Happy Sunday folks! I hope you’re having a great day. We’re off to another fun start with the “What’s New” Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Pat's adorable blog. If not, please go to Lisa's blog and start at the beginning!
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Now, on to my project!
I saw them all over…you know…the projects where they made adorable little boxes for the Halloween hand sanitizers. So cute…but for me, not fast enough!
See, I don’t want to spend a lot of time on a project like this for a couple of reasons. First of all, I don’t want to spend a lot of time and then have a bunch of 5-year olds rip my hard work to shreds as they try to get into the package. Also, I wanted to make a lot of these, and if I have to spend 20 minutes on each one….well, the entire project just isn’t going to get done.
So, after seeing the adorable projects, I bought these sanitizers. Then I sat down and actually read the directions (more than once) and realized I would NOT be making that project! Back to the drawing board.
Today I feel like I came up with a reasonable revision.
I had these bags (bought at Hobby Lobby) and was doing a happy dance when I realized the sanitizers fit right in there. Time to get busy!
Cut 3” strips of paper. Cut those strips into 4” sections so that you end up with a 3” x 4” piece of paper. Score this at 2” and fold in half.
(Since I was making several, I cut a bunch of the 3” x 4” pieces, scored all of them, then folded all of them.)
Then I had to make a few decorations for the bag topper. I used a scallop punch from Creative Memories and punched the orange circle. I stamped in black Stazon. The stamp is from the $0.97 section of stamps at Wal-Mart. Then I inked around the edges of the scallop.
Moving on I punched out some of the scallops in black. Then I used a CM circle punch and punched a white circle, on which I stamped a black spider (again from those $0.97 stamps) and inked the edges.
For the final one, I punched the black scallop, but this time I let the dots punch out as well. Punch more white circles, and stamp “Eeeek”….ink edges.
Now that all of that is done, assemble them….easy peasy! Take your folded bag topper and place on the bag. I found that it’s better to place it higher so that the bottom of the topper is just above the top of the sanitizer. Staple this in place (make sure you hit the bag!). Adhere your decoration to the front (covering the staple) and there you go! You can get a bunch of these done in no time at all.
I’m not yet sure WHAT I’m going to do with these, but they’re ready, nonetheless!
I hope you enjoyed this project….Next on our blog hop is Trenise's blog. Go and see what she has in store for you today. Remember, if you arrived here and would like to check out the entire roster of bloggers on this hop, go HERE to Lisa’s blog and start at the beginning. If you want to check out yesterday’s awesome posts, click HERE and start at the beginning of yesterday’s hop at Leah’s blog.