I have always loved having little name tags at place settings at the table so people know where to sit. Maybe it's my organized side (my boys call it OCD, but I'm not that bad!), or maybe I just don't like the uncertainty everyone has when they look at the table and wonder where to go. So a little name card decorated for the occasion keeps everyone from wandering around. Not that you can wander that far in my dining room. And maybe that's why I don't want them wandering. They could get hurt if they wander into each other. And we really don't have a dining room any more. It's more of an office with a huge desk, but that's a story for another day…
I found a video on the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel yesterday, and the project was too cute not to copy. Mine is almost exactly like the sample in the video. It starts out as a little "fortune teller thingie" that we all made in middle school. You know – you pick a number, and twitch the thing that many times. Then, you pick a color and open it and it gives you your fortune. Of course, in middle school, it was the name of a boy, and always provided a lot of giggling and blushing. (I wouldn't go back in time for all the money in the world! Ok – maybe, if I could know what I know now. But then history would probably be changed.)
So there's my basket. We didn't have any candy that would look "right" in the basket except for these Warheads. Sad. We had candy, but it doesn't last long around here.
The basket is so easy to make. It's just a few folds, and then, like Brian in the video, I made a handle using the dotted scallop ribbon border punch (whew!) with bitty buttons (which you can get FREE right now. Click here to find out how.) I made a couple tags with the Tiny Tags set and the jewelry tag punch and tied them to the handle with some linen thread. Of course, if you get bored with the candy, you can just dump it out and find your fortune!
Here are all the supplies I used, and then the video showing setp-by-step instructions will follow. Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping in! I probably will not blog tomorrow, as we'll be celebrating Christmas with family. I'm so excited about this year. I took a page from my mom and decided to simplify things. Most of my gifts were handmade. I hope everyone likes them; if they don't, I'll gladly take them back! I loved them and had a blast making them.
Sending wishes for a beautiful day and a wonderful holiday!
Stamp set: Tiny tags
Ink: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade stampin' write markers
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade card stock; In Color hostess paper pack
Other: Punches: dotted scallop ribbon border, jewelry tag, 1/16" handheld circle; bitty buttons, mini glue dots, linen thread