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11.07.2010

Decorated Candy Tins, A Perfect Gift!


FYI, I found out that the inspiration for these candy tins came from another blog, My Paper Creations by Niki Estes, and wanted to make sure I gave her credit.  Thank you for such a fantastic idea, Niki!!!
Soooo Cute, don't you think?
Finding a creative pal in Colorado has been a huge blessing.
After a long-distance move, 
you wonderyou hope...
you desperately want to connect with someone who has similar interests.
Soon after meeting at church, Lilah and I discovered that we enjoy making things
and have gotten together several times to Create.
Unfortunately, I missed the latest gathering (drat!) 
because I was teaching a Photography Workshop but wanted to showcase 
this clever, adorable, wonderfully creative, PERFECT gift
for a teacher or as a stocking stuffer.
Supplies:
Rectangle Clear Top Tins (.875" H x 5.5" W x 3.7")***
Hershey's Nugget Chocolates (one bag fills three tins)
Decorative Paper
Ribbon, Stamps, Border Punches, Cut Outs, etc.
Adhesive
Here's Lilah...
1. Decide what yummy ribbon and paper you are going to use
2. Cut a 4x12 inch strip of paper to wrap around the tin itself...use a border punch on the edges.
3. Cut 12 - 1x3 inch strips to wrap around the nuggets
4. Adhere all your papers with adhesive.  The nuggets first, then wrap the tin itself.
5. Embellish as you wish with ribbon, a Christmas stamp, or various cut outs.
6. Give to your children's teachers, neighbors...or keep them for your self because they are too cute to give away!
***Lilah purchased her tins online at Papertrey Ink for $2.00/tin, and I also found other sources that offered them for a great price including Specialty Bottle for about $1.00/tin.  I haven't ordered from them yet, so I don't know anything about their level of customer service.  When shopping around, look for a tin that is (.875" H x 5.5" W x 3.7").

I'm joining these parties:
Sumo Sweet Stuffmmm button Keeping It Simple

MakingThe Girl Creative

What I'm Making Monday

10 comments:

No Ordinary Me said...

These are so cute! I love it!!!!

No Ordinary Me said...

I posted a link to these. I might have my older son and I make these for the Sunday School teachers.

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks Miki ;)Glad you found them cheaper...however I just ordered 40 more :(

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Those are so cute! I hope you'll come link them up at the Craft Catwalk tonight! :)
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Jana said...

These are so cute! :)

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh this is such a cute idea! If you have time come link up to ladybug blessings tomorrow!

Whimsical Creations said...

Such a cute idea!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

These are on my "to do" list! I'll be featuring this tomorrow night :) Is it alright to use a picture from this post in the feature?

Sandy Ang said...

They look so pretty packaged this way !

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Very cute and very creative! I'd love for you to link these to our holiday party! http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/