- Solid colored cardstock
- Patterned Paper
- Wired Ribbon
- Embellishments of Your Choice
- Basic Tool Kit: Paper Trimmer, Ruler, Adhesive of Choice, Anywhere Hole Punch
Begin by measuring your containers and cutting cardstock into strips to cover. I used spray adhesive to save time but double sided tape would work too. I've used mod podge before but then you have to sand the container a bit and add drying time. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than colored cardstock and adhere. I used scalloped scissors to add a decorative edge but this could be skipped. Measure inside and cut cardstock to fit inside and attach. I didn't bother covering the bottom as I put a layer of paper towel and then Easter grass inside.I have a Crop-a-Dile II, which is a special tool that will punch through thick material so I used it to punch two holes, one on each side. These particular containers are made out of thick cardboard, and before I had a Crop-a-Dile I used my anywhere hole punch that I also use for setting eyelets and snaps when scrapbooking.String ribbon through holes from outside of container in and tie a knot at both ends to secure and make the handle. Wired ribbon works best as it holds it shape. The only thing I don't love about how these turned out is the ribbon I used. I think it was a bit too bright, but I got it in the dollar ribbon section of Michael's so I tried to tell the type A side of me to let it go.You can either leave the containers covered with the paper with ribbon handles or embellish them a little bit. I used my Sizzix die cuts to make the cute chick, a scalloped circle punch, and chipboard circles to make my embellishments. I layered mine with dimensional foam adhesive squares. Here is a closer view. The foam adhesive is between the pink scalloped circle and the green covered chipboard circle and it's used again to attach the whole thing to the side of the can. You can also make a similar embellishment with a circle shape and a sticker or a tag shape with a sticker would also be cute. Fill with little treats and you're done! You've now got a cute handmade treat container AND since I used supplies from my stash I didn't have to spend any more money to get them!
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