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Tissue Dispenser Necklace…perfect for allergy season! (UPDATE: APRIL FOOLS’)

UPDATE (4/2/15): Did you ever scroll down to see the bottom……APRIL FOOLS’!!!!


It is officially spring!  And with that, comes……yep, allergies.  I married a man who has insane allergies that turn him into one miserable mess during allergy season. Unfortunately, he passed some of those genes onto our kids.  Needless to say, our home has a lot of sneezing, wheezing, and puffy eyes this time of year.  And a lot of panicked screams of, “where’s the tissue, where’s the tissue?!?!” 


Oh boy.


Here’s my solution…




So instead of constantly searching for the missing tissue boxes, I’ve created a little necklace for each child to wear.  And when they have even the slightest sniffle, I’m going to insist they wear it to school, to church, over to a play date, etc.  Because one should always have tissue handy.




So, when the tiniest twinge of a sneeze is coming…..just pull on the end of the tissue roll, and bingo, you’re ready for action!




And when the roll of tissue runs out (because we all know it will), just remove an end cap, slide off the ribbon, and add a new roll.  Easy!!




No more holding in those colossal sneezes, worried that you won’t have supplies to clean up the aftermath — just LET ‘ER RIP!!!!




Ready to learn how to put together a tissue dispenser necklace??




Well, good, because you’ll love this thing.




And will want to wear it everywhere.




Especially romantic movies (…cue the waterworks…)




And others will certainly ask you where you found it.




OR, they’ll wonder if you’ve gone crazy wearing tissues around your neck.




Actually they won’t think you’ve gone crazy wearing tissues around your neck, they’ll think you’ve gone crazy wearing TOILET PAPER around your neck.  Ha!



Because ——






 Okay, okay… sorry if I actually tricked you.  Okay, no I’m not. I love this day!  And every year I love it more and more.  But if you’re new around here, clearly you must have thought I’d gone mad.


Here’s the product that actually inspired me:




Hilarious right??  I’m not sure if it’s actually a product that is made to sell…..because I searched and searched but couldn’t find it.  But I keep reading that it is.  Whatever the case — hilarious!!! 



However, once I made these and put them on my kiddos, and then they kept “pretend” sneezing and coughing, I actually thought, “HEY, this is pretty genius!”  It’s actually a real pain to always run and find the tissues when they’re either sick or having allergies. AM I RIGHT??  (And anyone who has ever had a cold, knows the aggravation of the nasal drip!)



So, even though I made these as a joke, I’m totally hanging onto them…..hahaha!!!  Okay, I probably won’t ever use them because the tissue kept coming unwound. And they would get all twisted while they played.  And I can only imagine all the tissue bits left around the house that get torn off by accident.



Oh, how I love April Fool’s Day!!



How are you celebrating April Fools’ Day?!?!  I need to set up some good tricks while the kids are at school.  (And while my husband is at work.  Shhhhh…..)






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  1. Hannah B says:

    I also checked your blog first thing on April Fools Day! I was needing a smile, and you came through! ;)

  2. Miss Lois says:

    I love your april fool’s !

  3. Oluchi says:

    This is my first April fool on this blog
    And I was scratching my head trying to decide
    If u were serious then I realized I was fooled.
    Nice sense of humour tho.

  4. Karen says:

    Ha! But you COULD hang this in a bathroom if it didn’t have a tissue holder, from a nail or hook. I think a tissue dispensing PURSE with a long strap would be handy for colds, and allergies. Now you need to make one. No opening the purse to get a tissue, just have it on the side or top. Idea for you!

  5. Shantel says:

    I totally came to check your blog specifically because I love reading your April Fool jokes! You are so fun and creative.

  6. BJ Cole says:

    Loved it! The toilet roll necklace can, actually, have pertinent use in some circles. How about a towel necklace for the institutionalized elderly at meals or simply drooling, a roll of mechanics’ wipes for our favorite grease monkey, who is so entranced by his vehicular project that he can’t be bothered with stopping to slide out from under the truck or car on his creeper long enough to locate a mechanic’s wipe and clean his hands off, so that our house will not be made filthy, when he walks though it! Thanks!

