I have been creating this week, but some of it is for GDT work, so I can't show you just yet... Soon, though!
Meantime, let's see...
Oh, a little tutorial. These have been around for years, but some of you may not be familiar with them...
My mom is on the committee with her Lioness club and they are holding a convention in September. She needed to make favours that would hold a couple of mints. The theme is Under the Big Top. We got busy last week, and I remembered to snap a few photos:
These are called sour cream containers, and they are easy peasy to make.
When I first learned to make these years ago, you used a quarter sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.
Mom wanted her favours to be really colourful, and we needed good yield from the paper because we were making 210 of these things.
She purchased a pp stack from SU earlier in the spring. Meantime, I resized the pattern to 4 1/4 x 2 3/4, which allowed us to get 2 mints in each packet, and 10 packets from each sheet of pp.
Apply 2-sided tape to 3 sides of the paper, the 2 long sides and 1 short side.
Peel off the strips (if you can find 2 sided tape without the strip - you put it in a tape dispenser, this goes even faster, but I'm out and couldn't find any in my local office supply or scrapbook stores).
Pinch one end closed. After it's adhered, I like to place the end in a crimper - it justseems to give it a bit more sticking power.
The convention isn't until September, so these need to hold for a few months, through our delightfully humid summer here in Ontario. Humidity and adhesion don't always seem to work well - don't you find that?
Pop the mints (or whatever) into the closed tube.
Give the tube a quarter turn before pinching the end closed, so it's no longer tubular. Again, you can further clamp it by using the crimper.
Now your favours are ready for further embellishments. Because we were making 210 of them and cost is a constraint, we just used the Cricut to cut out 1 1/2" tall circus animals and popped them on with a glue dot.
If you were making fewer, say for a Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner place setting, you could make pretty monogrammed tags and bling them up!
Do you have a favourite quick and easy favour idea? I'd love to hear about it! Leave me a comment.