Friday, December 26, 2008
PTI Blog Hop...Bow Ties
My project for today's PTI blog hop has nothing to do with Bow Ties, I have made ornaments out of recycled card stock and paper products that now hang on silver cord from a bow tied at the top of my popcorn bag.
Nichole's challenge this month was to recycle anything from Christmas but the end project was not to look like a Christmas project. I took scraps of Pure Poppy, Kraft and Sweet Blush PTI card stock and made paper pulp...directions found below.
card stock scraps
Coated Popcorn (directions found below)
Food storage bag
Handmade paper hearts directions...
Shred left over card stock pieces or wrapping paper
Place into a container with two cups of hot water and let set overnight
Pour paper and water mixture into the blender and mix
Take your paper pulp and squeeze out some of the water in your hand and press into candy molds
Let air dry, my molds dried in an afternoon over a heat register
Dremel a hole into the top of your molded paper
String with cord or ribbon
Hang from a bow on top of a gift package
3D card and scrapbooking image
Door Knob Hangers
What can you use them for, I would love to hear your ideas!
Coated popcorn directions...
Air Pop 12 Cups of Popcorn
Sort out the kernels
In a sauce pot heat 2 cups sugar with 2 cups light corn syrup
add 2 T of butter and bring to a boil
add 1 package of Jello (color and flavoring of choice)
Boil for three minutes on med high heat
Pour over popcorn, mixing well
Pour popcorn onto a buttered baking sheet
Bake in a 200* oven for 10 minutes
Flip popcorn out onto wax paper to cool
Break into pieces and store in an air tight bag or container
Happy Stamp Day!