Monday, July 9, 2012

Quick & Easy Gift Idea

 I recently saw something similar online and recreated it to use as a gift for my Dad.  I've been hoarding....I mean SAVING Marzetti dressing bottles for a while as "I think I can make something out of these".  The jar worked perfectly as it held a bag of M & Ms (with just a few left over for me).  I took a strip of double sided scrapbook paper and created the "sleeve" over the jar.  Double sided tape kept the sleeve from falling down.  I used PhotoShop to create the sentiment and then printed it on and matted it with the same paper as the sleeve.  This was then glued to a craft tag.  I tied twine around the jar and knotted.   The tag is attached to the twine with an artist pin.
For the top, I stamped "Dad" (from 7 Gypsies) and punched it out.  Then punched the coordinating mat.  The larger punch fit perfectly on top of the lid. Double sided tape held it to the top of the lid.
A quick and easy gift that you could create for anyone!
This project is entered into the following Challenges:
That Craft Place--Anything Goes


Waseem said...

Look easy to do...I will keep it in mind
Send gifts to pakistan and will use it.

Unknown said...

so cute! and I'm guessing those are peanut m&m's! yummy!

michele hileman said...

Oh how cute. And a great idea.

Thank you for sharing

Tina Campbell said...

That is a really cute idea!

Paper Squirrel said...

Even cuter in person! Great idea!