Monday, December 7, 2009

Peppermint Fancy Favors

Hope you had a good weekend, mine was so busy it seemed like a blur. Yesterday I had a booth at a Craft and Wine Tasting event. I am not sure if it was the wine or the crafts so many were interested in but the crowds lasted the whole event. I will share some of my best selling items over the next few days. These little boxes were definitely a hot item. I saw the idea on Patty Bennett's blog. They are made using the thick window sheets item number 114324 in the SU catalog. I cut them with the fancy favor die and then trimmed 1/2 inch from the flap that overlaps on the side of the box. Next I ran them back through the Big Shot inside an embossing folder, turned the box around and embossed the other end. I used sticky strip as the adhesive. Be careful as you bend the score lines on the bottom of the box, bend just enough to form the box since the plastic will weaken if you bend too many times. I used Riding Hood Red(retired) striped grosgrain ribbon and filled with peppermints. My plan was to use any leftovers from the craft fair as gifts for the girls to give to teachers, crossing guards, office workers, and Sunday School workers but I had so little leftovers I will have to get busy making more. My girls were also in a musical presentation at church last night so I had to rush home and "pretty" them up for that. I'll share pictures of them maybe tomorrow.

1 comment:

shelby said...

Such a neat idea, thanks for sharing