I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fathers Day Silliness Tutorial

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My tutorial today is a bit silly. It's for Father's Day. Since my husband and I act pretty silly regularly and appreciate silly things, this works for us. Hopefully some of you are a bit silly also and will "get" this!

I am about to show you how to embroider on TOILET PAPER!


I did this in anticipation of Father's Day. That morning I figure my sweetheart will discover my silly project by surprise and it'll give him a laugh. A little message to him in an unexpected place to let him know I'm thinking of him.


(I'm giggling a lot with this one.)

Ok - first, gather your supplies, TP, a glue stick, and if you have an embroidery machine, some hooped stabilizer. (Don't have an embroidery machine? Oh, you can still embroider toilet paper, stick around!)

Fold 3 squares of TP over each other, accordion style. Use the glue stick to lightly secure the bottom piece to the hoop. Unravel the TP enough so when the hoop moves in the machine, it won't tear off the roll.

Embroider your message! Now, don't go for anything too dense, or the paper could fall apart. I went with outlined letters.

When finished, carefuly unhoop the TP, carefully snip threads, and carefully remove the stabilizer. Carefully now!

Then take your roll to the nearest potty room to be discovered!

(Inspiration for this project came to me upon discovering THIS at SwakEmbroidery.com

I think this will generate a little bit of a laugh.

If you don't have an embroidery machine, you could hand embroider a message. But I do recommend using stabilizer. I had a go at trying to add a message using just a little zigzag stitch on my machine. Want to see? You can have a go at this if you have a sewing machine!

First, write your message on the TP as a guide, again, 3 layers of TP. (I tore these pieces off the roll, but you would leave the roll intact.)

Then just stitch over the message using your zigzag stitch.

And learn from my mistake-- USE STABILIZER. Or you might have your soft TP sucked down into the feed dogs and have it torn and have to start over. :-(

Hope that gave you a giggle today.

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Have a lovely weekend!



  1. LOL too funny! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  2. That is definitely a one-of-a-kind gift! Thanks for the smile! And thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Just poking my head in to say "hi" and see what was posted up - since I haven't been here in a while and got a good belly laugh! So you've crafted a toilet paper Father's Day gift, ha! ha! ha! It's too cute ha! ha! ha! You guys...



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