In writing a blog I have to be a little bit organized in my posts.
I don’t always get it right, but generally I try to get holiday projects up in time for you to actually complete them before the holiday itself.
As is the case here – I’m a keener, sure – but the timing of this is more for you to be able to try it out than for my OCD that I need this done well in advance of Hallowe’en.
Okay, you’re really my scapegoat.
I wanted to make these about two weeks ago and have had the candy sitting in my studio for that long. lol
Here is a SUPER easy craft for packaging up your Hallowe’en treats;
Sour cream containers!
You can use 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper if you like
You can make sour cream containers that large, but that would be a LOT of candy. You’d really only do that for Boo’ing someone with more than one child or for small gifts.
I actually cut these down to 6″ x 6″ – so I was able to get four per sheet.
On the side of the paper that you want to be the outside of the container, run one strip of double-sided tape down one side.
Then flip the paper over and run two strips of double-sided tape along the top and bottom. (The greyed out arrow shows where the tape is on the other side) You want these to be perpendicular to each other – not overlapping.
Roll the paper into a tube and stick together using the strip on the outside/front of the container.
(Milo wanted to help)
Once your tube is stuck, seal one end of it with the tape on the inside – as you can see above.
Actually doing this will probably be a lot easier than my explanation is making it sound.
Fill the open end of the tube with whatever treats you want,
Then pinch the other end closed in the opposite direction of the first edge. If one edge lays flat on the table, like in the photo below, you want the end you are closing now to run perpendicular to the table top.
It’s this different shape that gives it it’s name of ‘sour cream container’.
You can whip these out pretty quickly, so I just assembly-lined it and made all the tubes first.
You don’t have to use fancy paper for this either.
I ran out of Hallowe’en stock, so I just grabbed some cardstock in varying shades of orange and cut them down to 5.5″ x 6″ (so there was very little waste)
I had a few Hallowe’en stamps I found, so I just dabbed images on the paper. (I think I bought these last year from Michael’s $1.50 bin).
If you want to make your ends a bit fancier, you can use this tool – I call it “the krinkler” and roll along each end.
Not necessary at all – the double-sided tape is more than strong enough to hold the containers together – it’s just for decorative purposes.
A basket full of goodies for both of the girls’ classes!
So easy, inexpensive and a really cute way to give out treats.
Try them out for baby showers, birthday goodie bags, even small gifts for your friends.
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