Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Above is a toadstool gift box I made primarily out of crepe paper, cardboard, and a toilet paper roll. I used a high quality crepe paper that I purchased from Castle in the Air. If you're ever in Berkeley, CA on 4th street, I highly recommend visiting the store. The best word to describe the place is "enchanting". Directions for the craft below.
Crepe paper (red, off white, moss green)
one TP roll
Cut out a circle of cardboard with a 4" diameter. Cut a slit to the center. Bend to make a cone shape. Glue to hold.
Cut a red crepe paper circle out larger than the cone. Glue to cone, glue excess under cone. Cut out some small off white circles and glue to top.
Cut a red 4 inch diameter circle. Make it just like the cone. Glue to inside of cone (this covers up any rough edges).
Cut a tp ring with a 3/4" height. Cut the ring and re-glue to make the ring slightly smaller. This will serve as the lid. Cut around ring to make prongs (refer to picture). Glue to inside of cone.
Cut a cardboard circle with a 2 3/4" diameter. Glue green crepe paper to the top. Fold the excess under. Glue a green felt circle to the bottom of the cardboard circle. Cover a 2" length tp roll with off white crepe paper. Glue tube to the center of the green circle. Add the lid. Done.