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Friday, May 29, 2009

Cup of Candy Weekend Project

Here's a fun project I'm going to have to remember to use around Christmas time!!

I was going to buy hubby some wild rice soup at the grocery store. I had taken the cup and a lid and I looked and they did not have wild rice soup that day. SO I could hardly put the cup back in with the other ones. And I REALLY hope that people don't do that after touching them. I had brought it up to the register with me and told the gal why it was empty and I asked her if I could keep it. She looked at me funny and said "sure" with a question in her voice!!! LOL My intentions were to bring it home and put left overs in it for a future lunch for hubby. But then I thought how fun it would be to decorate it.

SO I got out some decorative paper but first I had to make a pattern so I could trace it onto the decorative paper without wasting any of it. The pattern was a bit difficult to make but I managed. And without taking the bowl apart!!! I got the paper cut and taped it in place. It was very simple once I had a pattern. Then I took a stamp from the Stampin' Up! "Oval All" set and used the "Just for You" image. I then punched it out using the scalloped oval punch. I LOVE that punch!!! Then I punched out a very large oval using a Marvy punch I had and same with the larger scallop oval. I sponged the edges of the scallops using Almost Amethyst. The works I stamped using the Almost Amethyst ink pad and then colored the inside of the words and the oval lines using a the black marker. I stamped it on Whisper White card stock and punched it out. I taped the layers together and taped them to the top of the lid of the bowl.

I tied a ribbon around the bowl and filled it with candies. I think these would be a LOT of fun at Christmas time. I'm going to go to The Dollar Tree to see what type of bowls they have with lids. I'm sure I can find something there and they would probably be plastic so they would last a bit longer.

These would also make great center pieces for your Open House when the new catalog comes out!!! Or use paper to match the theme of your even (ie: graduation paper) and place them on the tables as a center piece!! There's LOTS you can do with these!!

Just have fun!!

Thanks SO much for visiting today,


NeedsARibbon said...

What an inexpensive, yet cute and fun idea. TFS this.

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea, Wanda. I rarely make anything other than greeting cards, but this would be easy..... LOL Thanks.


Cherie said...

Great idea Wanda! Thanks for sharing!

CM2 said...

So glad to be back on your email list! Some how. I got kicked off of it and I have missed seeing your clever ideas! This one is definitely a winner! A while back, I actually bought a sleeve of cups and lids ... now they will come in handy! Thanks for sharing a useful and polished packaging idea! ^o^ CM2

Virginia Killmore said...

Yum !

Unknown said...

Fun story, this is a cute project.