day 22 - something out of nothing

day 22 - votive covers

I was trying to come up with a new stationery folder design and I failed miserably. It was horrible.

Mayday! Mayday!

Somewhere along the line my math messed up the whole thing. It was a total loss. But, I wasn't about to toss away perfectly good paper—so, I went for something simple, handmade (I'm sure you've been wondering if I'd pick up an Xacto again) and small enough to rescue the sadly misused paper. I ended up with votive covers.

This couldn't be any easier.

- Cut out a rectangle that is as tall as a votive and wide enough to wrap around the container.
- Using a craft knife cut randomly placed V-shapes.
- Add glue to 1/4" of one end of the paper and attach it to the opposite end.
- Curl the cut Vs outward.
- Slide the cover over the votive.

Done! Hardly original but it does count as making something, right?

The highlight of my weekend? Buying a new bike! I haven't had one in years. We went out for a ride with my little C and it was wonderful (even if she did fall once and blamed it one me—apparently my chattiness distracted her).

I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

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This is part of a my 26 days of making series.

[Gratuitous photo — Some days I bomb but some days I don't. Every time I look at the corner and see this mobile, I like it more and more.]


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