It’s a bubblegum world!
Tuesday’s Takeaways are all about being easy and you can’t get any easier than today’s idea. I have a bubble gum machine for you today that doesn’t require much effort.
I’ve seen crafts for bubblegum machines that are made out of terra cotta pots but those require painting and a little effort and more cash for supplies. I wanted to come up with an easier and cheaper way to make a quick favor.
These are made out of plastic fillable balls or ornaments which you place on a cardstock holder. Sometimes you can get the clear ornaments on sale at the craft stores, but also Oriental Trading carries them at a pretty reasonable price. I haven’t used those though.
Make sure you get the fillable ones. You do have to look at the sizes pretty carefully if you order online. They come in various sizes so it depends on what size you want to use. The ones I used in my samples are the smallest ones from Hobby Lobby. They don’t give a size on the package but they are the $1.09 ones.
This one I filled with gumballs.
Supplies for the project:
- Clear Plastic Fillable Ornament Ball
- Cardstock. Any color, plus black. I used 65 pound weight. I normally use the Stampin’ Up! paper which is a little heavier, but I found this worked best with cardstock that wasn’t so thick. The heavier weight cardstock kept getting wrinkles in it because it didn’t want to bend enough.
- Round Punch 3/4 inch size
- Your Favorite Adhesive
- Gumballs or Round Candy
This one has Sixlets Candy
Directions for this project:
- Cut cardstock to 6 inches x 1 inch.
- Punch a 3/4 circle out of black cardstock and center on your cardstock piece. Adhere circle. That will the front of your project.
- Overlap the ends around and adhere together. This will form your holder. It’s like making paper chains for Christmas.
- Fill your clear ornament with gum or candy and snap ornament together.
- Turn your ornament upside down and place on your holder.
This one is filled Pink Sixlets. You probably have noticed that I
use pink Sixlets on everything because I have a big jar full of them!
I have a new devotional coming for you entitled, “Gummed Up!”. I should have it up by the beginning of next week sometime.
Have a creative day!
It’s a deep subject!
We are back to Takeaway Tuesdays again! Sorry for the two missed weeks in a row.
Someone asked me not too long ago whether I had any ideas for a paper craft wishing well as she wanted to make one for a “Come to the Water” women’s ministry theme.
I don’t always take project requests because I already have my brain packed with things I want to try, but I thought it might be fun to pursue this idea. Here is what I came up with. I tried to keep it simple.
For this project you need just a few supplies. Cardstock, a few embellishments, plastic shot glasses, and small candies or mints.
I used the plastic shot glasses as a container for the candy. I got them at The Dollar Tree. I had been mulling this idea over and when I saw these. They were perfect to place in my wells.
All I had on hand was a jar of pink Sixlets so I used those. I was thinking small buttermints might be nice for this because you could make the wishing wells look springy and have the pastel buttermints in them.
Here’s an overhead view in the photo below. I used the Verve Plain Jane Psalm 34:8 stamp for my tag. I just clipped it on.
I thought ” O taste and see that the LORD is good” was appropriate for a well, since Jesus is the Living Water.
I tried to take a few pictures at different angles so below is a straight forward shot.
Supplies for this project:
- Plastic Shot Glasses
- Your favorite Adhesive. I used tape runner on the main well piece. I used red-line sticky strip on the rails to attach the roof and the bottom inside the well just to be sure it wouldn’t fall apart.
- Cut cardstock 6 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches.
- Score on long side every 3/4 inch.
- Press out folds at score lines.
- Put adhesive on one of the end scored sections. Overlap with other end scored section. Adhere to form your well.
- Set aside.
- Cut cardstock to 3 x 2 inches.
- Score at 1 1/2 inches in on 3 inch side.
- Press out fold at score lines.
- Set aside.
For Side Rails
- Cut cardstock 9 1/2 x 1/2 inch.
- Score at 3 3/4 inch in on each side.
- Press out and fold at score lines. This forms a 2 inch section that will fit the bottom of the well.
- Attach the ends of the rail piece with adhesive to the roof by placing approximately 1/4 in on center sides of roof. (The score line is the middle of your roof.)
- Place adhesive towards bottom sides of “rails” but not on the 2 inch scored section on bottom.
- Slide piece into your well. You have 8 “sections” so use two across from each other to place rails. Place them to the very bottom of well and press on sides to adhere. It will fit snugly.
- Slip in your plastic shot glass and fill with mints or small candies.
- Embellish your wishing well however desired.
I know it is easier to figure things out better when you keep it in its simple form, so below is a pic of the skeleton of the well. You can see how the side pieces form a little square after it is scored and folded to place in the bottom. That will hold your plastic shot glass of mints in place.
When I was first asked about this idea, I was thinking maybe use those small little terra cotta pots and do something with those to make a biblical time looking well but I just couldn’t figure out how to do it, so I went with cardstock.
I didn’t embellish mine too much. I always like to keep the Takeaway Tuesdays pretty basic for you. I don’t like overdoing things that are going to be used as favors that will be thrown away.
You could really doll these up though if you wanted to give it as a little gift. I was thinking maybe do the roof and sides with a wood embossing folder. There are so many ways you could perk these up. Have fun and be creative with the idea!
Have a creative day,
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Hello Creative Friends,
Just a quick note to let you know that there will be no Takeaway Tuesday again this week. Sorry! I have a really lame excuse….I just totally forgot about it!! My kids have been away at FFA State Conference and I guess I wasn’t in my usual routine. I try to make sure I have Tuesday’s post all done by Saturday….well, I try anyway.
I’ve been working on some maintenance on my main website this weekend while nobody was around to bug me. Not that my kids bug me too much. Haha! They will be home this afternoon and then I guess it is back to running them back and forth to places they need to be.
I do have a ton of things to share for Tuesdays and I even have a few projects done ahead, but I just don’t have time to take photos so I’ll just wait until next week.
In the meantime, if any of you ladies that work with women’s ministry need some last minute planning tips for Mother – Daughter banquets, click the graphic below.
Thanks for stopping in.
Have a creative day!