Monday, October 15, 2012
Cute Candy Corn Container
This is a quick and easy project. I found these chunky glass containers at the dollar store sometime last year. They have been sitting on a table just waiting for me to do something with them. I originally planned to etch them (and I may still do that with the others).
I measured the flat sides of the container, up to the point where the corners start to curve. I calculated that a 2 1/2 inch square would be about the right size.
Then I simply chose four fairly friendly pumpkin faces from the Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge. This was one of the limited edition seasonal cartridges from a couple of years ago. The cartridge is still available at Cricut.com for $14.99 and the digital version is $24.99 (click HERE to see the page on their site). You can also purchase individual images for $0.99 - there are 50 images on the cartridge.
If you like a lot of the images on the cartridge, it seems the best deal is to buy the physical cartridge and get all 50 images. At $0.99 each you would only get 15 for the same amount of money (or a few more depending on shipping to your location). You can see all of the images HERE.
If you use a different machine, this type of design would be easy to create from basic shapes. I cut the four square images from black vinyl, using speed 3 - pressure 3 - blade depth 4, to do a "kiss cut" (cutting the vinyl but not the backing paper). Since the images are small and I was applying them to a flat surface I didn't bother with transfer tape - I just peeled them up from the backing and applied them directly to the glass sides.
Of course, I did think of a few variations for this project and I'll share them later this week.
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Have a wonderful Monday!
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