Saturday, 8 November 2008

Sour Cream Container Tutorial

Well here's another tutorial. They are known as Sour Cream Containers and if you google you will probably find heaps of other examples too. You can see some in my post about the goodies I made for Kelly.

Here are the supplies you'll need to create them.

Cut a 5 inch (12.5 cm) square of patterned paper. You could use plain or decorate your own too if you wish.

Apply double sided tape to one edge of the paper. Check the direction of the pattern if that's part of the design. Carefully roll the paper and stick the tape down forming a tube.

Pop your treat inside - I've used a mini chocolate bar (the only reason it has survived is that it has nuts in it) but you could use M&Ms, hair clips, an eraser just as easily.

Apply double sided tape to the inside of one end of the tube. Peel the backing off and seal it shut. When you do the second end, turn the tube 90 degrees, fold the sides and seal shut. This just adds some interest.

Now, using the crimper, run about an inch or so through the machine - do as much or as little as you like. This seals the ends firmly and creates a decorative touch.

Create a medallion from a combination of punched circles layered onto each other.

Cut a length of ribbon and twist it around to cross over itself. Tape your layered circles on top.

This is the medallion finished - then just stick it to the front of your treat somewhere - wherever you like the look of it.

Thanks to my hand model in the final shot .... Miss 5.

1 comment:

scrappysue said...

what size is the circle punch (the one sitting next to the scallop). i ordered the scallop and keep seeing projects that use it EVERYWHERE!!! can't wait to get my hands on it