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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Early last Spring I purchased these cool towers of bright colored tea lights

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for the purpose of making these tea light “suckers” for a craft sale

tealight sucker

I saw this cute idea on Dawn Griffiths blog – thanks Dawn! and she made them with a Christmasy theme, and with a different stamp, but I liked the variety of bright spring colors and thought how cute this would be for a bridal shower treat or for our ladies retreat. All we would need to do is add a Bible verse to the back. In fact, one lady bought several of these at the craft sale for that very reason. She was going to give them to her Bible study group at their last meeting.

Well, I had several left over tea lights so when Glenda demonstrated how we can use our Big Shot to cut out Aluminum Flashing, and she showed us this cute tea light flower made from the aluminum flashing and the Flower Folds Bigz Die

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Glenda showed us how to "step it up" by embossing them using Stampin’ Ups! great embossing folders, put them together with my glue dots, added the colorful tea lights and WHEEEEE!! Another cool idea for the craft sales. Thanks Glenda for all your great ideas!! I’m a little preferential to the polka dot one. Which one do you like?

OK – there are a LOT of tea lights in these tubes and I still have some left over, BUT…I got to thinking what would I do with the empty tubes…can’t throw anything out – right!?

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The more I looked at the tubes sitting there I thought how cute it would be if I filled them with candy like you see in the stores at Christmas time, but who wants to wait for Christmas to get candy? So I found some of my retired Halloween Designer Paper and wrapped the bottom to hide the label (that refused to cooperate) and some stickers leftover from a previous craft sale project

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and now I have a fun treat for my grandkids when they come trick or treating. I wonder if it will fit in their trick-or-treat bag? tehe

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I used our new 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/4” Circle Punch to back up my cute Halloween stickers, some Linen Thread and 5/8” Black grosgrain ribbon pulled it all together.

So For Now…

Happy Halloween!!'


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Rachel Verbrugge said...

Wow Christi - great post! Love Love Love all of your ideas. I'm sure Tyler and Gracie loved their candy tubes.

Glenda Calkins said...

Love it! I really like all the projects and can't decide which I like best. I do agree I'm partial to the polka dot holder too.

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