December 10, 2011

Christmas gifts

I made some more decorated containers for the kids' teachers:
I used ice-cream containers and the Dear Mr. Claus craft kit by Cosmo Cricket:

And here is a tutorial on the bow:

1) Start with 2 strips of double-sided paper 12" long by 0.75" wide.
2) Fold one in half to mark the center, then staple the ends in the middle. I used the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Here is what it should look like from top and side:
3) The other strip is marked in thirds, then the ends are stapled at each crease. Join the two staples and glue together to create a circle:
4) Layer the two parts to create the bow:
For a variation I also added a brad to the top circle and glued it down, as you can see in the top picture. Other tools/embellishments: 3" scalloped circle punch by EK Success, adhesive squares (regular and extreme) by GlueArts, pearl brads from Eyelet Outlet & Brads and baker's twine is from DKMdiva.
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