thing about candy--like it. A lot. No big surprise, then, that this elfy candy
label got me going on a little Christmas crafty:
|collage image from Altered Pages|
oh yes, gonna fill it full of goodies! It was so easy, I couldn't make just one . . .
It was super easy, simple enough to make with children. I got the idea from some
gorgeous ornaments a friend made years ago, but hers were way more fancy fine--
here is how I made mine:
Stuff you need: small jewelry box, patterned paper, collage image, glue stick,
hole punch, ribbon. I also added some ink, a bead and some glitter, all totally
optional. You may want to add even more embellishments.
First and Second: Cut out a collage image that will fit on the front of the box, and
cut a piece of patterned paper that will fit all the way around the box.
|DON'T glue the collage image on!!!|
Punch a small hole in the box, in a spot on the box half (NOT the lid) that isn't
covered by the lid when the lid is on the box. Does that make sense at all?
Thread a piece doubled piece of ribbon through the hole:
thread a bead or two onto the top (outside the box) ribbon:
|totally optional bead|
leaving plenty of overlap to glue the paper together.
tight enough that you must physically slide it off (like a matchbox), not so loose
that it just slips off of its own accord. That way you can still open the box, see?
be an ornament. Easy to add extra embellishments, too--I added some
Glitz pen glitter, but wouldn't these be cute with some German scrap,
or using wire and glass beads instead of ribbon.
PS--Playing along with Inspire Me Monday!
and Lunagirl Moonbeams Hidden Things challenge