Covered Cotton Bud Holder Tutorial

October 17, 2012

Today I made something different...
Cotton bud holders covered in toile,
draped with lace, a dash of trim, and 
sprinkled with flowers. 

I started with plain cotton bud containers.
These flip open from the side and are a little 
trickier than the ones that have a top cover.

I took the measurement of the circumference 
and cut the material precisely at the edge. 

I then glued it into place,
and made a mark where the material will be cut out 
so the lid can be closed.

From the back I left some extra material
to overlap.

I'm sorry this picture isn't very clear.
Here I zig-zaged some lace at the edge
of the material, following the pattern.

I started gluing in the middle to make it 
fit exactly around the container. 

I glued the material to the top, and later cut 
out along the edges.

Oops! make sure if you have a pattern on the 
material that it is upright...

Gather all the trims you have and find one or two 
that looks best on your container. 

Carefully I followed the edge of the container with the trim
making sure I didn't glue the cover shut...

Both sides with different trim.

I have this nice cotton lace that has 
 ribbon through it, so I glued that all around  
 the edge of the top.

Then I pulled the ribbon to tie it close.

I gathered some flowers and trims 
to glue on top of the container.

This cutie will look nice on any dressing table.

This square box is much easier to make.
I used the same lace with ribbon as on 
the top of previous container.
Then I glued it around the edge of the lid.

Then pulled the ribbon tight and glued into place.

Some trims to decorate the top with.

I glued a strip of material around the container
with the lid on because if it overlaps the lid 
won't close.

I then added some trim at the top 
and bottom of the container,
and had fun decorating the top.

I hope you have a wonderful and creative week.

On Friday I will join in with

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