Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easter Treats - Part 2

This is part 2 of the Easter Treats tutorials.  Who knows, there's still time before Easter to do some more....please leave a comment and let me know if you would like to see more, and if you have any suggestions on something that you would like to see.

This one is another quick and easy one that you could do multiples very quickly.  It's called a Slider..

Isn't he cute?!!  Here's the Supply list:
Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
Stamps (optional)
Paper Trimmer
Double Sided Tape
Pack of gum, Candy bar, or other treat

Cut paper to fit around your treat with an extra half inch to adhere two the two sides.  I am using measurements for a pack of gum in this tutorial, but you can adjust to whatever treat you use.

For the gum, cut the paper to 4" x 5 1/2".  Score at 2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2" and 5" on the long side.

Adhere the two ends together to form a "sleeve" for the treat to slide into.

Embellish the sleeve as you wish.  I used an image I stamped on another piece of paper, then I cut it out and used dimensionals to attach it to the front.  I stamped the image on another patterned piece of paper and cut out the egg portion and attached it just to give it a little more dimension.  This technique is called paper piecing.  It's a fun way to piece together an image using different colored or patterned paper.

Squeeze the front and back panels together at the top of and using a hole punch, punch through both layers.

Thread the ribbon through both holes until the ribbon has an equal length on front and back.

Slide the treat in the sleeve pushing the ribbon down to the bottom.

Tie the ribbon in a knor or a bow.

When you pull the ribbon up, the teat will slide up out of the sleeve.  You can put a little tag with instructions to "pull" if you like.

This is a really fun project because you can adjust it to pretty much anything!  Some ideas to use are packs of gum, Candy bars, Microwave popcorn, hot chocolate packs, or gift cards.  Just be creative!

Thanks for stopping by!  Comment to let me know if you want more tutorials for Easter treats and what tutorials you would like to see.

Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Easter Treats - Part 1

I have a few different Easter treats to share with you this week.  They are both so cute and can be completed in a matter of minutes!  The first is a Tic Tac Holder

Supply List
Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
Paper Trimmer
Glue Dots and/or Double Sided Tape
Tic Tacs

Cut paper to 4 3/4" x 3".  Score at 2" and 2 3/4" on the long side.

Cut a strip of coordinating paper to use as embellishment.  I made it 1 1/2" x 4 3/4" and scored it at 2" and 2 3/4" just like the other.  You can adjust the size of this piece depending on how you are going to embellish the front.  Adhere it to the larger piece with double sided tape.

Add other embellishments if you want.  I attached the ribbon to the "spine" of the holder with a glue dot for the tie closure.  I also added a few glue dots on the back of the tic tac box and adhered it to the inside back of the holder.

Here are a few examples of how I embellished them.  The sky is the limit!  This is a great chance to use up some of your "leftovers" that you may not have enough of to use on other projects.

These are quick and easy enough that you could make several at a time.  They make great party favors!  This idea can be adapted to many different types of treats.  Just adjust the measurements to fit the size of whatever treat you are using.  Some other ideas are candy bars, microwave popcorn, packs of gum or whatever else you can find!

Stay tuned this week for another tutorial on Easter treats!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fix your broken up Make Up!!

I just read this neat little trick on the internet today.....but I'm sorry, I don't remember where :(

You know how your favorite pressed powder or eye shadow or blush gets broken up inside the case sometimes? I hate that! Especially when you still have enough in there for some more uses, but just. can't. get. it. out!! GRRR!!

Well, turns out there's a way to fix it! Yay!

What you'll need:
sad broken up make up (quick! go dig it out of the trash!)
alcohol (not the kind you drink...although to celebrate your saved make up...not a bad idea!)

1. Put a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol in, depending on how big your compact is and how much make up is in there. You want to be able to smush it together, but don't want it so runny that it doesn't dry. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon.

2. Smush it all together into the compact so it's all one piece again.

3. Let it dry overnight. The alcohol and the alcohol smell will evaporate.

Isn't that the coolest! I can't wait to try it.

Do you have any tips...household or otherwise? I'd love to hear them.

Have a great rest of the week!