Holiday Blizzard: Personal Hand Sanitizer Gift
Finished project 3” x 4.5”
Don’t you hate it when you try directions and they don’t work because the products used are different sizes than the ones the artist used. Well that was what happened here. A friend sent me these directions last year and I just tried them. Disaster! She must have used very small hand sanitizer bottles because the one I used was never going to fit the paper measurements she gave me. Therefore I have just spent the morning problem solving and you benefit by my frustration. <LOL>
Supplies: For this project I decided to use up some of my scrap stash so I am afraid I do not have much supply info for you.
Double sided cardstock (unknown from artist’s stash of scraps)
Olive Grove Memento (Tsukineko)
Ribbon also from stash
Scroll Chain punch (EK Success)
- Measure the width of your bottle of sanitizer and cut a strip of decorative paper at least 1” wider than the bottle and the full length of the 12” paper. The width really can be wider if you wish.
- Score the strip along the long side at .5”, 1.5”, 3.5” and 4.5”. Fold all scores in the same direction.
- If you are making more than one at a time I suggest that you create a template at this next step. Trace the bottle bottom onto the cardstock so that the back edge extends slightly above the 1.5” score. If creating a template trace this on a scrap of cardstock and cut it out. Then trace onto the decorative cardstock.
- Score the traced lined and then slash across it in several places where you want the opening to be.
- Fit the bottle in to be sure it does not cause the cardstock to buckle.
- Now measure against the cardstock and mark where the top of the bottle places. Score that line and 1” to the right (away from previous folds.)
- This is where my disaster happened. The paper was not long enough to cover far enough to close the container. Since I tell my students that there is no such thing as a mistake…just a creative challenge, I raided the scrap box again and found the green paper (no idea what color or company). I punched it with the Scroll chain punch and adhered that to a gold paper tag on the scrap stash.
- I adhered this under the edge of the card stock and trimmed to the correct width.
- To keep the cover closed you can use a small piece of Velcro but I opted to just tie the ribbon around in and knot it.
- On a scrap of white paper I stamped the sentiment and edged the piece in Olive Grove.
And now you know how to adjust directions that don’t fit.
Photo: Finished sanitizer
Created by Marion Davis