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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Hand Sanitizers

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!

Remember, we’re all new to the blogging world, so we love followers and comments! Show the wonderful “What’s New” bloggers some love!

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.



Blingdazzler said...

Very Cute! What a great idea!! I love those little hand santizers!

Melody Lane Designs said...

great idea!!!

L.B. said...

Your bags look great and I love making this kind of gift bag!!!

Leah said...

So super cute!! My 5 y/o DD and I will be doing something similar for her Kindergarten treat bags this year! Love your treats! Thanks again for being part of the hop. Hope you had fun.

Crafty hugs,

Hrvatica said...

These turned out great. Sometimes the easy projects are the best.

Adele said...

Great project and what a time saver idea too, good recovery LOL!!

Trenise said...

Love it. I like easy projects.

craftaholic said...

Very cute project and love your Idea!! TFS!!!

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Ms.Mara said...

Oh how cute! My kids love those hand sanitzers! What a great idea!

Thanks for sharing

Tupperstamper said...

Love the quick idea. Thanks for sharing

Simply Sassy Scrapper said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sanitzer treats! Great idea! Also, the treat bags look so spooky fun!!! Awesome work!

Judy said...

This is an awesome idea! Maybe you have some 'special' trick-or-treaters that you can give an extra surprise -- mom and dad would love it:-) Follower...
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Tracey said...

Good idea with the bags. You need a project to be quick when you are trying to mass produce. Thanks for sharing.

Kim M. said...

Neat idea! Love those papers you used.

Kim Maehrer

Maria Jhun said...

I think this is really neat idea and would be great for kids birthday party!

Mona said...

Love your thinking! Cute quick and simple! This I can do!

Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I totally agree, if it's going to be ripped up,lol,do the easy one...but these are great and very impressive.

Annette said...

Great treat bags! Love this project:)

pattyk said...

very nice project. Thanks for sharing

DebbyP said...

Welcome to the blogging world. Haven't been brave enough to create my own blog but love following creative people such as yourself so had to sign up to follow right away. Love your simple but cute bag toppers. TFS
TTFN. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Tracie said...

Very smart idea! Ty!

Newbie2crafting said...

Very cool idea! I like it.