Sunday, November 23, 2008

Old Fashioned Sweets

Happy Sunday, my friends! As my Mommy always says on Sunday, God loves you and so do I :) I hope you are enjoying your weekend--I am, but I have a little problem....I can't stop altering treat containers!!! I haven't even made a card in 3 days! Oh well, I will have lots of treats to give away for the holidays and that makes me happy.
This is a $1 glass container normally used in pizza parlors to sprinkle parmesan or dried red pepper flakes, but I altered it and filled it with cinnamon candies.

I thought this creamy twisted twill ($1 from Joann's) looked sort of "old fashioned" so I went with it. This new designer paper from Little Yellow Bicycle is the bomb! Totally gorgeous, high quality and only .89 cents for 12x12 sheet at Ben Franklins (not too bad at all). It's from the Christmas Magic Collection and this particular sheet is Ribbon Stripe/Dark Green Herringbone. I had a ton of fun making the chipboard tag. I started gussying it all up and just could not stop! I still need to add "2008" to the mini tag dangling from the safety pin.
Ok, who loves cinnamon candies?!?! I need to get rid of this before I start eating them myself! Thanks for stopping by to see me! Hugs and happy crafting~
other supplies used: glass container from dollar store, cream twill from Joann's, red taffeta ribbon from Clear Dollar Stamps chipboard tag, cropadile and big eyelet, big BG button, green thread and needle, mini heart brad, red stickles, mini safety pin, mini hole punch, white gel pen, red double sided sticky tape, cinnamon candies.

19 comments:

Tracey said...

This is adorable!! Fantastic job!!

Jacqueline said...

This is so sweet Lindsey!! Pun intended! I love the ribbon what perfect touch! Such a good idea to use those containers!! You make the best stuff! Have a great day!

Lindsay Spencer said...

This is just beautiful Linsey. I love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is totally fabulous! I love it!!

Anne said...

Beautiful, and cinnamon is perfect for this time of year!

Erika M. said...

Very cute- I love the idea!

Robynccgirl said...

Very Elegant! I love all your treat containers! They would be perfect teacher gifts! I haven't had a cinnamon candy in forever!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh cool!!! I love this idea!!!! I just bought several types of containers to alter with yummy winter treats too!!!! Now to just stay out of the snacking on the treats themselves!!!! LOL

Christi said...

This is such a sweet idea!! I love this!!!

Jean H. said...

Great job--cinnamon treats are the best. We have been snacking on hot tamales in our office this afternoon. You do beautiful work!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! Wow, some awesome gifts you are creating-you have some very lucky receivers!! Love that ribbon-very vintage!

Lisa F said...

That is SO cute! Cinnamon treats stay away from my house - I'm allergic, but it would be totally cute filled with chocolate chips or m&m's too!

Katie Renz said...

What a great idea! Hey btw, I have an award for you on my blog. When you get a chance pick it up :)

Shemaine said...

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Kim said...

Beautiful jar, I've been decorating jars as well getting ready for Christmas :) Kim

Ashley said...

What a cute jar and a great gift idea!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh such a pretty little candy holder. You are going to have all your Christmas gifts done early, awesome Linsey. Keep em coming.

Donna said...

this is so sweet - love your vintage looking tag!

Jamie Martin said...

You did a great job with this jar, super cute :)