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So Staples had 1 cent tissues with the purchase of $5 or more. I was there to buy notebooks but figured while  I'm here I might as well get something for a penny! I then bought the max you can get which is 5. At home, I'm sitting there looking at these tissues thinking, "I really didn't need these, what am I going to do with them?" When I thought, make a case for the craft show! 
Let me explain the zombie theme.... Mom (Millie) is working with a friend of ours to set up a trip to some fan fest where the Walking Dead cast will be so we were doing some zombie theme items. (If you see a Frankenstein's monster rather than zombie don't feel too bad, so did my daughter. By the way August 30th is Frankenstein day - bet you didn't know that!) 

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To make your own tissue holder:
Scrap worsted weight yarn, H hook
 Step 1: Make a crochet rectangle slightly wider than your tissues and slightly taller. I did 14sc x 25 rows in lion cotton with an F hook. 

Step 2: Make 2 smaller rectangles, exactly half as wide and same length. Naturally mine were 7 sc x 25 rows. 


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Sew the two smaller rectangles to the larger, corner to corner, they should meet in the middle. Don't sew the middle shut! 

Add in your tissues to check for fit. 

You could stop here for a pretty cover, add some flowers, or beads, or whatever will make it pretty. OR... make a zombie, monster, person thing. 

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I single crocheted evenly down both sides of the opening to make a mouth (right now it looks yellow on my monitor so he looks like a duck. I think my monitor is dying ;_; oh well). 

The eyes are plain circles. 
Rnd 1: 6 SC in a ring, 
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the 6
Rnd 3: 1 sc in 1, 2 sc in 1 around. You'll have 18. If it is too big you can of course stop sooner. Be smarter than me and leave a big long tail to sew your eyes on. 

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The iris is just 6 sc in a ring, don't forget the long tail. 

Sew the black circles onto the white circles (you could try red for some creepiness). 

Sew the white onto the tissue case. 



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Originally I stopped here but I felt like he looked like a frog. That is the fun thing about crochet though, change one little thing and it looks totally different. 

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So I added two rows of black across the top for hair. I did black because I had it on hand from the eyes and most cartoon zombies have black hair and greenish skin so I figured why not. You could do pink for brains, that seems popular, or mix pink and black for hair and brains, or red or brown or yellow. Whatever color you want. Either way, he is all done and ready to hold your tissues. Don't forget to tuck all your tails! 

If you  make one send me pictures and permission to post them and I will make a little gallery. If you have it on the web send a link and I will link back to you too.  Lets have fun! - Kristina

 


09/07/2013 10:16pm

Such a cool idea and perfect for Halloween for the kiddos!!

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Kristina
09/08/2013 11:53am

Thank you. That is a good idea, they do seem to get runny noses from the cold.

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09/07/2013 10:51pm

Fun--my kids love playing plants vs zombies these days :)

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Kristina
09/08/2013 11:54am

Oh yes, much fun! Maybe I should make a plant too. ^^

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09/07/2013 11:33pm

I do think this zombie is cute :) Thanks for sharing at CAL link party.

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Kristina
09/08/2013 11:56am

Thank you, and thanks for having such a great link party to link up to.

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09/08/2013 4:04am

So fun and handy! I love your zombie! Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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Kristina
09/08/2013 11:57am

Thanks! I prefer to pair fun with functional. Thanks for stopping by.

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09/09/2013 9:29pm

I love this idea! So cute! I would love for you to stop by and share it on this weeks Heavenly Achievements!

http://heavenlysavings.net/2013/09/heavenly-achievements-week-2-craft-recipe-diy-link-up/

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09/10/2013 7:49pm

Very cute!

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09/10/2013 8:26pm

How cute! My 7 year old wants to crochet but I have no experience with it!
Thanks for linking up at our Blog Hop Blitz!

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09/10/2013 10:53pm

It's wouldn't be expensive to start - just grab a learn to crochet kit (has hooks, yarn and instructions) then you tube it! there are a lot of really good videos out there and it will give your child a fun, useful hobby! Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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09/10/2013 11:12pm

Thanks so much for linking this adorable Zombie craft post up to my Sweet Wednesday Link Party, I appreciate you!

Hugs,
Heather

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09/11/2013 12:41am

That is the cutest Zombie that I've ever seen :)

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09/11/2013 8:20pm

Thanks! He is a sweetie!

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09/18/2013 8:52am

Ahh, this zombie tissue holder is so adorable!
Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. Your tutorial will be featured tomorrow :)
x
Natalie
<a href="http://www.marigoldsloft.com">Marigolds' Loft</a>

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09/22/2013 12:13am

Zombie case is too cute! Probably the cutest zombie I'll ever come across. You're right, had no idea there even was a Frankenstein Day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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09/27/2013 4:43pm

Hi, this is really adorable! You did a good job making this.
Julie

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09/27/2013 8:27pm

What a great idea; very creative! Thank you so much for linking up to The PINcentive Blog Hop! Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

croppedstories@gmail.com
http://www.croppedstories.blogspot.com

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