Up-cycled Treat Tubes & Luminaries

You know these little plastic containers that Stampin’ Up! buttons and brads come in?

Have you ever hesitated before throwing an empty one away thinking, “There must be some way to use this…” or, if you are like me, you just save them knowing that inspiration will strike and you’ll find a way to Up-Cycle them 🙂 Then you’ll love this idea!

This is a container I made by cutting an 8.5″ x 4″ strip of the flocked window sheet from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (126901) and making it into a tube with Sticky Strip. Fit the tube into the bottom piece of the plastic button/brad container and then decorate as desired:

The top of the button/brad container makes a perfect lid for your tube! I created a Real Red paper flower for this one using a few scallop circle punches and added a little bling with our Rhinestone Jewels (119246):

While my tube was 4″ tall, you could create any height tube, keeping the width 8.5″ to make your tube, which is the perfect size to create a tube to fit into the containers you are up-cycling. Depending on how close to the edge you glue your tube, it may fit perfectly inside the bottom of the brad/button container OR if it is too large, slide it over the outside of the container. Then decorate it as desired and fill with something delicious, like home-made fudge!!

I also created a luminary by punching out a shape before making the tube and covering the opening with vellum and a stamped image. I left off the lid on this one…just drop in a battery operated tea light and you are good to go! This one has a ribbon handle so I can hang it somewhere:

 See you tomorrow for more fun Holiday packaging and gifts from your Stampin’ Up! stash!

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