Sunday, September 4, 2011

Table Favours

This weekend my favourite cousin came down to hang out and help me get some stuff ready for the craft fair.  (It's next weekend - ask me if I'm ready.  The answer is no.)  Along with helping me Mod Podge about 4000000 tiles, she helped me cut and stick together these cute little place savers for Thanksgiving dinner. I really liked this idea, so I thought I'd go to the trouble of showing you how to do it.  You're welcome.  If anyone actually tried making these as a result of this post, please leave me a comment!

Step 1:  Cut a piece of pretty paper 5 1/4 X 4 1/4 and attach a sticky strip along the shorter side.

Step 2:  Use a punch of your choice to make a window at the half way mark of the long side.  You want the window to be about 1/3 of the way into the short side so that when you pinch the ends it has room.

Step 3:  Attach a piece of clear plastic behind your window (I got mine from a craft store, but I think you could use overhead transparencies as well) on the OPPOSITE side of the sticky tape.  (Tape on front, plastic on back.)

Step 4:  Remove the backing from the tape and roll your paper up into a tube, using the tape to adhere the sides together.

Step 5:  Line up the window so it's in the middle (your seam should be right underneath it).  Pinch the sides together and create a crease about 1cm long.  Attach a piece of sticky tape in here and close it up.

Step 6: On the other end, pinch the ends together in the opposite direction.  In the above photo, I've pinched together the horizontal sides.  For the other end I pinch together the vertical sides.  Apply sticky tape, but don't close it yet.  Fill with goodies and then tape shut.

Embellish however you like!

1 comment:

  1. I love my place saver! And you have such nice teacher printing! I want my printing to look like that!