    1. jaime says:

      so you know those baby bibs that are a towel with a hole in it? My mom found an adult sized one for my grandpa make with a bath towel. It was awesome!

  7. Trish Boyko says:

    Oh my GOD! Too much! You’ve been on my mind all day wondering what you came up with. You KNOW all of us who been with you for quite a while are waiting for it, but you will always generate new readers throughout the year who won’t have a clue. They’re the ones who’ll be sitting at their keyboards with a deer-in-the-headlights expression on their faces so don’t ever stop. Their comments will take us old timers back to when you first got us and make us laugh all over again. I really love how your mind works!

  8. Becky W. says:

    So, I have been away from your blog for way too long. Then today I was remembering all of the great April Fool’s jokes, and HAD to come and check your blog for yours. You didn’t disappoint!

  9. valerie nelson says:

    I went to bed last night looking forward to checking my email today to see what you had for us this year :) Teeheehee… love your April Fool’s Day posts! <3

  10. Anonymous says:

    Ok so I realized right off the bat that this was a joke but with allergies like my lil boy and I have, and cold season hitting as hard as it has…. I honestly have to admit that I thought this is exactly what we need.

  11. Jennifer K says:

    Cracked me up…no lie, my 7th grade teacher would actually tie a toilet paper roll and make it into a necklace for sick kids…SERIOUSLY! That’s what made this so funny for me!

  12. jo says:

    I always look forward to April 1 on Make it and Love it! You are awesome Ashley!

  13. lindsey s says:

    haha……you got me last year but this year i was ready for ya… my 9 year old daughter thought you were nuts though until we got to the end then she cracked up!….thanks for making our day!

  14. Paula M says:

    Oh my – I’m fairly new around here, and was seriously thinking “ok… I need to unsubscribe NOW…” you sure did get me! Thanks for the great laugh, I needed that!

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahaha……I love it! I always feel a little guilty by the end of the day for those who truly delete my site forever, buuuuuut I still do it every year anyway. Because it always cracks me up!!!! Thanks for having a sense of humor Paula!! :)

  15. Lynne says:

    I ALWAYS love your April Fool’s day projects! You have a wicked sense of humor! Thanks for the laughs! :)

    1. Ashley says:

      It’s a sickness, I swear! But I just love a good laugh!

  16. Shirley Guzzi says:

    LOVE your sense of humor and your GREAT April Fool’s projects!!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Haha….thanks Shirley!

  17. Katy(LethargicLass) says:

    ARGH! Once again I completely believed you! I even forwarded it to my friend without reading the whole thing and then it occured to me who was writing it… every danged year I fall for it!! You are way too good at these :)

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahahahaha……..that’s hilarious Katy!!! Reactions like yours make my day! And even better that you forwarded it….haha! But it was tricky because we can all relate to the headache of those darn runny noses. Thanks for having a sense of humor!

  18. Stacy says:

    LOVE IT!!!! I always check your site on April 1st and you never disappoint! The only thing missing is a tiny trash bag hanging from the side to put the used tissues in ;-)

    1. Ashley says:

      I know, right?!?! Because all those dirty tissues will end up on the floor. That’s totally next year’s project! ;) Haha!

  19. Ellie says:

    I need to make this for one of my YW who ALWAYS has a stuffy nose — and for my counselor who always goes to get a roll of toilet paper for the girl with the stuffy nose. Ha!

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahahaha……that would be awesome! You totally should! :)

  20. Grandpa Rob says:

    Even better than Saran Wrapping the toilet!

    1. Ashley says:

      Totally better! ;)

  21. Cucicucicoo says:

    Haha! By now I know enough to expect your April Fool’s tricks not to get fooled by them anymore, but I still love them! Although I have to admit, the idea isn’t half bad (well, except for perhaps wearing it out)…!! :) Lisa

    1. Ashley says:

      Dang it, I swear I need to hypnotize you all into forgetting each year! But yeah, I really thought the same thing after they tested it out for me. And I think anyone who has wiped a trillion snotty noses would agree! Haha!

