Hello! So sorry to be running behind on the tutorial today! I had quite a bit of trouble with the photographs for this little project, but I think I've finally got it ready to share. A couple of years ago I saw an article in Green Craft (I think..it could have been Somerset Life, I can't really remember) where the artist repurposed tissue paper rolls into little pockets. I can't for the life of me remember who that was, or even exactly what their project was, but this is my take on the same idea.
I made these little paper pockets with the idea that they would be a great party favor for a girl's get together. I was thinking they would be great filled with bits of lace and ribbon or other little trinkets. The best thing is that they can be made with scraps and something we all have in our homes. (tissue paper rolls) Now, if using tissue paper rolls seems a little yucky to you, then just cut down some paper towell tubes.
The list of supplies you will need is above, but I left off a permanent black ink pad. For the images, I used my hat club cube stamp, as I love the different female images on the stamp.
2. Once the paint is dry, add a bit of strong adhesive to the bottom of the tube, and pinch it shut. I used a little bit too much glue as you can see in photo 2, so just wipe a bit off if you need to.
3. Pinch it closed and use a little clamp to keep it closed until it dries.
4. While your tube is drying, tear a bit of fabric scrap and stamp your image onto the fabric.
Once you have your tube painted, glued, and your image stamped, just start adding layers of your vintage lace and fabric. I used a lovely old ruffle along the bottom of all of mine, and then layered on some pretty scraps. I wanted my pockets to be all white, but they would be lovely in a variety of colors.
Once you have embellished your pockets and are happy with them, simply punch a little hole on both sides at the top, thread your large jumprings through and then attach your vintage bead chain to the jumprings. I couldn't really photograph that process, but let me know if you have any questions.
You could also add pretty charms or other buttons to the charms as well.
If you have any questions at all, please let me know, and if you make some pockets I would really, really love to see them!