-5 PIECES OF PATTERENED PAPER
CUT TO 6X6 SQUARES.
-5 TOILET PAPER TUBES
-GIFT CARDS,PAINT CHIPS, TINY ZIPLOCKS, GAME CARDS, COUPONS, TICKETS. ETC.
1. GATHER 5 TOILET PAPER TUBES
2. SQUASH THEM FLAT
3. IRON THEM FOR A SHARPER EDGE
4. CUT 5 SHEETS PATTERNED PAPER TO 6X6 SQUARES
5. GLUE BOTH SIDES OF TUBE
6. ADHERE PAPER AND CREASE SHARPLY
7. CUT A SLIT ON EACH SIDE
8. FOLD PAPER INSIDE OF TUBE
9. EMBELLISH EACH PAGE FRONT AND BACK
11. TUCK TAGS, CARDS, COUPONS IN SLOTS
12. USING A ZUTTER OR CROPODILE TO PUNCH HOLES
13. BIND WITH 2” ZUTTER WIRE, BOOK RINGS OR HEAVY CORDING.
14. PRESENT TO DAD, ALONG WITH YOUR ETERNAL GRATITUDE.
I gotta say, I love, love, love this new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Collection. The paper is actually designed with a cookbook theme in mind, but I was so drawn to the colors and patterns that I was sure it could multi-task for Father's Day. It is heavyweight, printed on both sides and is made from mixed sources, recycled wood or fibre from well managed forests. Perfect for this upcycled TP tube project!
The base mini-album goes together very quickly and then the fun part begins - embellishing with all the doodads you can find.
I started the album out with a spot for a family photo and will sprinkle pictures of Dad doing something special with each kid on the rest of the pages. There are journaling boxes on each of page for a special note from each kid, as well as a place for photos.
Gift cards are the exact size to slide into the pockets with a perfect fit. I included a little ziplock with tickets for lawn mowing, fishing trip, car wash and a Costco hot dog, in the first slot. I then added in a Home Depot gift card glued to a paint chip. The Dutch Boy paint chips at Wal-mart fit perfectly and have a little square cutout for a photo.There is a certificate for a favorite meal (made with love), a Starbucks card for a cuppa Joe and an award for the Best Dad Ever.
As a finishing touch, I hung a tiny fishing bobber (found at the hardware store) on the spiral binding.