This is a simple project that is perfect for lots of occasions. I made them for our secretaries at school who are the BEST! But I think they would be great for drama performances (that's where I stole the idea) or graduations too. I started with a popcorn box that I had purchased at Target a long time ago. Mine were cardboard so I reinforced the bottom. Next I taped the packages of popcorn to the outside. I used florist foam on the inside, added a piece of tissue paper to cover it then attached the candy bars to kabob sticks. I broke about a 1/3 of the kabob stick off and used the shorter sticks in the front and the longer ones in the back. I added curling ribbon to the sticks. Mine is actually paper raffia from World Market. Then I arranged them in the box and used a full length stick to add the card.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I'm using this idea for Mother's Day presents. They are just peat pots spray painted white. I used number stickers as stencils. My 2nd graders will use permanent markers to write messages to their moms and have red handles. But I think these are pretty darn cute!