Saturday, December 19, 2009

Crazy for Candy?!...


My kids are!  Do you ever find that the LAST day of school before Christmas break that everyone just kind of lets loose and the kids come home from their Christmas class parties on a MAJOR sugar high?!?  LOL!  Oh man, we had some wee ones FLYING HIGH this afternoon!   Unfortunately, my oldest DD, along with Dad AND Mom were all sick in bed for most of the day yesterday, but the boys came home with QUITE the loot-it was almost as bad as Halloween!

On that note, how funny that this week's CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES challenge is to create a TREAT HOLDER of some kind?!  Perfect timing! 

I am especially excited about this project because I was able to recycle some old containers for it.   I used an old PRIMA FLOWER tube and it became the base of my project.   I colored up this SUPER SWEET VIVI ELF from The Greeting Farm and cut her out as the main image, also using MERRY TAGS to create this super fun gift tag that I embellished with ribbon on the top of the tube.

After filling up the tube with some M&M's, I added some cotton balls to make it look as if Sweet Vivi is walking upon the snow!  What do you guys think?  I think I've altered more items this year than ever before and it feels good to get out of my comfort zone!  

Be sure to check out the rest of our CRAZIES this week to see what sweet treats THEY have for you:
Have a SWEET weekend, everyone!
~Jess :)

31 comments:

StampOwl said...

fun treat container Jessica, hope your family are feeling better soon.

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wowza Jess, this treat holder is just awesome... I love Vivi's blue hair too! I hope you and your family are feeling at least a little better. Better tell the boys to share their goodies.... LOL (Yeah Right) LOL
Big Hugs
Lynda

Mag said...

Great idea !!!
This treat box is just gorgeous, miami miam I just LOVE M&M's !!!
Hugs,
Mag :)

craftingmanda said...

oh this is gorgeous I hae some of these little tubes they still have things in them though. I am almost tempted to take it out so i can use them haha

Kris said...

What a sweet treat!!! Love the idea with the cotton balls... it does look like she's walking on snow!! Fab creation!!! i LOVE it!! hugs, Kris

Joanne (jojot) said...

perfect timing for sure....and what a delightful treat container....

Merry Christmas!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Jess sorry your family is not feeling well, hugs to you all.

--love your treat container, love the snow!!

Mercy said...

jessica...this is cute, cute, cute! love your coloring, kiddo!

Barbara said...

Too stinkin' CUTE, Jessica!!! And WTG recycling that container! You get extra points for that, LOL!!

Sorry you guys are not feeling well--hoping for a fast recovery!

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOOO Cute and Creativge Jess...Love this!!! Her Blue hair is just Awesome too!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous idea Jess and LOVE Vivi she looks wonderful with blue hair and fluffy trims. Great with the sweeties yummy!!! HuGs Kim :)

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Feel better girlie!!! Love the cotton balls idea! TOO CUTE!

PaperCrafty said...

This is too cute Jess!! I love how you recycled the container. The cotton was a fabulous idea!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SUPER sweet Jess! LOOOOOOOOOOVE how you recycled the container! This is delish my friend!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super fun Jess! Love the "snow"

Summerthyme Studio said...

SUper adorable project Jessica!!!

Hope you all feel better soon and have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs and Love

Vicki

Jen Shults said...

This is so cute!! I just love it!! And now I have to minimize the window so my son doesn't see the "whem en ems" LOL. LOVE this!!!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute!

margie c said...

What a sweet idea :)
This is exactly why no one should throw anything away! hee, hee
TFS! ~ margie

Amy said...

This is so cute Jess! I just love Vivi's blue hair! Awesome idea!

Danni said...

Hope you all are feeling better! Hugs!!
What a cute treat holder--so fun!

Silke Ledlow said...

Awesome recycle idea - Jess!!! Your candy holder is too cute!!!

Hope you all are feeling better in no time.....we just got over this hurdle!!!

Happy Holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is some serious cuteness...that little blue haired elf is beyond adorable...and anything with M&M's is ALL GOOD with me!!! What a great project, Jess!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Adorable!!! Love Vivi's blue hair - it's a perfect match to those goodies inside!! Love it!

ChristineCreations said...

Oooh so sorry your house is under the weather Jessica. :( Not a fun way to start Christmas vacation.

I love the "snow" she's walking on, so cute!

Darla said...

Very cute candy holder. Love that little elf, walking on snow even! You are brilliant Jess. I bet you could make a bunch of those candy holders - what with all the flowers you have. (They seem to multiply I remember you saying...) I hope you are all feeling better soon. Hugs, Darla

Elena said...

Wow! What a great idea to use this container! I love it! Vivi is happy to be on this sweet treat holder!
I have the same feeling about Sergei too, all sugary boy!
Hope everytone in your family will feel better soon!

Yvette said...

How cuuuute is this!?! Awesome job girl.

Kathy said...

What a cute idea. Love the blue hair!!

Hope your family has a very healthy Christmas!!:)

Lynda said...

This is darling Jessica! What a great idea! I love the fun colors and the image is so cute!

Lynda said...

This is darling Jessica! What a great idea! I love the fun colors and the image is so cute!