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on: December 15, 2007 12:53:08 AM 
Started by elliebelly123, Message by elliebelly123
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Hi!  Cheesy

I made these Christmas bon bons for me and my family a few days ago. They took ages to make, because I actually cut out all the cardboard for the outside of the bon bons myself. I used toilet rolls, and I covered them in coloured cardboard, tied them up with ribbon and stuck Christmas paper on the outside. They also have snaps inside then so they bang when you pull them.

Here is what I put inside the bon bons

1 hat
1 joke & quote
1 party popper
1 chocolate

I made ten in total

Here are the pics














What do you think?Huh Comments appreciated.

p.s I'm 14 Grin
 
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on: December 15, 2007 04:11:36 PM 
Started by elliebelly123, Message by elliebelly123
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Ok, firstly, WOW!!!!! Thanks so much everyone for all your comments!!!!!

I've been looking around since seeing this, and I can't figure out how you cut the sides to make them fold. Did you use a punch? Fold and nip them? I'd love to make these for my wedding!
I too would like to know how to make these! I saw some at world market and thought they were a little to expensive. But if I could make them, that would be really fun! Would you mind making a tut or posting a link with directions?

Here is a mini tut.

Well, I can sort of explain how I did it. For one bon bon I used one piece of A4 cardboard. first, you measure how long the toilet roll is and mark that in the middle of the cardboard like this


Then draw two more lines about 1 inch further out of the line you just drew.


Then, you put a line down the centre of those two lines, like this


Now, you draw lots of little lines about 1cm (1/2 an inch) apart. You only need to go about two thirds of the way, depending on the size of you toilet roll.


Now draw little triangles in between those lines, but make sure they're not touching. Then cut them out with a stanley knife. MAKE SURE YOU CUT OUT THE RED TRIANGLES, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!!


*THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP, WHICH I  ALWAYS FORGET!!!!*
Get your snap and tape it to the inside of your toilet roll.

Cut off the excess cardboard and wrap it around your toilet roll. secure with tape. Now close one side of the bon bon with ribbon. Put your goodies inside and close up the other side with ribbon too. Secure the ends with tape too.

Now get some pretty paper, cut it to the right size and wrap it around and stick with tape. You can use ribbon too, and all sorts of other things. Whatever you can think of.  Smiley

I hope that make sense. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.


Thanks again everyone!!!!
 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
 
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on: December 15, 2007 07:53:26 PM 
Started by elliebelly123, Message by darkladymajesta
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Ok, just so I get this right. (and I had to make a diagram)

The pink is what you cut away. The green line is where you eventually will tie ribbon. And the arrow is the direction the TP roll... rolls? I just don't understand where you tape it so the string is pulled when it is ripped open.
 
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on: December 16, 2007 01:46:37 AM 
Started by elliebelly123, Message by elliebelly123
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Ok, just so I get this right. (and I had to make a diagram)
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The pink is what you cut away. The green line is where you eventually will tie ribbon. And the arrow is the direction the TP roll... rolls? I just don't understand where you tape it so the string is pulled when it is ripped open.


Firstly, there is no excess cardboard at the top and bottom!!!! Only some at the side, and it depends on the size of your toilet roll.

You've got everything else right, though. I don't really know how to answer your question, but you stick the snap to the inside of the toilet roll with tape. Then you wrap the cardboard around the roll and tape the seam. the snap should be sticking out both ends so you can hold it when you pull the bon bon open. I hope that helps!!! I reckon if you try making a trial one, then it'll all fall into place and you'll figure out what to do.  Smiley




Thanks littlebluegirl and metalpunkmonster!!!!

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
 
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