Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Spotlight Guest - Craft Envy!

Hello there wonderful ladies, we have a guest posting for us today, who is none other than Vanessa of the fabulous team Craft Envy! I guess most of us are familiar with them and their lovely creations, and I was awed when they invited me as a guest to their blog, and more, agreed to do a guest post, too! The blog swap sounded unbelievable to me; they're so sweet! I'm fortunate to take a back seat here, and let Vanessa take over! Visit their blog and check out their cool stuff!

Hello Kosmic Chai readers!  We are so happy to be here, and grateful that Sonia gave us a little space in her awesome blog!  I love her work!

My name is Vanessa, and my sister-in-law/BFF Nicholette and I have this little blog called  craft eNVy!

Why would we name it that?  Because it's an evil we suffer from.  Craft Envy.  We are always looking for ways to make something fabulous, and we can't help it but feel envious of all the wonderful crafters we see in the blogosphere  and their wonderful ideas! You fuel our crafting!!! :)  Okay, enough silly stuff.  
Here are a few things you can find on our blog:

                                                                                      Adorable headband made from an old tie!  Isn't it cute?

This layered button bracelet is easy and fun, you can finally use up some of those buttons sitting around.

This egg shell picture frame was such a fun Valentine's Day gift to make!

These cardboard decorative letters look adorable in my little girl's bedroom.  Make sure to check them out!

So, Mother's Day is coming up soon, and I've started working on some little gifts for the special women in my life, but I didn't quite know how to wrap them, they're tiny gifts... That's when I saw my trusty bag of toilet paper rolls, waiting to be turned into something fabulous, and came up with this:

That's right friends!  These cute boxes are made out of TP rolls!  Let's get to it.

What you'll need:

- TP roll




-some kind of paper to cover your box (I used some old tissue paper from a gift, and a napkin!)


Let's get started now!

Flatten your TP roll, and trace on both edges a curved line, like you see above.

Cut out on the line you just traced.  Your roll will look like this.

Baad picture, sorry.  But you get the idea, fold the edges you have just cut out, to the inside of the roll.  

You will do that to all of them.  It will look like this.  Isn't that a cute shape?

Now go ahead and open your roll out again, cover it with glue and lay it on the paper you want to use.  I like to crinkle up the paper to give it some texture, I think it looks cool!  After that, go ahead and trim your paper to the shape of your little gift box.

Don't forget to embellish away!  I tied a cute little bow in one, and I used a paper flower on the other, but you could add whatever you like!  And they're perfect size for the little beaded watches I'm making... Shhhh.... don't tell the mothers! :)

Sonia, thanks so much for giving us a chance to be a guest at your awesome blog!  You have no idea how many of your projects are currently bookmarked on my computer right now!  


Laura said...

These crafts are awesome!

Jennifer said...

I love the use of the tp rolls in the those boxes! Great idea!

Jennifer Juniper said...

What a great use for all those rolls! Love the other projects too - great feature :)

Jamee said...

great way to recycle and make something cute and useful- thanks for sharing Please visit me sometime at

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

So cute!!! How green of you!! Thanks for linking up!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love that button bracelet. I am definitely going to try it with my box of old buttons!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Such a smart idea for wrapping. Loving the button bracelet. Saw you at Tater Tots and Jello party.

Baker Family said...

I Just saw your blog earlier today, then linked up right after you on tater tots and jello. I love all your inexpensive cute ideas!



Leslie said...

How cute are those? I am stopping by from Tater Tots and Jello's weekend party! Stop by my blog sometime.

Edna said...

que ideia maravilhosa

Becca said...

I made one of these last night!!! (the toilet paper gift holder). I used scrapbook was a little more challenging but it looked cute!!! these are definitely a keeper!

thanks so much for your creativeness!

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