Graphic 45's Alpha Banners are really fun to work with and there are a lot of things you can do with them. I 've used them for cards, tags, banners and even on layouts. Today I have a Love Candy Bucket to share with you.
To make the banners:
I used the ATC size banners and first glued them onto wooden skewers. Then I cut a 2.5" x 3" rectangle to go on the back of the tag. I adhered the rectangle with foam tape that is the same thickness as my skewer and that way it creates a dimensional and shadow effect for the letters. That looks cool right? Tie a fun ribbon to the tag and decorate with flowers, fussy cuts and chippies.
For the bucket:
I cut a 3" styrofoam ball in half and glued the two halves to the bottom of the bucket. That gave me something to hold my banners. On the outside I added a felt heart and daisy trim along with a pretty organza ribbon. I cut a little piece from design paper and glued under the ribbon and added a couple flowers. It is simple, but pretty, and I wanted the banners to take center stage.
Now stab your banner skewers into the styrofoam and fill the bucket with chocolates! It's a great centerpiece or gift for friends, neighbors, teachers or your sweetie. You can easily do something like this with any kind of container.
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