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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowman Tic Tac Cover

Good Morning Everyone!

Just 3 days until Christmas!  Most of my shopping is done.  Some of my gifts are wrapped.  All of my cards are created, written, and addressed.  Dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is planned and most of the shopping for those meals is done. 

But...there still are dozens of cookies to bake.  And...the Christmas decoration bins are scattered all over Marie's room.  She'll be home later tonight so I MUST get them out of there TODAY!

While I was surfing the web looking for ideas for stocking stuffers one idea that kept popping up was a Snowman Tic Tac Cover.  Each one was slightly different, but all of them were adorable.  Some had a snowman that had been stamped and others had a snowman that had been cut by hand. 

I decided to use my EK Success Snowman punch to create the snowman for my Tic Tac covers.

I punched a snowman out of white tag.  I also punched just the top of the snowman out of black and red tag.  I fussy cut the black tag so only the hat was left and fussy cut the red tag so only the scarf was left.
Then I adhered the hat and the scarf to the snowman.   I used markers to color the snowman's nose and to add an eye and buttons to him.

I have to say that I was shocked by the price of a container of Tic Tacs.  I clearly hadn't purchased any for a long time.  I bought some packages simply because I loved the idea of the craft I was going to create.

Tic tac containers are not a perfect rectangle.  They are just a little wider across the bottom than they are at the top.  With that in mind I deliberately cut the patterned tag I used for the cover so that it was just a tad longer than 3" and was 4.5" wide.  I knew the paper was just a little longer and a little wider than it needed to be, but gave me some wiggle room when I was covering the tic tac package.  I scored along the 4.5" side of the paper at 1.75".  Then I lined it up on the Tic Tac package to make sure it was going to fit. 

I glued the snowman to the panel I had created and used a one inch paper punch to punch through the snowman and the tag that would be covering the tic tac package. 

I used Scorpal tape to attach the snowman part of the tag to the Tic Tacs.  Then I carefully scored the paper that was on the side of the container.  I used my tape to attach the side and back panels.  I am hoping that you understand that I was using just one piece of tag to wrap the Tic Tacs and I am just trying to explain the process.  When the 3 sides were covered I trimmed off the excess paper. 

Cute!  I already have ideas for other Tic Tac covers and even created one style last night...but that's for another day. 

Off to do clean up Marie's room. 

Have a great day!


Shirley said...

How cute and sweet at the same time!!!

Shannon White said...

Aww, Miss Carol! These are so CUTE! 8-) Love the cut out so you can see the tic tacs. Just darling! 8-)