Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gum Sliders

This was another quick & easy project - I just love these!! Isn't this the cutest way to dress up a plain 'ole gum package? I purchased a 3-pack of gum, removed the sheets of gum from their original boxes and created a slider box of my own. A few embellishments later and you have yourself "designer" gum! :o) If anyone noticed, these gum sliders coordinate with the post-it pads I just did. Wouldn't these make cute little gifts!?!?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Post-it Notes Holder with Pen

I'll bet almost everyone has a post-it pad or sticky notes sitting on their desk. Isn't this a cute "dress up" for that otherwise plain 'ole pad?!?!? And I even dressed up a matching pen! I think these would also make super cute Easter basket fillers!

Or you could create matching cards, full-size notepads, gift tags, etc...and have a coordinating stationery set!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bath Salt Tubes

I am trying to find additional uses for the 1x8 clear bags I bought for making the M&M candy treats. Here's a quick and easy idea...fill them with bath salts! I usually make my own bath salts, but I cheated for this project - I bought a bag of scented bath salts. I made a paper funnel to help me get the bath salts into the little clear bags without making a mess & then I added a cute tag & ribbon to finish it off. My color inspiration for this was the stack of washcloths - I LOVE these soothing!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Leprechaun "Catch a Rainbow" Treats

Look at what this little Leprechaun is giving out for St. Patty's Day! Catch a Rainbow M&M Treats - and these couldn't be easier!!

I started out with 1" x 8" sticky seal clear bags (I purchased mine through; 1 medium bag of M&M's (you can put together 15 treats with 1 bag of M&M's); some card stock, stamps and ink for the tags; and some ribbon to tie it all together.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Button Pendants

Have a stash of old buttons laying around? Turn them into pendants! I didn't have many old buttons laying around, so I made a visit to my local fabric store and perused their button aisles - WOW! The selection of buttons available amazed me!!Here's how I started - you need buttons, embellishments (I used beads), jewelry bales (the silver hoop thingy that your necklace slides through), strong adhesive (I use E6000), and some card stock, ink, and stamps for the "packaging".

You start by layering the buttons and gluing them together. After the glue is dry, flip them over & glue the bale to the backside. Let dry completely. I then stamped some "backer" cards to adhere the pendants to so they had a more retail boutique look - perfect for gift-giving.