Thursday, December 24, 2020

Hand Sanitizers for Stocking Stuffers

I've been busy getting last minute cards and projects finished for stocking stuffers and haven't been participating in any challenges while I try to stay focused on the work at hand, but in the new year will resume my weekly challenge posts.  I also plan to post an array of cards I've made this past year. What fun it is to look back on projects!    

But right now, here's a look at some of the hand sanitizers I've been making and packaging for stocking stuffers this year.  I used a variety of winter and Christmas themed papers and stamp sets to decorate these hand sanitizer holders. My motto when doing these kind of projects is to just let your imagination go wild and see what you come up with.  It usually works quite well.  

This is the fun little bunny on skis from the Freezin' Fun (#153341) stamp set by Stampin' Up! This stamp set coordinates with the Freezin' Fun dies. This bundle will be retiring on January 4, 2021.  What a shame it's such a fun combination of dies and stamps.  I love the snowbank die in this die set.  Takes the guess work out of making snow drifts.

For this hand sanitizer cover, I used Snowflake Splendor DSP for the backdrop and have featured one of the cute little gnomes from Gnome for the Holiday (#153322) stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This cute little set will be retiring on January 4, 2021.  

Both of the covers on these hand sanitizers have cut little images from retired stamp sets and Christmas DSP. The dog is a Hero Arts stamp called Winter Pup (D4840) that I came across at a garage sale years ago, fell in love with it.  Since the arrival of Stampin' Blends I've had a lot of fun colouring this image and using it for all kinds of projects.  The elf is cut from the retired Santa's Workshop DSP.

Mrs. Claus is also a fussy cut image from the Santa's Workshop DSP.  

For this cover I used paper scraps from the retired Let It Snow DSP that was out last year.    

The "Hand Sanitizer" bottles I purchased from Costco are approximately 4 inches tall and hold 2 fl. oz of sanitizer.  Most of the templates I found for Hand Sanitizer Covers on Pinterest are designed for smaller bottles or different shaped bottles.  Since nothing worked for my bottles, I grabbed my ruler and created my own.  I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  I'm sorry my template picture is so dark, it's winter in Canada and the days are longer and darker.  I'm hoping Santa gets my "wish list" and brings me some better lighting for my stamp cave.  

Here's my template:

Click on the pictures to enlarge it so you can see the measurements clearly.

  1. Cut a strip of card stock 2 1/4" x 11" for the base. 
  2. Score at 1/2", 1 3/4", 5 1/4", and 6 1/4" crease all score lines with bone folder so they are flexible.  
  3. Center a 1" circle punch in space between 1/2"  and 1 3/4" score lines and punch.  This is where the bottle neck /cap goes through.
  4. Cut coordinating DSP 
    • 2 1/8" x 3 3/8" for front panel (cut 1)
    • Cut 2 pieces 4 5/8" x 2 1/8" for the back and inside back panels
    • Glue all the panels in place

5.  Stand sanitizer bottle in space between 5 1/4" and 6 1/4" score lines and fit top through the punched out hole.

6.  Bend half inch piece so it faces toward back panel and attach with score tape or liquid adhesive, to back panel making sure it sits level over bottle. 

To finish your hand sanitizer decorate with labels and embellishments of your choice. I always have a supply on hand so I can mix and match embellishments for my projects. I store them in the plastic sleeves that die cuts come in and keep them close to my work station.

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