Saturday, October 9, 2010

M&M Containers

ok...I really cannot resist cute little things like this:


I found these containers at Ben Franklin, and by the tag I can see that they are some kind of jewelry case...to hold beads or something (I really don't want to know right now because it looks like I could get carried away with another craft, if you know what I mean!!). Anyway, they look exactly like the mini M&M containers. Time to get to work decorating these guys:



Can't forget to decorate the tops:





The glittery black paper (love it!!) and Martha Stewart spider web punch are from J's Knicknacks. To make the web for the top of the container (shown below)...I cut a strip of 1" paper and punched both edges of the paper, trying to match the 2 halves of the web (looks pretty good, even if I didn't match the two sides exactly).



And how about making some for baby showers or announcements:









Hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend!!

10 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmygosh, super cute! i saw these containers the other day and thought m&ms like you :). love how you have altered them! you always have the most creative ideas, jean! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! much aloha, steph :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh super cute...so wish we had a local crafty store like Ben's!

naya said...

Cute idea, Jean. Seen these containers at BF (nice colors) and have some of the M&M's ones. Gotta start decorating them now. TFS.

Teri said...

These are so cute! You always make the cutest things!

Saskia said...

Great idea! You're sooooo creative!

Saskia :)

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

how adorable Jean....what a great way to recycle those M&M containers.....hmm you got me thinking

Brenda said...

what another great idea you have to share with us! i didn't know that BF sold these containers! fabulous! i love how you decorated these, especially the top!

jazzo said...

You have the greatest, most creative ideas! I love, love, love how you decorated these containers. I especially love the spider web and that black paper. And yes..these do remind me of those m & ms minis. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

Cathy Y. said...

I love how you can alter a container and make it come out looking super cute!! All of the designs are adorable! Great job!

Cheryl said...

Cute containers Jean! I'll have to check it out. And I was just shopping at BF on Sunday. How did I miss that?