If you ever need a fun little gift or party favor, look no further. I’ve got a great little box from i-crafter that’s designed like a mini drink carrier and it’s perfect for holding all kinds of treats! The two samples I’m sharing today are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ideas for the Slanted Carrier. Below, I made a list of other fun ideas ideas that you might want to give a try.
Before we get started, grab these supplies and meet me in the craft room…
Slanted Carrier Die Set
Matchbook Stitches Die Set
Animalopes Die Set
Holiday Words Die Set
PRO Mending Deck
The first thing you’ll want to do is to die cut your pieces. Similar to a box card, you’ll want to cut a pair of the Slanted Carrier bases. You’ll also want to cut a pair of each of the decorative pieces. I cut a pair of leaves and a couple layers of the words for a stacked sentiment. The tag is from the new Matchbook Stitches set, but any small tag will work. I cut one from pattern paper, and another from vellum so when they are stacked together, the words pop more. Two quick notes about cutting… First, I love cutting on my PRO Mending Deck! It gives me perfect cuts and it doesn’t warp or get pitted like plastic plates. Second, the bases in this die set are about 6″ across, but you can still cut two from an 8½” x 11″ sheet (see photo below).
Assembly is easy. Train your folds first, then overlap the two base pieces and glue them together at the flap. It’s easiest to glue on the decorative pieces while the box is still flat. Then, flip it over and fold the top portions to the side (see photo below).
Add glue to the handle area and the other side flap before folding it together. For the bottom, you only need to add glue to the two flaps. When the carrier is open, the bottom hooks to itself to create a nice strong base. (It folds flat for storage though, if you want to make a batch ahead of time.)
After the carrier is assembled, it’s time to fill it and add your tag (or any extra decorations you want). I found four pretty shades of nail polish at my local dollar store and used a mini clothespin to attach my tag. Take a look! (If you are wondering what I did with the second leaf, I ended up not using it. It’s tucked safely into my die pocket for next time.)
Cute, right? For Mother’s day, I plan to take my mother-in-law out for lunch and a mani/pedi. This will make a nice little gift to go with the theme.
Now let’s jump ahead to a fun little Christmas gift idea. As soon as I saw the Slanted Carrier, I immediately thought of putting minibar bottles inside. That reminded me of the reindeer beer I made for all of the guys in the family one year. I decided to try a scaled down version and I think it came out so cute! I cut and assembled the carrier the same way as above, except I glued the sentiment JOY onto the front and skipped the tag.
To create the reindeer, I hollowed out a circle from the bottom of 1½” styrofoam eggs and painted them brown (see photo below). Using dies in the Animalopes set, I cut out eyes, antlers, and leaves for the ears. To help the antlers stand tall, I sandwiched a short length of wire between each pair. That way they could be pushed into the foam like pushpins. Hot glue is the fastest way to adhere the pompom noses, but you can use regular glue for the eyes. Once your heads are done, tie a ribbon onto the neck of each bottle and glue on a small bell. I like using bottles with two different heights, so the back row stands taller than the front.
Here’s a look at my holiday quartet. Lol, this screams “guy gift” to me. It’s also a fun hostess gift for people who aren’t wine drinkers. I might take one to our neighbors next door too. It’s better than cookies! Of course, you don’t have to use alcohol bottles. Most 2 ounce bottles will fit into this carrier (you have about 1⅛” square for each slot). Small bottles of hot chocolate mix would be great! Take a look at my list below and see what else comes to mind.
Those are just two ways to use the new Slanted Carrier, but you can customize them for any occasion. For bridal shower or bachelorette party favors, wouldn’t it be fun to fill these with a Ring Pop (repackaged in a clear bag), mini bottle of alcohol (or champagne bubbles), nail polish, and lip gloss? There are a million ways to use the Slanted Carrier. Here are just a few more ideas…
Kids Birthday Party Favors
Baby Shower Favors
Bridal Shower Favors
Bachelorette Party Favors
Mother’s Day Gifts
Father’s Day Gifts
Travel Size Lotion
Small Bottles of Perfume
Mini Bottles of Booze
Craft Supplies (glitter, glue, etc)
Hot Chocolate Mix
What will you put in yours? I can’t wait to see! The Slanted Carrier is part of the new release from i-crafter. Head on over to see the other fun new dies that just came out! I’ll be back later in the week sharing an adorable creation with the Matchbook Stitches Die Set. It’s so cute; I can’t wait to show you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. It’s hard to believe that it’s already May, isn’t it? We’ve got lots of great stuff scheduled this month so be sure to check back often. And mark your calendar now, I’ll be crafting LIVE with Debbie J on her YouTube channel on May 10th! I hope you’ll join us! See you soon, my crafty friend.
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