Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sweet Strawberry Wednesday

Hi everyone!! I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday? It is usually my Whimsie Doodles Day but I decided to wait until tomorrow so I could show you TWO new releases coming up. Wheee! But hop on over there from today until Friday for your chance to win just be leaving a comment HERE on the  Whimsie Doodles blog.
For today I wanted to share this little project that I did for Saturday Spotlight's latest challenge. And if you need a quick gift for a teacher/friend/co-worker/neighbor, this one is soooo fun!
Vicki has challenged us to make treat containers. Well, I never know which teacher celebrates certain holidays at school, so I tinkered with a tutorial that I got from my Hawaii friend Michelle and came up with this:



Sweet picked strawberries! Now I won't bore you with yada yadas, for lack of certain tools that the wonderful design called for, I tweaked it a bit. First I used pink cardstock (the cheaper the better, you want to be able to fold it easily) since strawberries have that natural color in it:
Okay, I typed on my pictures so it's easier to folow.



I estimated where the circle would go on each area and punched it with my CAD, but you can use any type of hole punch.
The next step is one that I kind of came up with on my own, first off you have to loop ribbon through all the holes to close it, I used hemp twine. And then...



This balanced out the top piece because I ended up using my SU double punch hole for the green part:



Now you have two ends to tie together:


This strawberry can be different sizes to fit your needs, but this is the size of mine.It fits two tootsie rolls:



a nice collection of paper clips:



or a little handful of primas:


Aren't these sweet? Now the recipe boxes are from Michales $1 bin. You can use any type of container but I thought these tied in nicely with some shredded wrap that I had from Easter. Leftover pint containers from  your blueberries or fruit would work well too!
Here is the top view with all the strawberries inside.



I hope you enjoyed this little project! It's a wonderful way to use up scraps, and a different gift for teachers and friends to enjoy. You could even include your favorite fruit recipes! I will try and find the original designer and see if I can change her PDF tutorial to a JPEG so you all can just click and save it. I will let you know if I hear back from her.
Thank you so so so much for coming by! Have a great middle of the week day, make it fabulous. ;)
*Love and Aloha*

20 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Are you kidding me?? This is amazing! LOVE this little box and all those handmade berries-you rock!

Jennifer said...

Can you make me one? That is beautiful. I can't believe you find the time to craft with six kids. Especially, detailed projects like this one. You're amazing!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

These are really clever. I'm sure any teacher would be overjoyed to receive this.

Ali x

Stampin'GHmom said...

How cute is that! Thanks for sharing the directions. Love it!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Joni, these stawberries sure look oh so YUMMY!!! I love how you've made a tutorial for them!! THANK YOU so much for that and I LOVE that fun strawberry box that you've put them all in!! What a fun idea!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight!! :) HUGS

Melyssa said...

OMG!!! Joni what a sweeeeeet gift! I want to make this, it's soooo cute!! THANK YOU for sharing this, you such an inspiration!

Jacquie said...

OMGosh!! Are you serious? You SO rock girl!! I am tellin' you what!! This creation is absolutely AMAZING!!! You put SO much time into this!! I LOVE it!!!


Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

PaperCrafty said...

WOW!! This is an amazing project Joni!! I love the strawberries and how you can fill them !! Another fabulous gift idea!!

RiNNE said...

Thanks for the great idea on this....so cute! and your frankenstein from the other day is genius!!!

Liann said...

So cute never thought of filling the strawberries..i am so glad the maintenance man fixed your mailbox...just sending some aloha to your side of the US....have a great day....

Yvette said...

Oh my, this is SO clever and too stinkin cute!!! What a great gift idea! Thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial for us!

Martha said...

this is soooo cute!!!!love it.

Melissa Craig said...

How cool! Those strawberries look so yummy. What a fun tutorial.

Thanh said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for the tips and great photos.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh My Gosh ... this is awesome!! Thanks for sharing it with us and for playing the challenge at Saturday Spotlight! GREAT job! I hope you join us again next week!

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- these strawberries are adorable on their own, but filled with treats, too? And that treat container is so adorable! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! These strawberries are adorable!!! What an awesome treat idea for a teacher!!

Kathy said...

I adore this Strawberry design!!:)

Nina said...

oh my goodness... this is serious cuteness!!

Nancy said...

I would love to make some of these strawberries and give them as little Christmas gifts. They are so so cute! Do you have a pattern or a tutorial? Please please can you try to find one for us and tweak it as you said.
Thank you so much for sharing. You're such a clever girl!