Sunday, 31 May 2009

Ever used candy wrappers in your craft?

This card was made out of chocolate coin wrappers, which a number of you guessed. Last Christmas, I bought chocolate Euros in Belgium, chocolate nickels and dimes in Michigan, and chocolate pence in London. Look closely to see the coin embossing.

To make your own chocolate Babushka sweetie:

1 Eat lots of yummy chocolate coins and save the wrappers.

2 Smooth ridged wrapper edges, then cut off, so you are left with a bunch of flat coins.

3 Cut out babushka template from heavy paper. [Stay tuned -template will be provided in upcoming e-zine]

4 Draw and color face of babushka doll Her face is colored with pastel pencils and black pen for the eyes.

4 Position chocolate coins to cover all babushka body and glue in place.

5 Once dry, cut off any overlapping wrapper edges.

So, have you ever used candy wrappers or recycled anything else strange in your craft?

Tomorrow - a card made with stamps!

16 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brill. How cute is she. Just off to look at your e-zine now. Hazelxo

dawny said...

hiya Michele, thanks for asking us to come over and have a look, you've got some lovely ideas :-) I'll add a link on our blog , maybe you could link to us too?

pinky said...

Wow a girl after my own heart! Love this can't wait to get the template.
Pinky

Oma said...

This is a really neat idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! I've had a peek at your blog and think you are extremely creative. Can't wait to see more!

Lynette said...

You are really a cardmaker that takes your art way outside the box...this is amazing.

michele said...

thae candy box?

Nannieflash said...

What a clever idea to use your foil wrappers, I think this is brilliant and I love it. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Lynette said...

Yup! The candy box:)

Debsydoo said...

What a fab idea, off too have a look around your blog a e-zine. Thanks for your lovely comment and visiting my blog.

hugs Debs x

Dawn said...

Wow how cool is this!

Clare said...

This is awesome, really clever I love it. Can't wait to see the template, I want to make one. Thanks for entering my blogoversary candy draw. hugs Clare

Merry said...

Very clever and what a great excuse to eat chocolate...I love it.

Karen said...

What a cool way to reuse candy wrappers! Just love all the textures!! I just recently used some mesh that I've had in my supplies for a pattern on a painting, and I use craft supplies all over my house for non-crafty projects! Just discovered your blog...you have some fun stuff to check out! :>

Elia said...

Que original! has been great. Congratulations!
hugs from Madrid!

craftychris said...

another great idea, did you eat all the chocolates yourself lol

chris x

BugsandFishes said...

Hi Michele - thanks for your comment over on my blog. It's always nice to "meet" new crafty people! :)

I used chocolate coin foils for my Christmas decorating last year:
http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-bling.html

And vintage stamps for some of my gift-wrapping:
http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2008/11/gift-wrap-ideas-4-vintage-stamps.html