Friday, 8 November 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 8 - Candy Sticks

Today I made the Candy Tubes for Marks Finest Papers, Twelve Days Of Christmas,  Day 8 challenge.
This one was super easy, and fun.

The tutorial shows a variety of different candy stick ideas.  I chose Lindt for Little Mr P and will tuck it away for one of his stocking gifts. I may even make one each for everyone in my family as I think these are a great idea.

I picked up pretzel bags at the dollar store. Before this challenge, I never even knew they existed!    lol I placed 5 small Lindt balls in the bottom section of my tube as I was trying to get the balance I needed to create a diamond pattern for the next couple of sections. Low and behold it worked!  That usually never happens for me.

Here is a picture of the back with the stamped image.

You will notice a repeat performance of some of the supplies from the past days challenges. I have to confess that is partly because I am already into the sparkle of Christmas, but mainly because I have not cleaned off my desk yet. Out of sight, out of mind...and these sparkly bits and bobs are lying there, just begging to be used!

I punched a Stampin' Up scalloped circle from Best Creations Olive Green glitter card and fully anchored it onto the candy tube with a staple. I put the staple right through the layers of folded green as I knew I could hide it with the next topper layers. Sure enough the red glitter card circle hid it well. I punched a Martha Stewart snowflake from some scraps of the White glitter card, added a red rhinestone and the front was finished. Another snowflake was placed on the back of the topper and this time I used another fussy cut image of the teensy holly leaves from MFP Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

1. Marks Finest Papers Twelve Days Of Christmas - Day 8 -  Candy Tube


Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pressie ideas, would love one in my stocking.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Redanne said...

It worked extremely well too! It looks amazing - too nice to open, in fact...... Hugs, Anne x

Mary said...

Your little stocking stuffers are really cute. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. Happy crafting!

Mary said...

Adding a comment...I went to Costco this week and they have sets of Sharpies, although they are not the ultra fine point, just fine point, however...there are lots of them. I don't remember the price. Enjoy your trip.

MaryH said...

How very festive, and I so enjoy reading your post descriptions. You sound like me, (with the 'almost never works for me' bit). LOL. You did a terrific job on this project, and your littles will love all the candy too. Great decorations and good for you at being able to use up some snippety things. And also good for you at joining in this challenge. I didn't know about pretzel bags either. Always learn something new here, Mo! TFS & Hugs

cotnob said...

Such a lovely gift, I have been having a look at all of your Twelve days of Christmas projects, the are all fabulous - you have been busy!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful and a great way to package a Christmas treat. Pretzel bags,hmmm, never knew they existed either until reading your post:O)!