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Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Treats for Three Little Chicks

I made this candy dispenser for my nieces and nephew, just another little goodie treat for them while they wait for Santa. It was a great excuse to use more of my Maggie images and my new Copics  and have fun doing something a little different. The base is made from a chicken feeder that I sprayed white, I found an old Ball canning jar I had left over from some kitchen projects, and I made the Gingerbread grandma with wood shapes from Lara's Crafts. I was going to fill it with peppermint candies until I found out how much more it would cost to ship it filled. Whew! Can't afford that! So, sister dear is going to have to fill it herself but I don't think she'll mind.




Now I have to make the card to go with the candy. I got the idea from Caroline when I saw how she made her party invitation using three Tilda's. Liked the idea so much, I CASEd it from her. Thank you, Caroline, Great inspiration. Now if I can get my version to look half as good as hers, I'll be happy!!

10 comments:

  1. What a delightful project. Love the gingerbread lady.

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  2. Oh Sue, you clever crafter you!!! This is so cute and what a great idea. You could always fill the jar with M&M's and maybe that wouldn't cost so much. Maybe just send along one bag and then let your daughter fill the rest. I know it wouldn't last 2 days on our house!!!! LOL
    You did such a nice job on those Tildas and putting them around the jar was a fabulous idea! Cute gingerbread paper and I love the red plaid ribbon and all the sparkle! Awesome job...hugs and blessings...Barb

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  3. Isn't this ADORABLE!!! Just too stinkin' cute!
    Rene :D

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  4. Hey - I am right there with you - black Friday means stay at home in your pjs on line!! Besides, I'm as whipped as those sweet potatoes were yesterday. Your project is great and what kid wouldn't appreciate a candy dispenser. I could not help but LOL when I read the base was a chicken feeder - well it is for little birds!
    Bye for now Puddle Lady.
    Sandy

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  5. Hi Sue!! How delightful!! You are toooo clever!! I would never be able to come up with something like that!! Love 'em. Pat Frank

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  6. You've done it again, Sue! You are super creative. Love your project!
    Hugs,
    Leslie Avila

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  7. What a fantastic gift idea!!!
    You have done a wonderful job on all the images.
    Love it :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  8. Sue, would you be My Aunt??!! LOL! They are very lucky to have you as an aunt! :-) that's a good idea for your sister to fill in the jar! Definitely it's more practical :-) Luv the colorings on your Magnolia stamps! Great gifts!

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  9. What a darling candy jar! Are you sure you want to send it away? After all the gorgeous work on those Maggies, I think I would be selfish and keep it for me! Great job and so clever!
    Huggeroonies,
    Kathy

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  10. What wonderful presents. I was stumped when I read a chicken feeder till I looked at the photos and realized it was maybe for baby chicks. Really a clever idea and I am sure the children will love them. Your colouring is awesome. My granddaughter is sitting in my lap, she is almost 2 and her favourite was Tilda with the candy cane. I love them all.
    hugs, DIana

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