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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sweet Treats Gift Idea


Welcome to our third Workshop Wednesday!

If you are visiting from The Scrap Shoppe welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog!

Everyone has been sharing some great ideas during our Christmas in July blog hop and I hope you are having as much fun as I am following the other ladies so make sure you check out the other blogs today.

I have to say working on Christmas projects when it is extremely hot outside has a little different feel but the good news is we will have a head start this year. Make sure you join in on the fun and post a link to any Christmas projects you might be working on and if you do not have a blog for us to link to send me an email with the details (make sure to include pictures) and I will share your projects on my blog.

Part of my gift giving last year included a sweet treat – Kisses in a bottle - for everyone to enjoy but this idea can be used for any occasion just change the decorations and use candy to match the season. To start you will need empty frappuccino bottles, since this is one of our favorite treats we had fun just getting the bottles empty. After removing the labels you will notice there is still adhesive from the labels on the bottle, I first tried removing this but quickly learned it would take too long to remove it from each of the bottles. I decided to leave the extra adhesive on the bottles since it would be covered with paper and would help hold the paper in place.

To decorate the bottle I cut several strips of paper that were 3” tall by 8 ½” long to wrap around the bottle. I then selected my accent paper and cut several strips that were 1 ½“ tall by 8 ½“ long. The paper I used for this project was from the O Christmas Tree collection by My Mind’s Eye. I found it was easier to center and glue the accent paper to the main strip of paper, then you only have to worry about keeping one strip of paper straight on the bottle. For the label on the bottle I used a tag from my Silhouette library (sorry I do not remember the image number) that was 2” by 2”and then used Brilliance Moonlight White ink to stamp the “Have a Holly Jolly Holiday” message.



For the lid I used a Quickutz Christmas tree die cut that I adhered to a ¾“ scalloped circle. The glitter around the edge of the lid was done by using PK Glitz ¼ “ Sticky Tape – I overlapped the tape to ensure it was secure around the edge and to have continuous glitter. I then removed the top protective layer and sprinkled with glitter. If I was to make these again I would probably not put glitter around the edge but instead use ribbon unless you want to catch someone who keeps getting your treats. It was funny walking around seeing everyone with glitter on their face after opening their treats. I finished this project by filling the bottles with Hershey Kisses but you can use any candy of your choice.

I hope you enjoy this sweet treat and make sure you head on over to see what Bev from FlamingoToes has created for you today.



Merry Christmas in July!
Tracey

4 comments:

  1. What sweet little gifts!! I love the way the bottles look - these would be so great for teacher gifts!

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  2. Goodie Goodie Goodie...I drink a lot of iced Starbucks coffee, this is one DIY project that I am prepared for! Thank you for sharing with a new visitor and follower!

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  3. Yum!! Did I tell you I didn't share mine last year? ;)

    These are adorable, and I think I might make some for the daycare teachers this year!

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