Saturday, 27 June 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 38...Pretty Packaging

Its time for another Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and this week my very talented DT buddy Mandy has chosen the theme and she wants us to use Pretty Packaging on our creations! This one flummoxed me at first and I didn't have a scooby about what I wanted to do. I then thought about packaging presents for the teachers at school for the end of this term and I remembered I had seen a tutorial on the Pink Petticoat blog for these little sour cream containers and I thought they would be perfect! I've used some pretty papers that were designed by Sally-Ann to make the containers....I filled them with penny sweets and once sealed I decorated them with some florist ribbon that has been curled and some little flowers that were created using an X-Cut flower punch.....and voila a little gift for teacher. I have made some more of these but only photographed one of them....duh!!
We look forward to seeing your lovely creations this week and I'm sure most of them will be much more inventive than mine lol!


Suzie Q said...

Hi Donna,
So cool reminds me of them Calypso drinks that you put in the freezer and then suck em to death till all the colour comes out!! Obviously yours is better as its filled with sweets and much prettier!

Wendy said...

This is lovely Donna, I'm going to have to have a good think about this one

Anonymous said...

Great idea, Donna, and so pretty. Teacher will be thrilled! Hope you enjoyed your day off yesterday. Have a sunny weekend! Love LizCx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

great idea hun

hugs jane x

Mandy said...

Donna, love these sour cream containers, they are a fab idea for teacher's gifts !!


Kim Dellow said...

So pretty Donna, that just makes a wonderful parcel. Kim

Anonymous said...

Fab creation donna, love these and the ar so useful for many things too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Maria Matter said...

This is a great idea Donna! Love those little ribbon swirlies!
I've never made one....yet!
I hope you're enjoying your long weekend and the sun is shining!
My men folk are off today to pick up a billiards table! Apparently, he found a screaming deal! Somehow, I don't remember us making that decision that we needed one! lol
Blessings, Maria

Victoria said...

I love this Donna, never had a go at the containers myself but they look so effective.

Think I'll have to have a go at this challenge this week


Anonymous said...

Ooh that's gorgeous Donna and what a great idea - lucky teachers!

I also wanted to let you know that you're one of my blog candy winners! I'll pop one of the book thongs in the post for you on Monday :)

Liz xxx

Georgia said...

Ohh, what a fab idea Donna! The ribbon looks so pretty and these will be such brilliant presents for the teachers! I love it! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Hunni,
So sorry I havn't been to visit,
you have been very busy!!!! I lov ethese containers and I think they look really complicated lol ( but how great are thay to make.....)

hope all is well


Happy Crafter said...

Its wonderful Donna very clever idea i would'nt have a clue what to do :) may try one of these thanks for the link.
Hugzz Val xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous gift box donna, I love the curled ribbon hugs Jill xx

Spyder said...

oho, I made some when Pink Petticoat had that challenge, I thought they were a great idea and made some ready for Trick or treat! Love the papers. ((Lyn))

LOUISE said...

Hi Donna, love this box, they are real easy to make, yet look so good when they are done. Good job. Lou x

Larissa said...

Great package Donna. I love these sour creme containers and they are so easy to make.


Emma said...

Gorgeous and really pretty.
Emma x

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna and the teacher's will love them. Gorgeous paper too that Sally-Ann designed, I haven't used mine yet, must get round to it, they're so pretty. The sour cream container was a great idea too, it looks great. Hugs, Chris xxx

Sandra said...

Perfect container for a little gift,and gorgeous paper too,
San x

simplyfairies said...

Brilliant,I agree with Suzie does remind of those gorgeous iced calypso's... Lurve tha piccie all fancy!!