Friday

Altered Candy Jar





Happy Friday to you! I had a great evening this week with my Technique class, and I wanted to share the doorprize I made for it. My friend, Sheri, won the prize... Yay Sheri! :)

Isn't it cute? I was pleased with how it turned out, and it was very easy to assemble! I recycled an empty Folgers instant coffee container to make an altered candy jar. I'm sure we all have an 'almost empty' plastic container sitting in the fridge or in the pantry - so instead of tossing the container, I suggest altering it for a new use! What a great way to give someone a special gift, or keep it for yourself... it could store lots of crafty items too - ribbons, flowers, reinkers, die-cuts, you name it!

The papers are held on with Sticky Strip, and I also inserted brads on both sides for added insurance - it's not coming off! (To insert brads, after adhering your paper to the plastic, carefully use a paper piercer and gently work it through the layers of paper and plastic - it's not hard to do... just go slow so you don't have an accident... yikes!). The 'candy' label is die cut letters from the GoGo Boots sizzlet alphabets. I added some Riding Hood Red ribbon, and topped the lid with a Pretties flower. The patterned paper is from the Washington Apple DSP series.

Just before class started, I filled it with a package of coffee-flavored candy. YUM! Thanks for checking in with me - have a great day!

9 comments:

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Thank you so much, June!! I love it!! And I've been into the candy, too! The class was a lot of fun. Wonderful projects, techniques and cards!! I can't wait until the next one!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So fun! Neat idea and what a great treat!

Comeka said...

What a great project! I NEVER through out a contained that I *might* be able to alter! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tessa said...

What a fun idea! Isn't it great when you can recycle little containers like this! I love that you put coffee candy in it, too! Hee!

Jess Lundahl said...

What a cute project!! I love recycling containers to use for gift giving. Great job.

Krissie said...

cookies definitely don't stick around long enough to be in a jar at my house, but I love what you did!

Carrie said...

That is so cute!! I've always hesitated to save those jars with brightly colored lids, but you made it work fabulously!!

Jaimie said...

Great project! I love the colors!

Jennifer Murai said...

Great idea! I love the colors and the clear bold lettering. TFS

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