Monday, September 8, 2014

From Cardboard Oatmeal Container to Cute Cookie Gift Box...

Good morning and happy Monday! Today I am going to show you how to take an empty cardboard oatmeal container from this:

To this:

Let's get started! Here's what you'll need for this project:
  • Empty cardboard oatmeal container
  • Scraps of fabric
  • Lace
  • Fusible Tape
  • Spray adhesive
  • Clear drying Tacky Glue
  • Button
  • Stickers
  • Needle and thread
Begin by pressing out any wrinkles from your fabric. Wrap the fabric around the canister, overlapping by about 1/2" and leaving it about 1" longer than the height of the canister:

Iron a strip of double stick fusible tape along the top edge of the cut fabric:

Fold the fabric over on the fusible web, and press in place to form the hem for the top of the canister:

Coat the wrong side of the fabric with spray adhesive, and carefully stick it to the outside of the canister. Overlap the center seam and fold the bottom edge under the lip on the base of the canister for a clean look:

To cover the seam, place a piece of decorative lace over down the center of the canister, holding it in place with clear drying Tacky Glue:

Once the lace has dried, you can add a flower or other embellishment to the front if you wish. The flower that I made came from the hem of a pair of capri pants that I had to shorten. I simply cut the original hem off of the pants and stitched along the seam, gathering the stitches to form a flower. I then glued a button to the middle of the flower and then glued the whole thing to the front of the canister:

Since the canister was being filled with some of my hubby's YUMMOLICIOUS cookies to give to a friend for her birthday, (click HERE for that recipe!), I added black letter stickers to the snap on lid:

Here's a photo of the completed canister:

This would be a GREAT way to present home-baked goodies to friends and neighbors during this holiday season! The fabric stores will be displaying some really cute holiday fabrics in the near future that you could use for this project!

Have a TERRIFIC week!!


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