Good evening everyone, I hope you have all had a good day what ever you have been doing. I have had an easy day as both girls were at Pony Camp all day. Granted I had to be at work for 7am, to get them organised and to Camp for 8am. Then I picked them up at 5pm.
Right for the centre piece you will need a box for the middle, a length of tubing (the inside of a roll of fabric you can usually get these for free), white craft felt, if you can buy it by the metre it's better, a girls large hair elastic, ribbon and a cake board oh yes you will need to find something as a topper.
My box measured 8cm high by 16cm wide. But you could go as high as 10cm and 12-14cm wide. Of course the narrower box means less tubes. I managed to fit 14 tubes round mine. I cut a circle of felt big enough to cover the lid and edge, and glued it on. Next you have the hard job of measuring and cutting the tubes, ( I find a really strong tube the best and it will last for many years) they have to be the same height as your box so carefully measure and mark I used a hacksaw to cut through the tube, a helpfull husband who will do this for you is good otherwise it's a sore arm.
Next you need to measure the circumference of your tubes
Now measure out your felt using this measurement and
For the height you have to at least make it double this is so you can twist the felt to pop into the tube,
You need to cut a circle of felt for the base, keep it snug the tubes have to fit in tight. I find putting the felt round
the tube and sewing the edges together - a bit fiddly but makes a neat job.
Pop you topper on and that's that, I am not good at this tutorials so won't be doing it again in a hurry.
Hope you will be able to make one, sorry it's not that good but hey ho I am still learning.
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