  22. Kelley says:

    Hahahaha!! Love this! Even though this is an April Fools joke, I do need this for my 5 year old when she gets a cold! :) Thanks!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Seriously, that part is not a joke. Wiping kids noses when they’re sick is a full time job!

  23. Cindy says:

    That is so funny! You got me so good. I was reading your post saying out loud, “has she gone crazy? I don’t think that’s even safe.” I laughed so hard when I saw April fools day! So glad to see you’re still in your right, creative, sweet mind. ;)

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahahaha…….YES!!!! I’m kind of kooky but I love when I actually get people exasperated, wondering why in the world I would actually make something like this! You’re a good sport Cindy!

  24. Susan says:

    You are so genius with April Fools Day!
    So clever and so funny
    If i hadn’t been following you for a couple of years you would have ‘gotten’ me! Lol

    1. Ashley says:

      Haha….thanks Susan! I need to somehow flash a light on the computer screen that makes you all forget each year!! ;)

  25. Diane W says:

    I saw this and then remembered….april first today. My hubby could surely use this…ha.

    1. Ashley says:

      I’m not even exaggerating, my husband could too! Maybe I’ll wrap it up for his birthday! ;)

    2. Diane W says:

      I got fooled last year. Just remembered. A yarn company offered a free alpaca with every order. So, i ordered a cute sweater pattern that i was wanting, with the thought of a skein of alpaca yarn to try. Well…i got the pattern (PDF) and a big April Fools!! I was so confused. Send me the yarn, people!! Then i read…a free alpaca. Like…animal. I had actually emailed the company and they apologized. I felt pretty dumb….this year, I see no offer from them..

  26. Katy says:

    Such a silly idea, but super practical too! So funny! I bet your kids had a blast pretending to be sick…I could see the semi hidden smiles on Connor’s face!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh my gosh…..they were so nutty! They thought it was hilarious to pretend they were sneezing their brains out!!!

  27. Heidimarie says:

    Hilarious! You made my day :)

    1. Ashley says:

      Haha…..oh good! This is one of my very favorite blogging days!

  28. Diane says:

    Too funny!!! LOL

  29. Natalie says:

    I’m a teacher, so I printed off a math page where the answers correspond with letters and solve a riddle. Only, I switched the answer/letter key and riddle with another page. I also printed off word searches that don’t actually contain the words on the list. I’m pretty excited about it!!

    1. Ali says:

      Ha ha ha!! :). You’re students are going to hate you!!!

    2. Ashley says:

      Hahahahaha……..I LOVE THIS!!!!! Go get ’em Natalie!!!!

  30. Kathleen says:

    This is my first April Fool’s Day with you and I have to say-“You really got me!” I was thinking-“Is she nuts?” LOL! Thanks for the laugh! It was a great start to my day and gives me a few ideas of my own! LOL! Love it!

    1. Ashley says:

      YAY!!!!!! Okay, now I know of two people who really believed it! Hahaha…..I love it! Totally makes my day! Especially the part where you think I’m nuts! Now, just imagine if you didn’t scroll all the way down. You would have deleted my site from your computer permanently! ;)

  31. Kelly says:

    Funny thing is, I had a camp counselor who actually did this when she was struggling with her colds & allergies at camp one summer! So I did the same thing when I became a camp counselor!!! :) Kids thought it was hilarious! Great post!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh, you’re kidding! It’s really not a bad idea logistically. And for camp — perfect!!! Or, well, if going to the grocery store with toilet paper around their neck is someone’s thing, I guess that’s okay too! ;)

  32. Tamar says:

    So I am a newbie (relatively speaking) as I did not know this was an April Fool’s Prank.. I thought… “Oh, I guess if you put a necklace through one of those individual tissue packs, I guess it would work” and then I saw what you made and I thought…hhmmm…it’s not something I expected and then I saw the April Fool’s Day.. So you got me.. but I will be better prepared next year :)
    Good one

    1. Ashley says:

      YES!!!!!! Tamar, even if you’re the only one I tricked….my day is now complete! Haha….thanks for having a sense of humor! :)

  33. Heather says:

    Thanks for reminding me what day it was. I can always count on you to make me laugh on April Fools!

