Happy Halloween, Pebbles fans! Amanda here today. I love candy. I love eating it and I love giving it away, which makes Halloween the perfect holiday for me. Now that I’m a little older, I try to focus on giving away more candy than I eat. It helps reduce the temptation to stuff my face with peanut butter cups all day long.
Upcycling and repurposing food containers is one of my favorite ways to make quick gift containers. I have a h-u-g-e bag (or two) filled with jars, cans, bottles, and boxes just for the purpose of making treat jars, pencil cups, and storage containers. Sure, sometimes the labels can be tricky, but it is super convenient and, above all, good for the Earth. These plastic containers are dressed up with washi tape, tags, and twine. They take minutes to put together and don’t require any special techniques. Bonus!
I’ll bet you recognize the shape of this container! Frosting containers are seriously my favorite. They are just the right size for giving away larger pieces of candy. Don’t these bloodshot eyeball gumballs look perfectly creepy? Worried about travelling with an open container? Place the candy in a clear cellophane bag and tie with a pretty bow before putting the candy in the container.
Pebbles Chips are one of my favorite Pebbles products. They are perfect for making cute tags for your upcycled treat containers. I think this skeleton looks extra cute with a little twine bow on her head.
Repurposing a plastic container into a gift container is easy. For this project you will need: empty containers, washi tape, tags, and twine.
Trim your washi tape to size by wrapping the washi sheet around your treat container and cutting off the excess. The shorter the washi strips, the easier they are to work with. Plus, you will have saved the little extra washi strips to use on cards and layouts later.
Wrap the washi strips around the container one at a time, starting at the top. Using the nice, straight edge at the top as a guide will ensure that all of your washi tape lines up nicely. Start by adhering your washi tape in the middle on the front. Adhere one side at a time until the ends overlap on the back of the container.
The lid for the middle container was originally light blue. Yuck! CRAFTY TIP: Spray paint lids so they coordinate with your treat containers. Choose a spray paint that is compatible with type of lid you are painting (i.e., plastic, metal).