Monday, December 21, 2009

Popcorn Glass Ornament

And here is Project #11: It's a gift in a special box. The ribbon is perfect for this gift. Both the Holiday SU Exclusive Big Shot Sizzlit Merry and Merry Details Dies were used. Finished project size is 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".
Look what's inside: a popcorn ornament!!!! Thanks Mary C. for this unique idea! My guests loved it.

Here's the template for the box made specifically for this ornament.
(1) for Box: 8” x 10-1/2” Real Red CS, score on the 10-1/2” side @2-1/2”, 5” 7-1/2”, 10”. Turn Paper, score on the 8” side @2-1/2”, 5”, 7-1/2”. For the Box tabs, score on the 10” side above the 5” score line, ½”
(1) 23” long cut ribbon
(1) 4-1/2” long cut Silver Elastic
(1) 1-1/4” x 12” long Striped Christmas Cocoa DSP
(1) Whisper White Snowflake from the SU Exclusive Merry Details Die
(1) Real Red Bird from the SU Exclusive Merry Details Die
(1) Soft Suede Tag from SU Exclusive Big Shot Merry Die

Use the 3/16" Corner Punch on the top flap cover.

In order to use the 3/16" rounder for the side tab, remove the punch guard and carefully slide into the paper.

Apply sticky tape to the inside bottom. Add sticky tape also to the side tab (see pink arrow)

Add the DSP before the box is assembled. Start with the left side, apply adhesive to the one section, fold section over, then apply adhesive, repeat the rest of the sections. The photo below shows the DSP folded for one of the sections.

Box unfolded, the DSP should not be completely flat, it needs a little "give" to go around the corners.

The DSP will need to be trimmed to align to the end of the tab (see pink arrow).

Remove the adhesive tape to complete box.
To make the popcorn:
Yes, the popcorn was popped INSIDE the glass ball! I had to test how long and how much popcorn to be used. The metal hanger tops will need to be removed. According to my RED microwave (600 Watts) , the formula is 18 unbuttered popcorn for 2:20 minutes in a brown bag. Be careful - glass will be hot after it is popped. And, YES, one of them did crack so it is best that the glass ball is in a brown bag. If the popcorn does not fully pop (we know that happens sometimes), you can push through some smaller popcorn pieces through the hole.


After the glass ball is cooled, return metal top and place into box. Your project is completed to give.
  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
  • Ink: None
  • Accys:, SU Exclusive Big Shot Merry Details Die, SU Exclusive Merry Die, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord, 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch, Sticky tape, 2-1/2” Clear Glass Ball, 18 Unbuttered Popcorn

Thank you for stopping by today...........stay tuned for Project #12.................HUGs.........!!!!


Kwebbel said...
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Susanne said...

What a great Idea! I love it! Next year I will do it!

I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Lovely greetings from Germany
your Susanne

Leslie Hanna said...

That does not look like an acetate snowman in that ornament! :-)

I am amazed you can still FIND loose popcorn kernels now that the microwave stuff is the new standard. Do you need glass ornaments, or would plastic work?

PS: You need to find the colored popcorn kernels, if they are still made. Those would look amazing.

Whimcees said...

A RED microwave Patti?! :<) How did you find a RED microwave?! :<)

I can see why your guests would love this gift - very unique and wonderful!

It's RED, huh? Wow!

Barbara Diane

Colleen said...

That is just a cool idea. I'll have to case it for next year. I love your blog, so many great ideas. Thanks and and have very Merry Christmas

Janette said...

Neat do you eat the popcorn though ??