Oh that could only mean one thing...
Yes, I thought I would share the gift I made & will be giving my son's teacher for St. Patrick's Day. It's been a while since I had a project for ya, & I wanted to get it out to ya so if you wanted to make one for yourself, you'd have time to do it. This idea has been swirling in my brain since last year, but I have more ideas than I do time, so it had to wait :( sigh...
When you open the box, here's what's inside:
How did I make this pot of gold chocolatey goodness, you ask??? Well, it's actually made using the Sizzix pop-up cake die! Before I show you how I did it, let me give you a few more deets about the finished project.
The box is wrapped with this beautiful ribbon that was in stores in December- yes, that's Christmas ribbon! but it fit perfectly with my project, right? The bottom edge of the lid is punched with the hydrangea punch, but it looks like little 4-leaf clovers when punched in green :)
I wrapped a sheer ribbon around the pot & made two bows so that it looked like the four leaves of a 4-leaf clover.
Here's a closer peek at that:
So here's how I did it:
1) Using the Sizzix cake die (pop-up), assemble the cake as you normally would, except don't adhere the base to anything. Use black cardstock or green if you'd like.
Here's the cake assembled:
2) Now fold over & adhere that little top piece (half-circle) and turn your cake into an upside-down cake. Yes, flip it over!
Voilá! You have a pot!
Now your pot is ready to be filled!
Here's the finished project again :)
What do you think? Hope you liked this simple little project & you give it a go!
You can find the directions for making the box in a previous tutorial---> Here.
Sizzix & Stampin' Up both have video tuts on assembling the cake so I didn't feel I needed to reinvent the wheel, kwim???
Thanks so much for peeking today!
The 411Paper: St. Patrick's- Best Creation Inc, Bazzill cs
Tools: Sizzix Pop-Up Die: 3-tiered cake, Hydrangea border punch- MS, Shamrock punch MS
Other: ribbon, gold button- American Crafts, Scor-tape, gold lame floss