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Monday, August 9, 2010

Upcycled Ribbon Spool Candy Treat Holder

Hi Dandi Crafters, Teri came up with a fantastically, fun challenge over at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats. The challenge is to create "cards/projects made any way but a normal side/top fold card!!" How fun is that! Anything goes! OK I am up for that!
If you knew me in my earlier crafty days you know I am in my heart a bow chick. Well being a bow chick at heart I still have lots of ribbon although my crafty bow days are mostly behind me. That means I have lots of ribbon spools. Well I took those ribbon spools and put them to some fun use. I am not the first to make a treat holder out of ribbon spools, I have seen it all over the Internet, this is just my take on it.
You take 2 empty ribbon spools, you know the thing that your ribbon is wrapped around when you buy it. Take the one side off each of the spools. Next you need a transparency. I personally didn't have any transparencies. I did however because I have kids I have TONS of plastic report covers. I buy them all the time for about 15¢ each, or some really cheap price like that. So that is what I used. I actually liked the color that using the folder adds. You cut the folder to be the height you want your treat holder to be. Mine is about 6 inches high. The width of the folder will depend on how wide you need it to fit inside the spool. Leave about 1/4 inch lap. I decorated mine, now get this with paper I bought!!! well mostly. LOL I know, aren't you proud of me! I was...LOL The striped paper, red polka dot paper and heart paper is K&Company Ka-Zoo all in one paper pad.  Honestly I don't know how you all use paper you purchased. What happens when you run out of paper that you love! It is very nerve racking to use paper that I purchased...LOL hehehehe

I needed to then cover the spool lids and make them pretty. I  measured my spool lid. It was just over 3 inches so I cut a round circle for the outside at 3.25. I used SCAL to cut circles so I know they would be exactly what I needed. The inside I cut the outline circle to make a thin accent that was 2.72. The inside of  that circle I cut another circle,that was 2.55 , inside the first circle so that it would give me a thin circle  line that I could put around the outer edge. To make the scalloped border that decorates the lid I cut a 9 inch by 1 inch piece of paper. I then used a Martha Stewart punch on it. If I didn't want to use a Martha Stewart Punch I wold have cut it 9 inches by .55 inches.

After I had all the parts decorated so all the unsightly ribbon spool parts where disguised, I then decorated it. I used Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter page 64 in the handbook to cut a butterfly for the lid. I also used Create A Critter page 64 again, the phrase button, for the red heart and turquoise polka dotted heart on the tube. The turquoise paper is my paper. LOL Create A Critter, page 62, was also used for the red polka dot scallop circle the butterfly is resting on. The butterfly on the heart is from the Storybook book Cartridge,pate 49 Fancy/Corner Button. Finally I filled the treat tube with Hershey's Nuggets. It turned out pretty cute for something that before it was assembled I might have tossed out.

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