Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Santa has a belly full!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Santa has a belly full of sweets!  I used an oatmeal container and transformed it into Santa's belly!  So easy and CUTE!!! Red card stock is 8.5x11 inches cut at 5.75 inches lengthwise (not to worry that the red card stock will not completely cover container, the white piece will cover that opening). The white cut at 5.75x3 inches,trimmed with one of those fabulous Martha Stewart edge punches, black grosgrain ribbon and a buckle cut out of dark yellow card stock. Buckle is actually two square punches, a 3/4 inch and an 1 inch.  First punch the smaller, then align the larger over small square, holding punch upside down.  Wrap black grosgrain ribbon around container as a belt, then add buckle. I just added some buttons (hot glued for extra hold), then just stickle the buckle.  Inside is peppermint and spearmint candies.  Top inset circle is cut at 3 3/4 inches and stamped with a "to and from".  A little wreath applique added, that is it, you are done. Who can resist Santa! This cute project is sure to please all.  A cute Christmas present, easy on the pocket book and you recycled!!!