It’s time to start thinking about Halloween treats so here is an idea with these Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers! Sour cream containers have been around at least since I began stamping, but they are so popular and useful and easy that they are still around!
So easy to make! You can make the sour cream containers small or large. I’ve seen various sizes such as 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, 4″ x 4″. 5″ x 5″, etc. On my samples, I used Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, so the same size as a card front. If you use a rectangular size, you will put adhesive on one long size and at both ends. Use a strong adhesive, such as Fast Fuse or the new Tear & Tape Adhesive. No matter what size, you will put adhesive on three sides of the paper. You can use designer paper or card stock.
I used Tear & Tape Adhesive and since the backing on the tape is white, it wasn’t showing up well in the photo so I colored with some marker ton top of the tape strip so it could be seen in the photo. I would also put a full length of tape on each end rather than the pieces, but the pieces worked.
After applying the tape and removing any liners, fold the paper lengthwise into a roll, like a toilet paper roll. Then squeeze one end of the roll together. As cute as this project is, don’t forget to add your candy or gift inside before closing the other end!! After you have the contents inside, you want the other end of the container to NOT close in the same direction as the first end. Squeeze the opposite end of the sour cream container together so it will be going at a 90 degree angle to the bottom.
If you happen to have a Paper Crimper, you can crimp the ends of the container as I did, but this is not necessary. Another option would be to punch holes in one end instead of adding adhesive and tying some ribbon through so that the sour cream container can be opened neatly instead of ripped or cut open.
Next, decorate the sour cream container according to the occasion! I used the Note Tag Punch to make a small tag. I embellished the tag with some Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape and stamping with the Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set and the little spider web in the Witches’ Night Photopolymer Stamp Set. And for a finishing touch, I tied a little Gold 1/8″ Ribbon into a bow and stuck it on with a Glue Dot.
There are an infinite number of ways to decorate these Sour Cream Containers for any occasion! Use them for candy or small gifts. You can use plain card stock or stamp card stock, but for a quick and easy way to make sour cream containers, use designer paper which is already decorative. I hope my Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers inspire you to try your hand at making these treat holders.
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