Friday, January 23, 2015

EOS valentines

Hello!  Wow, it's turning into a gloomy day today!  Won't be fun picking up the kids in the rain. 

The past few days I've been crafting pretty much daily.  I've been multi-crafting!  Sometimes I jump from project to project because I have to wait for things to dry or sometimes because I get distracted and want to try another project right away.  Sometimes at night I have a hard time falling asleep because I see craft projects in my head! 

I've been noticing a lot of cute crafts using EOS lip balm online.  I saw a whole bunch of Christmas themed ones and I thought shucks, those would've been so cute for teachers!  But it was too late so I knew for Valentine's Day I wanted to make something using them for my boys' teachers.  The problem I had was finding some to use!  I lucked out yesterday cause I found some cute pink ones at Walmart, and I guess they had just restocked the shelves cause there was a lot. 

This is the one I bought.  I just remembered to take a photo of it last night before I altered it.

This is what I did to change them up.  I flipped it upside down and just found a circle die that was just about the size of the lip balm.  I had to do a little bit of extra cutting on the cardstock to get the lip balm to fit nicely.  Then I cut the flower shape out of felt using one of my Spellbinders die.  I thought felt would be better so you can mold it around the lip balm.  I added some tiny butterflies to the top where there is some of the plastic packaging sticking out.  Added a simple stem and some leaves.  I had my boys write their names and then I was done.

Another view.  My older boy at first, didn't want to give his teacher anything but when I showed him what I made, he changed his mind and wanted one too!  Well, I think these turned out cute and were fairly quick to make.  If I had a Silhouette I guess it would've been easier since I've seen all those cut files to make similar crafts.  But it's good to make use of what you have.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


8 comments:

Denice said...

I have not seen this yet, what a cute and clever idea. It's going to be a Valentine hit!

Creations by Shirl said...

I've never seen this too, how interesting.... You are always creative....

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I need to check out the EOS lip balm. That's new to me. You are so good at whipping up great and clever ideas. Have a crafty weekend.

Lynn said...

This project is so neat. What a wonderful way to package it. Your sons are lucky to have such a crafty mom.

Rachel Parys said...

You know I am going to have to make a few of these now!!! lol!!!

Cheryl said...

OK, I can't think of anymore adjectives that everybody has already used...but great gift! Ha, your older one cracks me up, he can still appreciate a cute gift! I think the felt was a good idea, can the silhouette even cut that material?

Bead Crumbs said...

This is really cute. The eos balms are great gift for those teenage girls and this is the perfect way to present it. Nice!!

Leanne said...

I've never seen these on projects before, but leave it to you to make me want to go out and buy a bunch!! hahaha! hmmmm the possibilities! thanks for sharing!