Hello! I hope your week has started off well! This past weekend, my husband and I were back in Nashville helping our oldest daughter find a new apartment. Her first choice fell through, so we needed to quickly find something else. I personally think she will be much happier with her 2nd choice. :) (which was always my first choice since it's gated...) We'll be moving her in right after Mother's day. It's really an exciting process, renting her first non campus apartment. We've definitely been filling up our pinboards with decorating ideas! I also have my niece and nephew this week, so it seemed like the perfect week for a "rerun" tutorial. And with Mother's day just around the corner, these sweet little paper pockets may be just the thing you're looking for.
So, here we go:
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.
1. Using a foam brush, paint your tube. I painted the inside edge as well.
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.
That's it! These sweet little pockets are ready to fill with treats, or flowers for the ladies in your life on Mother's day, or even to hang on the door of your neighbor for May day! I can imagine these little pockets filled with vintage lace, and vintage millinery. Perhaps some petite rolls of vintage paper tucked inside would be sweet too?
As always, if you have any questions, please let me know, I'm happy to help. And if you make any pockets like this, I would love to see!
Happy crafting, Cerri xo