Friday, May 11, 2012

"Smarties" and Fabric Bookmark... Teachers Gift

As I mentioned, this week is about the teachers! They so deserve this week... they do such an important job next to parenting! This project I made was another simple one I created.

 I had seen before some gifts made with Smarties candies with this cute saying in a jar or bag.  I thought it would be a nice presentation to give these candies in a paper mache book box decorated with fabric and fabric flowers, which would include a matching fabric bookmark!  I really liked the simplicity of the plain box, so I did not cover it with any paper but added some the fabric to the spine.

The bookmark is so easy to make and of course, I did not keep to the orginal instructions of just fabric! I had to add some chipboard inside to keep its shape! :)  But I am glad I did.  I would be happy to give instuctions if you so care to know how to make it, just email me.  For the rossette at the top, I used some seam binding to create it and added a button to the center.  I used more rossettes made for the corner of the box and typed the sentiment on my computer, cut out with my nesties.  I added a few fish tails to the bottom of the sentiment using MME dp.  For the inside of the box, I filled it with Smarties and added a sticker from SRM Stickers.

Easy and fun!! I hope you all have a great weekend and I two more projects to share tomorrow and Monday!! I will end the teachers gifts there! lol!! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such an awesome gift! I love the idea of using "smarties" inside. Love the colors and the details you put into it.

  2. Great gifts! Pretty bookmark and 'yummy book.'


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