Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine Tussy Mussy

Valentine's Day is the perfect time of the year to create nostalgic projects to give to your loved ones. Tussy Mussies became popular during the Victorian period, but I've updated this idea, using the new, trendy Kraft Polka Dot Pops paper.


 Valentine Tussy Mussy Supplies:
Step 1. Cut a half circle to form the cone. Mark the center on the backside, to assist in forming the cone.
 Step 2. Use Scor-tape to attach the sides.

Step 3. Punch a hole on each side of the cone and use to add a ribbon holder.  
Step 4. Take about 4 yards of crepe paper, sew through the center to pleat, and add to the cone with Scor-tape.
 Step 5. Embellish the crepe ruffle with satin ribbon.  
Step 6. Emboss the Valentine heart with the folder. Sand the raised edges.

Step 7. Cut the heart out and attach to the cone.

Step 8. Fill with tulle and other goodies of your choice.

 This is an easy project to put together, and one that can be changed for any season or holiday. Thanks for stopping by! ~Gini