    1. Ashley says:

      No problem, I got your back!! Hahaha!

  34. Anita says:

    You got me the last two years, but not this time!
    Had a good laugh though :-)

    1. Ashley says:

      Dang it… guys are getting way too good! I need to pull my prank like April 2nd from now on! ;)

  35. Sarah says:

    hahahahaha I love your April Fool’s posts! I’m still laughing about last years

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahaha…..oh good! And, you mean the dirty onesies?? yeah, gross! But that one still makes me laugh too. Especially because I really tricked people on that one. And they let me know that it was a terrible idea. I was laughing all day with that one!

  36. DanielleCara says:

    This is so crazy! I love it!

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahah….thanks! :)

  37. Anna says:

    This may be an April Fools joke, but when I get a sinus infection (usually a couple times a year), this would REALLY come in handy. Now you need like an apron garage can to put all the paper in. :)

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh my word…..when my husband gets going, everyone better watch out. I used to always just use toilet paper if I needed to blow my nose (because i rarely need to) but once I got married, I realized that some people actually use tissue. And lots of it!!!!

      And haha….and apron garage! That is totally the next project! ;)

    2. Anna says:

      Oops, meant apron garbage, but I think you got what I meant.

    3. Ashley says:

      That’s funny…..I just figured you meant like a garage that has a little door or cover that you can hide all the tissues inside. Made sense in my brain anyway!

  38. Tara S says:

    Is it crazy to say that you are the first person I think of on April Fools day. I know we have never met but I’ve been reading your blog forever so I always look forward to your April 1st post. This one was hilarious. Thanks for the smile on Hump Day. Looks like your kids had fun taking the pictures. They are good actors, hehehe.

    1. Ashley says:

      That is hilarious!!! I need to make it a little more grey area I guess….so you guys really think I’ve lost my marbles. ;)

      And you’re so sweet Tara……thank you, thank you!

  39. april says:

    I had to rush over here this morning to see what you had concocted this year! Good one!

    1. Ashley says:

      Dang it……you guys need to all forget each year! Hahaha! :)

  40. anna says:

    Thank you for the belly laugh!!!!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh good, at least if I can’t trick anyone anymore, I can at least create some laughs! :)

  41. Mom says:

    You put a smile on my face, as usual, on this fun day!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Haha… you mom!

  42. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been tricked by you in previous years but this year I was prepared, in fact I was pretty excited to see what you’d come up with and hahahahaha hilarious! Thanks for the laugh ;)

    1. Ashley says:

      Hahahaha…… cool! But darn it, everyone knew it was coming!

    2. Diana says:

      ME TOO!!! :)

      But seriously, this could not have come on a more perfect day. My son came down with a cold, and he has sneezed out mucus almost every ten minutes today. (I am not exaggerating.) Then he screeches, “TISSUE!” until I come running with one. I think he would love this and I’m NOT April-fooling! :) Good point about it getting unrolled and twisted while playing, but surely there’s a way to do it? Maybe a post that attaches to a belt? Actually, it wouldn’t be as many tissues as a toilet paper roll, but I think I might make him a holster to stuff tissues into to wear tomorrow. Good thing he’s only 3 and doesn’t care about being in style yet! ;)

  43. Laura says:

    I am seriously going to make this for my husband. Allergy season’s starting. He can definitely use it!

    1. Ashley says:

      Seriously… husband is the worst out of any of us. I think I need to create a little fanny pack for the dirty tissues too! :)

  44. Ellen Russell says:

    Haha, so hilarious! Your site is one I always check on April Fool’s Day. I think my favorite was the ruffles on pots and pans you did a few years back. Thanks for a good laugh!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh gosh….that was one of the first years. And I remember people literally thinking I was crazy. Hahaha!!!! I love it.

  45. julie t. says:

    Your site is the first one I check on April Fool’s day because I know you always come up with something great! And this year did not disappoint. I could totally see myself making these for my sons who both have constant sniffles. Hilarious and practical!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Ha…..that makes me smile! Glad you were ready for it!!!!

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