Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sour Cream Container Gift Packaging Tutorial

Although these adorable sour cream-style containers for gift packaging have been around for awhile, I thought I'd share my version and a tutorial with you. They make perfect little packages for small gifts like candy and jewelry, and they sky's the limit when it comes to decorating's the version that I created and included in the Secretary's Day gift baskets that I made a couple of weeks ago:

You can get 4 sour cream-style packages from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock or decorative paper. Here's how they're made:

  • 1 sheet 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock or decorative paper
  • Teriffically Tacky Tape
  • Ric-Rac or Ribbon
  • Paper or felt flowers
  • Buttons
  • Glue Dots
  • CTMH Liquid Glass
  • CTMH Waxy Flax in Bamboo
  • Fiskars paper crimper
  • Candy
Begin by cutting cardstock or decorative paper into four pieces measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". (I used double sided print cardstock).

Apply Teriffically Tacky Tape to 3 edges as shown:

Roll cardstock or paper into a tube shape so that adhesive on the short end overlaps and sticks to adjacent short end:

Pinch one end together so that adhesive sticks together:

Add candy, (or other small gift!), through the open end. Container can hold 3 or 4 mini candy bars...

Press end in the opposite direction of the first end, as shown in the next photos, to allow adhesive to stick to itself and seal the container:

Using a paper crimper, carefully crimp the ends of each container:

Punch out paper flowers and thread buttons with CTMH waxy flax:

Attach threaded buttons to paper flowers with CTMH Liquid Glass and set aside to dry:

Cut ric-rack or ribbon into lengths to fit the perimeter of each container and attach using Glue-Dots:

 To cover the ric-rack seam, attach each paper flower to the container using CTMH Liquid Glass:

Now your sour cream gift containers are ready to give away!

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Have a blessed day!

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