Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pop on over - freebies and a tutorial

HI Fellow Crafter's

After seeing this blog post on how to make your own microwave popcorn, I came up with the idea of using homemade micro popcorn as favors or even an invitation!

I settled on the idea of using them as an invitation to a Christmas movie marathon.

The back of the tag.

Here's what I did :
1. Take a brown paper bag. I had red ones so I used them. Place 1/4 cup of popcorn (your normal everyday one) into the bag.

2. Fold down the top edge twice and secure with a piece of sticky tape (no it does not melt in the microwave- if you were wondering :-) )

3. Sticky tape side up, fold both ends towards the center, overlapping slightly.
4. Embellish as desired. Place a note on the back that reads: (Free to use: Click and save)

Here is the tag for you to use: (Free to use: Click and save)

Some other ideas I have for the microwave popcorn.
- Gift as a DIY popcorn garland. Wrap a length of string with a needle around the micro popcorn.

- Gift as a Pop on over Santa request for your kids class mates.

Another suggestion if you only have the brown bags is to make a sleeve in a Christmassy color or using Christmas DP to go around your bag.

Happy Crafting.


Melanie said...

Love this idea! I do the DIY microwave popcorn already, but didn't think about closing the bag with tape and giving as a gift. Thanks for the tip!

Kharlie Bug said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I love your little labels too!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, how stinkin' cute it this! i love this idea! popping over from the girl creative.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Cute gift idea! Sweet that you also shared the labels.

Mormishmom said...

What the?? I didn't know I could make my own microwave popcorn!

Thank for linking up to Too Cute Tuesday!

Amanda said...

I love this! I featured it today on my blog Today's Top 20! I'd love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my water widget on the top right. For each click p&g will donate 1 day's worth of clean water! :) Thanks!


Anonymous said...

The DIY Popcorn Garland tag is so cute! I'm including this in my Friday Favorites this week!

Julia said...

I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more Christmas project as well as other projects, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.

Urban Stylist In the Country... said...

Thank-you for sharing! I love giving invite with a treat!!