Monday, July 4, 2011

July Teasers, Day Four!

Hello there! Happy Independence Day to all my American friends! I hope you have something fun planned for today. We'll be going to the local parade this afternoon and grilling this evening. :)

Today's MFTeasers are all about summertime! We're previewing Inspired by Summer and the Die-namics Perfect Pinwheel die and stamp set. I chose to work with Perfect Pinwheel for my project. My first instinct was to make something red, white and blue for the holiday, but at the last minute I went in another direction. I decided to make a little back-to-school treat bag. I used school-themed papers to make my pinwheel, and I attached it to a bag of Smarties. :)


First I placed a straight pin through the center of a red felt Pretty Posy, then I placed it through each section of the wheel as I bent it in. Then I used the pin to attach the pinwheel to the eraser of the pencil. I bent the pin down and taped it securely to the pencil so no fingers would get pricked.


I topped the felt posy with a button and some Cappuccino Twine.


I tied the pencil to the bag with creme twill, then I tied the sentiment flag to the twill with more twine.



Be sure to stop by Kim's Blog NOW to see which designers have Teasers today! There's one more day of Teasers tomorrow, and then the Release is tomorrow night at 10 pm EDT! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a fantastic 4th of July! :)

Happy 235th birthday, USA!

Christina

33 comments:

jeanne girl said...

Fun, fun idea for the pinwheel here too!!! :)

starqueen said...

Hi Christina,
Love your sweet gift idea! Hope things are getting back to normal after the flood.
Thanks for sharing!

Kim C said...

What a cute project! Great idea for using the pinwheel this way. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

So cute, what a great gift idea :)

Gabby said...

Neat pinwheel treat bag! Fun idea! :)

lilscrappers said...

The pinwheels have such inspiration to step outside the card :) Great gift idea!

Sarah Gough said...

genius way to attach the pinwheel!

bernshwag said...

Love your pin wheel gift bag Christina, you are so creative!

Hugs,
Candi

Sassy said...

Too darn cute - loved the add of the twine and button

Megan said...

I love that you used this to make a teacher gift--totally perfect!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Fabulous Christina!!! Love the bag of Smarties!! It's so quintessentially summery!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Playing with Paper said...

So fun!!! I love the center of your pinwheel cute!!

Dawn said...

So cute Christina! Love the pinwheel attached to a pencil.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love it

Nancy Thomas said...

Such a cute idea Christina!

Barbara said...

So creative, Christina!! Love this idea!

CheckerBeads said...

great treat bag! Too cute!

Anne

Susan said...

Wow! These cute pinwheel project ideas just "Rock". Too clever!

Rachel said...

Another super cute pinwheel idea! Love it!

Elle said...

What a brilliant idea! Simply yummy!

texasjodylynn said...

What a Smartie idea! No, seriously... I love it. SO cute!

Leslie said...

Eeek! I always give the teachers on our staff a welcome back favor for the first day of school - guess what I just decided to do for this year?!?!? CANNOT WAIT to get this set!

Shabby Pati said...

Very cute! My favorite little candies too....

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!!

krussellstudio said...

Cute. Great job!

anni said...

Love the idea of a pencil handle for the pinwheel! Too cute!

Angel said...

Darling! Although, I'm not ready to think about "back to school" stuff yet! :)

Kary said...

Fabulous idea, Christina!! Love it!

Jan Garber said...

SWEET gift/party favor idea!

Tiffany said...

Love it! Great pinwheel project!

Cynthia said...

Very fun use of the pinwheel die!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a FAB Idea! LOVE this!

Allison said...

What a fabulous back to school project! Love that you put the pinwheel on the pencil!