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happy long weekend! 

hope you are enjoying time with family & friends!! 

here is my sunday scrappin’  ta-da project: 

  • my altered oatmeal container

you may have one of these in your pantry already, and don’t even realize it! 

a quick crafty gift box, made by recycling (re-purposing) your oatmeal container. 

let’s get started! 

1.  i gathered the paper that i wanted to use to cover my container….including any papers, embellishments, or ribbon in the same color pallet.

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2.  i simply cut a sheet of paper to fit around the  container.  a 12 x 12 sheet almost makes it around.  (tip: as you are wrapping it around, using your fingernail as a guide, tuck it under the lip that is at the top.)  (i used double-sided tape to adhere the paper.) 
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3.  next, to cover the gap, i used 2 sheets of co-ordinating paper to make a ‘front’ for the gift box.  you can do this however you like.  (again, i used double-sided tape.)  (i also rounded the corners with my corner punch.) 
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4.  once the container was entirely covered, i measured some rick-rack ribbon to go around the top & bottom.  i prefer to adhere ribbon by using my smaller sticker-maker.  (this is awesome for ribbon!!!!!)
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5.  i was hoping to use my new stamp set, seen below.  “a little caffeine”   i ordered it online last week, thinking that it worked with my self-inking stamper…horribly wrong….so i had to mess with it a little and it still didn’t stamp well….bummer.  guess i will have to find a base  (wood mount) for it.
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6.  ok, moving on.  i simply cut a circle that would fit in the plastic lid.  (i’m not into measuring…heck, i didn’t even trace it…i just started cutting a large circle and adjusted as i went.) 
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7.  again, i ran my ribbon thru my sticker-maker and adhered it to the lid. 

8.  using one of my favorite tools, my marvy punches, i cut different size circles/scalloped circles to make a tag for the top.  (i also adhered these with double-sided tape.) 

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9.  of course, i had to use my other current favorite, THICKER STICKERS!!!!  love them!!! 

10.  also for the front, i made a 3 layered “flower” and topped it off with a THICKER…  (to make sure that the layers stuck together, i used a strong, clear glue adhesive.)  (my 3-D embellishment for sunday scrappin’.)

so, here’s the finished look!  of course, you can make it as fancy or crazy as you like. 

Oh! and importantly, i filled mine with my favorite homemade biscotti….made by my SIL….thanks, jan!  this chocolate biscotti is to.die.for!!!! amazing!  i also included some different flavors of starbucks’ chocolate candy! 

so.  there you have it. 

an easy scrappy project and you may already have the supplies on hand! 

my sunday scrappin’ to-do’s:

  • anniversary cards
  • my summer love mini album, (so that it’s ready to go when school’s out at the end of this week!!!)

enjoy your long weekend!!!!!

find some time to scrap!

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3 comments on “altered oatmeal container tutorial {sunday scrappin’}”

  1. That turned out super cute! I think I have an empty or almost empty oatmeal container. Thanks for sharing the idea & your tips. By the way, your stamp set is super cute! Maybe you can get some wooden blocks at the local craft or hardware store? Have a great week!

  2. This has got to be one of the most inventive things you’ve done! This looks amazing!! One more thing for your web store!!!!!! 😀

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