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I am going to try and start a new meme for Tracy’s Topics – I made it Monday! I have so many little thingies that I’ve made, so I reckon if I have a schedule to stick to for posting them, maybe I’ll actually get around to posting them. Right?  Right.

I even made a button for it!

Since I live in the southern hemisphere, we get to have Spring now. So I wanted to make something for Spring Day, (1 September). Waaaaay back I linked up to a themed link party for empty toilet paper rolls. That’s where I saw this cute project from Let’s go Fly a kite.

Some girls grow up dreaming about the Dress, and the Cake and the clothes-all-match-even-the-undies-twins. But I had a list of items/traditions/values that I wanted to one day have in my home.  One of these was a wreath on my front door. It might sound a simple item – but I wanted one so that I could decorate it for holidays and seasons and special occasions. I found a nice sturdy one a few years ago, but only decorated it a few times. I’m trying to get more in the habit now of making an effort. And having fun with it too!

I made these at work… during lunch… and tea break. (We weren’t THAT busy ok)

I used bright spring colours - and mixed some if I didn't have the perfect shade

Did I mention I have a mountain of empty tp rolls? Well, I do. But I still only made 3 flowers for my own wreath. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing, just make a focal point. And I made some extra for our gate at work as well.

Ready for Spring

The materials I used were recycled too! The tp roll is obvious, but the elastic I used to attach to the gate; collected from packages we receive. The centre isn’t tissue coloured paper like in the tutorial, it’s used hand towels. Now before you go thinking how disgusting that is, they were my own after I thoroughly washed my hands. And I wore gloves while painting and assembling it. And it’s just water that was on them – so it’s not ‘eew’ after all.

…And for my door…

Love Spring

Parties I link to

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I made this one for my collegue. You like?

I made these a few weeks months ago. But I’ve been a bit slack with updates. Very hard to find a few mintues for posting from the pc, not just my htc.

I know the original link where I got the idea from is more kids art, but I wanted to make these myself. I can’t remember ever making them at school either. I had some nice scrapbook, wrapping and crepe paper, ribbon and a glue gun. I also have a huge stash of toilet paper rolls.

This isn’t an official tutorial, but I’ll share my pics of what I did and how they came out.

What I didn’t take pics of: I glue-ginned  the decorated tubes together keeping their bases level. Then traced the base shape onto scrap cardboard from a box. Cut out the new base and glue to the bottom of the tubes – again I used my glue gun.

Parties I link to

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