01 October 2009

Decorated canisters

Here are some photos of a fun project I completed for Memory Bound this week. These three nesting canisters started out covered in plain white paper. I simply covered them using paper and diecuts from one of the new Christmas lines by My Mind's Eye, and now they are ready to fill with holiday goodies.



Of special interest here are the bows! I made the bows using double-sided patterned paper based on the easy instructions provided here. These bows are simple to make and much sturdier than store-bought bows.

It only takes a 1/2 sheet of patterned paper to make a bow. This would be a great way to customize gifts for any occasion and use up your patterned paper scraps at the same time -- except Ki Memories paper scraps, of course, which must be hoarded! :-)

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Very cute! I was surprised to see you used up some of your striped paper for these.

Janet said...

Thanks, Debbie! Alas, this was not my own personal striped paper! The store provides the materials for these projects, so I don't use from my stash. But of course, I chose a striped paper to use! lol

Fonda said...

These look very festive! I love those bows they look so full! Thanks for the comments on my LOs at the store. I dropped off some new Christmas projects, so be on the look out! :)

Maureen said...

Wow! I love them! What a great idea for the bows; thanks for the link... I shall have to try it out!

playswithglue said...

these are so super cute!