Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paper Maniac is all about altered items this week!

Paper:  Brown paper bag, scrap of off white CS
Accessories:  paper towel roll or toilet paper roll, May Arts black burlap string, glue

Hello!  Paper Maniac is focusing on altered items this week.  Today I have an easy project you can do with items you probably have in your home right now!  These little party favor crackers are perfect for gift giving.  You can fill them with candy, money, or any small items.  I plan on putting money in the butterfly cracker to give as a graduation gift.
The paper bag I used is one that my Unity KOTM arrives in every month.  I like that it is a bit thinner and lighter weight than a regular grocery bag.  After stamping your desired image onto the bag, flip it over and apply glue to your paper roll.  Wrap the bag around and add a little extra glue at the overlapping seam.  Make sure to fill your cracker with goodies before tying the ends with burlap string or ribbon of your liking.
I hope you are inspired to give these a try!  Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

9 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Love this party favor. Great colors and love the saying too. Thanks for a great tutorial.

Becky said...

Very cute!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!

Carol Dee said...

Great idea! TFS...

Bekah said...

Cute and easy, and I love those TH stamps!

Luv Flowers said...

Emily, this is such a cute CAS card. I love it!!

Dawn B. said...

Very Very cool... I like the paper you used with those stamps.. Great tutorial.. Thanks for sharing..

Tany Sol said...

Thanks for idea Emily!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My Ex MIL was from England and her family always sent crackers to use for the holidays. These are wonderful!