share with you my many craft ideas as well as inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing. I see so many things on the internet that make me think... "Hey i could do that!" and i know you have too. This blog is a way to share my successes as well as my failures in the crafty world in hopes of inspiring you to get out there and try new crafty things. If you see something new and would like me to try it, just drop me a line and let me know i will do my best to try it. Thanks and i hope you enjoy the journey.