February 29, 2012

Wednesday Wacky!

Inside my supply closet in my stamp room, sits a basket. Inside that basket lays an overabundance of empty embellishment containers. I just can't bring myself to throw them away......can you? What to do with these? How about a cute little 3D hat?

Start off with the following supplies:

  • (1) Empty Embellishment Container
  • (1) Cardboard and (1) Designer Paper cut with the Scallop Die
  • (1) Designer Paper cut with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch
  • (1) Strip of Designer Paper cut at 1" x 8"
  • Sticky Strip

Add Sticky Strip to the top of the container as shown above. Remove backing from Sticky Strip and glue the 2 1/2" circle to the top. Add Sticky Strip around the sides of the container. I used (2) strips, one at the very bottom and one at the very top. Glue the DSP strip in place:

Using Sticky Strip, add a strip around the embellishment container by taping 1/2 of the strip lengthwise on the side and pushing the other 1/2 on the top:

Remove backing from Sticky Strip and glue the Pleated Satin Ribbon in place, again, making sure that 1/2 lengthwise is sitting on the side of the container and push the other half towards to top of the container:

Using Tombow Mono-adhesive glue, add glue to the scalloped cardboard layer and glue the DSP to the cardboard:

Add Sticky Strip to the bottom of the container:

Remove backing from the Sticky Strip and glue the container to the center of the scalloped DSP layer:

Add a 2nd strip of Sticky Strip to the bottom of the container allowing 1/2 of it lengthwise, to rest on the scallop circle DSP shape:

Add another layer of Pleated Satin Ribbon and push down on the ribbon so that it stays in place over the Sticky Strip:

I added a 4" strip of Pleated Satin Ribbon by folding it in half and gluing it to the hat with Sticky Strip and creating a "V" formation with the ribbon. Cut the ends at an angle.

Next I added a trio of flowers by punching 9 of the largest flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch and So Saffron Cardstock. Scrunch up all of the flowers, unroll and stack 3 flowers together. Poke a hole in the center and add a Gold Brad to each flower. Glue in place with a Stampin' Dimensional.

For the last step I used the Bird Punch and punched out 5 leaves with Soft Suede Cardstock, scrunched them up, unrolled them and then glued them in place by tucking them in-between the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals:

Close-up of ribbon, leaves & flowers:

Wouldn't this be cute with a magnet on the back to add to the front of a refrigerator or file cabinet? Or adding a small loop of ribbon on the back to hang on a wall?

Enjoy your day today...come back and visit!

  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, So Saffron
  • DSP: Attic Boutique
  • Accessories: Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Gold Brads
  • Tools: Scallop Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, Big Shot Machine, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Misc: DSP cardstock, empty embellishment container


  1. I can't throw out the containers either... Thank you for coming to my rescue with a Great, FUN project.... Now I can tell my daughter, who loves to clean up my craft area and throw things away she thinks I don't need...lol..., that there is a PURPOSE for keeping everything....

    Thanks again for the great tutorial,

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! An Easter Bonnet, just in time for Easter! Something else that can be used would be an empty Powder Containers! Thanks for showing us! :)

  3. This is the prettiest one I've seen. What fun if it could be opened and used as a favor container. I like the idea of hanging it also.

  4. Very pretty, Debbie! I have a ton of these empty containers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Such a beautiful and fun project!


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