Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beary Cute Treat Container Tutorial

Hello! It is getting closer to Valentine's Day so I thought I would share a tutorial on creating a sweet treat container. This project is easy to make and can hold treats, pencils, small toys, gift cards or whatever you want to put in it. Here is the finished project:
What you will need:
soup can (you can also use a crystal light container, empty paint can, or anything that has straight sides)
Clear stamp set- Honey Bear (The Cat's Pajamas)
Memento tuxedo black ink
Copic markers (or whatever you wish to color the images with)
Stampin' UP! Marker- real red
Cardstock- white (Gina K. Designs)
Designer paper- Atomic Soup: Pinch of Electrons (Jillibean Soup)
Craft wire (The Beadery)
Pencil
Mini clothespin (Hero Arts)
Glue Dots and adhesive (Glue Glider Pro- Glue Arts)
Scissors
Optional- glitter (Doodle Bug) and Quickie Glue pen


Directions:
Step one: Empty and clean out your soup can. Remove label.


Step two: Measure height of can and cut a strip of patterned paper to wrap around can.


Step three: Adhere paper around can. (Notice that I left the top and bottom edge showing. The paper fits nicely between the rims if you measure it just a bit smaller than the can.)

Step four: Stamp images on white cardstock. (I used Gina K. Design's pure luxury white cardstock. I like how it holds the ink and it is very smooth.)


Step five: Color the bear, bees and honey pot. I used Copic markers to color my images.


Step six: Cut out images. *I cut along the edges of all the images and cut the sentiment out in a square shape (see step seven below)


Step seven: Run a red marker along the edge of the sentiment. (It is important to use a water based marker, like Stampin' Up, on this step so the color stays on the edge of the paper.)


Step eight: Cut a section of the patterned paper to use under the sentiment. I cut along the pattern so that I kept the honeycomb shape.

Step nine: Wrap a piece of beading wire around a pencil and slide off. (I used beading wire because it is very easy to manipulate and you can cut it with regular scissors.)


Step ten: Adhere a bee to the end of the wire with a glue dot and manipulate the wire until you get the desired flight path for the bee. Adhere under sentiment panel with a glue dot.


Step eleven: I filled the container with a bag of candy hearts and tied it with a bow. Clip the sentiment onto the bow using a mini clothespin.


Step twelve: Repeat steps nine and ten to add a flying bee to the bear image as shown below. Attach bear image to can.


Step thirteen: (Optional) Add some glitter to the little hearts on the bee and to the honey on the honey pot.


Finished! Now you have an adorable Valentine treat container to surprise someone you love with on Valentine's Day!

Have a Beary nice day!
Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

Donna said...

Totally cute, Cammie! Love this idea for recycling. Do you do anything to the lip of the can for the sharp edge? I love the idea of adding the little bees on the wire! Hope the storm missed you but it does look like Texas got a little chilly.

Carolyn King said...

Donna- I used a can opener that doesn't leave a sharp edge (Pampered Chef) so it was not an issue.

Crafty Katy said...

I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

Katherine said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

Lori said...

Super cute bear, thanks for the tute!

Tina Gilliland said...

Bear cute is right!!! LOVE it!

Glenda said...

So adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

Patti J said...

Cammie - this is adorable! I so love your coloring, and the wire holding the bumblebee on! I bought a Pampered Chef type can opener at Wal-Mart a while back for my cans - works great - about $8!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

NO Way! This is GORGEOUS Cammie!! LOVE the tutorial and the little bee on the wire!!! AMAZING!

Susan G said...

Too cute! I find it hard to throw anything away these days. I eye it carefully to see if I can alter it. Sad......

Christina Fischer said...

This is SO cute!! That paper is perfect, and the wire on the bees is just too fun!

Mary said...

What an adorabe gift to give somone for Valentines Day. I love the little bear that you stamped colored and cut out. The bee and the way you have it 3 dimensional is awesome. Thanks for sharing your idea with us. :)

Mary

Re said...

cute cam!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Camster -- you KNOW how much it pains me to say this, but this is... GENIUS! :) Miss you, dork.

Leigh OBrien said...

This is BEAR-Y DELICIOUS, Miss Cammie. Alma gave me a little peek so I oohed and aahed plenty!!

Julie Masse said...

Totally adorable Cammy!! Genius step with the wire - love it!! :)

Whimsey said...

Gosh; so darn cute and so darn easy. So glad I have you for inspiration! :D

alma said...

Oh. My. Word. This one will definitely be cased. You are brilliant, Cammie.

Allison said...

So cute! Thanks for the great instructions too! Do you do anything to the inside of the soup can where the opener leaves that sharp spot?

Amy Rohl said...

You are so darn talented, clever and generous for showing us HOW to make this sweet ditty!

Lynette said...

So super sweet and awesome!

Whimsey said...

I so love this. Made soup last night and thought "a-ha, gonna save a can and make one"...all my cans had ridges. :(

It would have worked, but a smooth one would be better. I'll get one made yet!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is SO DARN CUTE!!

Tori Wild said...

That is just ADORABLE Cammie-- Great inspiration!

Jana Weaver said...

So adorable...that paper is perfect with this project! Thanks for the step by step too!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This so cute!!!!!

Bee Burg said...

UnBEARably cute! :-D

Btrflywmn said...

so so cute, great project, thanks for sharing. Wish I had some of those great markers and stamps.

janine said...

This is the cutest thing ever! Thanks so much for sharing the idea and how you made it.

Melanie said...

those little bees are so stinkin cute!!