Friday, November 26, 2010

Plant a Little Love

I had this cute little container that was left over from some flowers I bought from the $1 Spot at Target awhile back.  I was using it to store some small items on my craft table while I was working on my little tea light cake.  I was thinking it would be nice to make the cake a little bigger so you could put a little gift inside.  Then I spotted my little round container and got to work.

Once again, I covered the side with a strip of decorative paper.  I used my new Martha Stewart border punch to add a little "frosting" decor.  The top and bottom are made from a scalloped circle cut out with a sizzix die.  My nesties were not quite large enough.  Guess it is time to invest in some of those "grand" nesties.

I stamped the top with stamps from JustRite.  Then I added some flowers that I made for it. I added some purple Stickles to give it a little more pizzaz, along with two cute butterflies.  Then I used some bead trim to the top edge and also around the bottom.

I added some small layers of foam tape to the bottom of the tea light so it would stand up as high as the container but did not stick it to the bottom. 

Then you can simply lift the lid off with the top of the tea light where you could add any type of treat.  These make great gifts, but also could be fun favors at a party or wedding.

This project is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite Friday Challenge 044 -  Make a wedding, holiday, or other celebration project, card, gift, or scrapbook page
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #86 - A Time for Giving
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 140 - Blast from the Past (I used challenge 133 - Make your own and made my own flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday: Top Tip #11 - Paper Piecing & 'Layer upon Layer' Challenge


April said...

You have really been creating girl! I love the little cakes! You did a great job!

Bonnie McLain said...

How adorable this is... so sweet and pretty... you have been playing on your time off... Great Going... Hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving... Very cold up here... Talk soon.

Bonnie McLain said...

I love these little boxes... How creative and pretty... Great going... hope you had a Great Thanksgiving... talk soon.

Cheryl B said...

Wow, I see you won! cute box!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh this is just beautiful! That border really makes it special!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Leanne said...

OMGosh - this is breathtaking! I would love to be able to do something like this!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Layer Upon Layer challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx