Thursday, September 4, 2008

Go Green=Recycle!

Most supplies by Imaginesce Hallowhimsy Collection. SU! CS colors used were Eggplant Envy; Pumpkin Pie;Black;Kiwi Kiss; White

This was made for a recycling challenge I joined. We were to use something that we normally throw away on our card/project. (candy wrappers, junk mail, store bought card(!)

My favorite beverage is Crystal Raspberry Ice Tea. I drink about a gallon a day. No joking. So I go through a bunch of the these containers. I thought they would make some cute candy holders. And they were so easy and quick to make! I peeled the original label off, measured it, cut my paper about the same size and stuck it on there. Then I cut a strip of the this paper layered it on some CS and corrugated it. Stamped and cut the skull. punched 3 circles and Voila! Easy Peasy! Let me tell you that they held more candy than I thought. I bought 2 regular sized bags of Kisses and the tall container used a whole bag and the smaller one almost a full bag. So if I give these to some special kids on Halloween, I will be sure to use the bigger treat sized candies with some other smaller ones as fillers.

For the top I punched 2 circles (Giga/pink and a mega(?)/BLUE Marvy Uchida punches) and they fit perfectly.

14 comments:

Kathy W said...

genius! what fun little prizes and great use of containers that would usually be in recycling bin. too stinkin cute!

Basement Stamper said...

so cute, what a perfect little gift!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my goodness these are WAY CUTE! Great job on this challenge Kerry. Now I've got to really step it up for you! Hugs, Ida

mamichelle said...

So cute, Kerry! I'm just loving my skull stamp! I'm coming to your house for trick-or-treating!!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

These are so cute Kerry! I love them. What a brilliant idea!

Julie sbs24

Pia said...

Really cute!
Pia

Chrissy D said...

Oh this is adorable! Perfect prizes. I agree with Kathy W! Chris D sbs-24

Sue said...

Too Cute! Love those stamps too! Someone will be lucky to get these!

Kristen said...

Good idea. I don't drink that much of it, but when I did finish my one container, I new it would make a item to alter. Love...Love ...Love the new banner and signature.

tonistamps said...

I love these Kerry! GMTA...I just washed my ice tea Crystal Light container, intent on making into a treat holder! I love these stamps too!

Beckie said...

These are TOO darn cute!! Maybe you should fill them with popcorn, that would be cheaper! Or...home made carmel corn! yes...time for breakfast!

kc_froglady said...

great use of recyclables - I also recycle my containers like this among others and it is fun to turn something ordinary into something useful and cute to boot!

Anna Banana said...

I have been saving my containers too - I really like what you did with them!! I did some christmas ones last year - if you take your crop-a-dile and punch two holes opposite each other, just below the cap line in the container and string a ribbon thru, you can hang it on a doorknob (or christmas tree branch) as a little surprise gift!

Where did you get that Skull stamp? I really loke that one!

Elena said...

What a fun project! Brilliant idea! I like the papers and the stamps! Thank you for sharing!!!

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