Last year at Christmas,the very talented Joanne Friend sent me a little crimbo pressie of a plastic test tube filled with sweeties and all decorated up.
I love Halloween and like to give all the children in my son's class a little spooky treat,and Joanne's little gift stuck with me this year.
Plastic test tubes with resealable stoppers are readily available on Ebay and other auction sites and also from Pub suppliers, i bought 50 for under £10.00-i also use them to store my German Glass Glitter that comes in plastic baggies.
all you really need is.
scraps of patterned papers
scraps of ribbons or fibers.
Brown paper or thin paper for the top.
i used the lovely Halloweeny coloured TicTacs and some 'Millions' to fill my tubes-but any small sweet will be fine,or if you are really health conscious then you can use dried fruits like sultanas or cranberries.
the paper bag is a white Stampin Up bag that has been stamped and then sprayed with three colours of glimmer mist.
the tops are quite easy to cover with thin or brown paper,
cut out a rough circle about 3 inches in size.
turn it over to the reverse side and place glue in the center.
place the top in the middle of the glue,the upper side of the top should be in the glue
you can then scrunch the paper onto the top using your fingers,then tie some ribbon or string around the top.
to decorate,simply glue strips of paper around the middle of the tubes and decorate with stamped images or stickers.
Stamps used are by Papertrey Inks.
of course,these can also be used for Christmas,Birthdays,Easter and other celebrations,or as Party favours .