Thursday, June 11, 2009

Inspired by a Bag of Nuts

Picked up these bags of pistachios yesterday and thought...hey, I can do that!!! It's the same idea I originally learned from Brian over at Photo Craft...just adding a little twist by using cellophane instead of paper or a photo.


Start with a piece of cellophane 2-1/2" x 4" and 2 strips of printed paper cut to 1/2" x 4" (yay!! Using up more scraps!!!) . Put 2 strips of double stick tape on the back of each strip of paper:



Take one backing paper off each of the strips of paper (leave one of the backing papers on for now)...then adhere the cellophane to the 2 strips of paper as shown:



Now put double stick tape along one side of the cellophane:


Take the backing off the last piece of double stick tape...roll the cellophane into a tube and adhere :


Remove the backing paper off one end, and with seam at the center back, pinch end together:



Add your treats into the pouch at this time...remove the last piece of backing paper and pinch this end in the opposite direction as shown:



I crimped both ends with a paper crimper and edged it with a zigzag scissors, then punched a hole at the top and tied on a tag and flowers..perfect for a summery get-together!!!

Stamps used: #4009 (Sun) and #5047 (Flower Pot). Of course, you can play with the size to suit your needs. This favor comes out quite tiny...but, there's always something extra cute about something so small!!!

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

Cute idea Jean! So tiny too!

Michele said...

Too cute. What a great favor idea! Hmm...might use this for my daughter's grad party. TFS.

Fay said...

Super cute! Thanks for thinking of this!!

eunice said...

This came out so pretty! Really like how you can see the colorful candies inside. Where can I find tape like yours that doesn't show at the seam?

Jen said...

My goodness... packing a lil' something in a creative pkg makes it look even tastier, huh?! SOOO Cute!!!

Hugs,
Jen

kinderdoodle said...

These are so cute and would make darling pary favors! Linda

Lynn said...

Thanks for the clever idea. I think I'll use it to make a candy lei.

Denise said...

OMGoodness, what a great idea! You always come up with the cutest projects. Thanks for sharing.

CM2 said...

Just love baskets, boxes and BAGS! This one is sure a cutie! Is there a specific brand of "Cellophane" you would recommend? Thanks for a creative share, CM2

Molly Smith said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and posting all the pics. I need visuals for sure :)

Julie said...

Love this! Gotta try it!
My grandkids would love trying this out for school treats!

Angie said...

Those are so stinkin' cute! I could make those too, I should give them a try!