Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Mini Gift

Here is one more Halloween. I like to make small gifts for the gals and this one fits right it for this season, with simple changes for any holiday.

This is a mini bag that holds a single tealight candle. So much fun!

The tealight is a project that I have created many times in the past. Want to know how? Choose your choice of tissue paper. I chose orange for this one. You will need some scrap paper to place on top of the tissue and another one on the bottom. Punch a 1 3/8 circle from the sandwich. Take the top paper and fold it in half, unfold and fold in half again to find the center. Replace it on to the top of the sandwich again. Poke a hole or use a small punch to create an opening for the wick.

Stamp your desired image onto the tissue. I used the wonderful stamp set that came in the October My Paper Pumpkin kit. Position the stamped tissue over the candle. Now heat the tissue area with a heat tool briefly. This will cause the tissue to absorb the wax beneath. That's it! And, yes, they are safe to light!

Now for the mini bag to package it.

Using your favorite DSP or cardstock, cut a 4" x 6" piece. Score along the 6" side at 1", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", and 5", then the 4" side at 1" and 3".

Crease the score lines, then cut away the unneeded parts. Here is a picture:

I wedged out a small piece from each side of the small squares. Add tape to the one end and one of the bottom rectangle pieces. Bring the ends together to form the bag, then fold all the bottom flaps in with the taped one last to form the bottom. You can round the corners of the top flap if you like.

Using the tags from the same kit, I decorated them, then added a glue dot to the bottom and stronger adhesive to the top  and placed it onto the bag to seal. (this way the recipient can carefully pull the bottom up to open). Then I made a small bow from the orange/black twine and added it to the top of the tag with a small glue dot. (roll the dot over itself to prevent overlapping on the bow.)

I hope you enjoy this project and give it a try the next time you just want a small gift for someone.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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