Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Silly Bands, Chokers, Belly Bands...

With Silly Bands all the rage around here this summer, I took that inspiration and created these "belly bands" or whatever you want to call them to go around hurricane jars. These band are SOOO easy to make (if they were too difficult, do you really think I would make them???)

I simply stamped an image, punched out with my circle and scallop punches and attached them to a ribbon fitted to go around the jar.
The coolest thing about the ribbon band is it is secured with... VELCRO to make it removable.
I made a variety of bands for to change throughout the seasons. The jars can be filled with candy, flowers, or add sand to the bottom and place a tealight candle in there too!
This is a great way to use up he scraps of paper and ribbon you know you have a stash of, but always forget aobut until too late. I purchased the jars at Wal-Mart for 97 cents each (near the floral/craft dept.)
For my grade level team members, I made a schoolhouse band and will be filling the jars with pencils as a beginning of the year gift. Karsyn's teacher will be getting the jars for Christmas, filled with goodies.

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