Photo by Jack Gould, from PAD.
Sluggish economy got you down? No money in the coffers to splurge on your friends and loved ones this year? Don't despair! Here's a fun DIY project that you can make easily and cheaply. Your "Cousin It Tissue Cozy" will be the hit of the holiday season!
Here's what you'll need:
Ruler, crayon, chalk or pen, X-acto knife, needle, thread, 20 X 12 piece of fur material(try the craft or fabric stores), and square tissue box.
Here's what you do:
*Lay the fur fuzzy-side down on a work surface. Trace all four sides of the tissue box. Make sure that the grain of the fur falls from top to bottom. Trace the box top.
*Cut out each form with the X-acto knife (use a ruler to help keep it straight), then cut a 3.5 inch slit in the center of the top piece.
*With the fuzzy side face down, sew together the four side pieces, side by side. Make sure that the grain of fur falls in the same direction.
*Sew together each edge of the top piece to each top edge of the four side pieces.
*Turn inside out, slip over tissue box, and fluff.
From PAD: The Guide to Ultra Living by Matt Maranian, 2000.