Monday, August 1, 2011

Toilet Paper Apple

Did you ever make one of those pumpkins with the rolls of toilet paper that where so popular a few years ago?  I made one for my Dad, the retired engineer, who knew immediately that it was a roll of toilet paper!  I've been having trouble sleeping lately and late one night, it came to about using the same concept to make an apple for the teacher?!

So, this is what I came up with.  I cut a 22 inch square of red fabric, placed a roll of toilet paper in the middle, and carefully tucked the ends in the tube.  I made a stem out of kraft cardstock that I run through crimper and inked with brown ink.  The leaf is cut out of this fluffy green wool felt I found at Michaels.

The tag is made using Nestabilities and the Teacher's Apple set by Papertrey Ink.  I added a few buttons, ribbon, and some tiny clothespins.  I think that it would look great on any teacher's desk!

Top view, the core just sits in the top, just in case you need an emergency roll!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Teacher's Apple
Paper:  Bazzill, unknown designer paper
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Misc:  Nestabilities, buttons, mini clothespins, foam tape, wool felt, crimper, DMC floss, toilet paper roll, fabric

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Beth,
    sorry you can't sleep :(
    But you get great ideas in the middle of the night!



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