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Topic: Altered Paper Towel Tubes: Independence Day Rocket Antlers! Srsly.  (Read 3967 times)
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« on: June 16, 2013 05:45:02 PM »

The ManFlesh got me this magnificent ceramic deer head that is sort of faux taxidermy style & instead of antlers has holes so you can make your own!  I call her Mavis.  Yes, her.

I don't normally decorate for Independence Day, but this year we're having house guests (because we moved a bit far from "home" last fall), it was time for a change, and I was inspired by the things I'd been seeing in my pinterest feed.  You know how that goes.



Lately I've been getting even more satisfaction from when I can complete a project using only items from my stashes.  I don't even have much of a paper stash, but I was able to cobble together enough various patterns in close-enough color schemes to pull this off.



I used skewers from the kitchen drawer and paper towel tubes from the fire-started bin along with a white imitation cork from the wine cork stash, too.



I've already started covering some toilet paper tubes to make a small string of firecrackers to hang somewhere, too! 



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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013 05:59:30 PM »

These are a hoot!  Love them - great prints on the papers!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013 06:15:31 PM »

Thanks!  I like how serious Mavis's expression is all the while she has silly rocket fireworks growing out of her head.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013 06:17:42 PM »

Cute! You've totally inspired me.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013 06:37:41 PM »

Mavis is always the fashion trend setter, and this is no exception!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013 08:10:39 PM »

Thanks ladies!  And now that I know I can use a wine cork to stabilize narrow things... oh boy!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013 07:09:09 AM »

Ahhhaaahahaaaaa!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013 06:52:31 PM »

Hilariously creative!   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013 04:05:40 AM »

Love 'em! Mavis rocks those rockets!
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013 12:32:43 PM »

Thanks!  They are now carefully stored away for next year.
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