I finally have a glimpse into what it’s like to be a man. I got a new toy, the Sizzix eclips, and I had to play with it. It’s equivalent to a new jigsaw on Christmas morning – it came out of the box straightaway, was set up and humming within about 15 minutes. I made this Mod Podged glittered gift holder, and I like it enough to share it with you. Not too shabby for my first try, huh? If you want to make something similar, here’s what to do.
Gather These Supplies
- Cardstock in Halloween colors – I used purple, ivory and orange
- Sizzix eclips – if you want one badly like I did, go here for a sweet deal from Oh My Crafts!
- Mod Podge Silver Glitter
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Glue Dots
- Trick-or-Treat ribbon – 12″ (or some Halloween ribbon of your choice)
- Glitter Bat stickers – mine are Making Memories
- Paint brush
- Peanut Butter M&Ms (optional)
- Pug assistant (also optional)
Here is the work site “under construction.” Note the peanut butter M&Ms, which also provide emotional support for machine set up. Luckily, this went rather smoothly. I’m not that great with machines (if you can believe it since I blog everyday), but set up was easier than I thought.
I won’t bore you with additional cutting pictures, but I also cut out the fancy gift holder and “Happy Halloween” phrase. To get the gift holder, you need the Albums, Bags and Boxes cartridge. Love this cartridge – you can make so many gift containers. It SCORES, my friends. How cool is that?
I set my pieces into the Mod Podge to the far left, so that I would have some room on the right to tie my ribbon. Place your items into the Mod Podge and then allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Coat the entire outside of the gift holder with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Finished up by securing one of the gift holder with Glue Dots – put your candy or whatever into the gift holder and secure the other end. Wrap ribbon around the right side of the gift holder and secure that with a Glue Dot too. Add your bat stickers for a finishing touch.