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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Sour Cream Container Bath Salts Weekend Project

I tried and tried to get a decent photo of these bath salts.  Most of them looked like a blob on a table.  I just couldn't get them to look right in the photo.  

Sour cream containers are easy to make but you have to remember one thing. They must be rectangle when you start out!  For mine I started with a 3" x 5" piece of vellum.  I stamped on each piece a bunch of the "Lavender" images from the "Herb Expressions" set.  I have had the set for a while but have never used it.  I stamped the image using the new Wisteria ink pad.  I should have used a different color because it didn't show up very well on the vellum.  Anyway, once the ink dried I glued the short ends together, one on top of the other, making sure the words were on the outside!

Next I glued the bottom.  I glued it so the seam was centered.  After I glued it I pinched it in the paper crimper just a little to help seal the end and also to give it a more fun look.  Then I added the bath salts (2 tablespoons) and glued the other end.  This time I glued it with the seam at one side, doing this gives the container that twist like a small sour cream container has.  I set them aside to dry.  Once they are dry you can pack them up or give them away.

I prefer to use glue on them.  One time I had made a whole basket full of them using decorative paper and snail tape.  Something in the bath salts caused the tape to let loose and I had bath salts all over the place.  So from now on I glue them.  I do prefer to use decorative paper over vellum because one, it's cheaper and two, it's already got a design on it so it's quicker to put together! 

If you are going to make these to sell, be sure to include an ingredients list and directions (which also include something about keeping it out of the reach of children and adding Not Edible in there somewhere).  You have to protect yourself when it comes to this kind of stuff!

The recipe for the bath salts can be found here.  Have fun making these.  Oh and they also make great stocking stuffers (just don't put them next to candy in a stocking!!!).

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

1 comment:

mauiquilter said...

What a great idea - and I fill nine stockings so I know that I'll be using your idea this year and more- Mahalo plenty!!