Monday, 3 November 2008

Video Tutorial - Advent Sour Cream Container


Let's start by getting one thing straight, I'm not claiming to have invented these! Originally I thought they'd started out on Split Coast Stampers, but after googling it, they're all over the place! One thing I haven't seen is a video on how to make them, so I thought I'd give it a shot!

These are really simple to make and look wonderful hanging on the tree or piled up in a big bowl, ready for the morning scramble to find the next package to open!

I use circles and scalloped circles on these that I have cut on my Cricut with SCAL. Hopefully many of you downloaded the scalloped shapes when they were a freebie on my blog. If you have the scalloped Nestabilities dies, you could use those instead! These are really fun to make, so why not try 'em? Enjoy!

34 comments :

Butterbee said...

Love it Dan! Another fantastic video from you! I'm going to borrow your idea to make up little bags of treats for my son to give out to his school friends with his Christmas cards this year. I'm sure the kids will love them!

Bee10 said...

Great and thanks will def give these a go
Barbara

Quinceyface said...

Oh Danny Boy you've done it again. Simple, clever and a great way to play. I now will make an advent tree to be UN decorated by the big day. Thanks for the idea, and the tutorial. Deanna

Pippa said...

What a great tutorial. I am going to make these for my granddaughter.Thanks so much for all the time you put into these videos.

Pippa

mrsspook said...

What a fab idea, they remind me of Jubblys!
I haven't got a paper crimper but I am going to start making them today (and order a crimper too).
I can even get my girls making these
June x

valerie said...

fantastic video thanks will definately give them a go

Val

Ali M said...

Cant get hold of hoards of matches boxes anywhere nearby to make one of those sort of advent calendars so I think Im going to give this a try..
no time this morning to watch the video but I shall pop in later..
thanks .
Ali

Sarah St. said...

Thanks Dan! Well done again!

That was really easy to follow, and well presented. I've seen other demo's of these sour cream containers, but none were so close up or easy to follow, so I thank you for that!

I think I like this idea for treats for school when the kids have a birthday- instead of using more expensive scrapbook paper I might try inexpensive colored copy paper. If they are going to rip them open anyway, might as well make it as cheaply as possible! And I can still print out the birthday announcement and attach it to the front.

Thanks again!!

Ruth said...

Great Dan, haven't used my paper crimper in years. Will definitely be making these, it will vindicate not throwing the crimper away!

Jimjams said...

First time I've looked at your videos Dan - VERY impressed at your creativity and generosity - THANK YOU for sharing.

Kris said...

This is terrific! I would never have thought to make these awesome little containers into an advent calendar...thanks so much for the great inspiration and directions.

Jane said...

Thank you Dan, love this idea, will be making some to put on the tree.

Bagpuss said...

Another fantastic idea! Great for kids party bags too this is an idea I will be using for gifts all year round!

Alix said...

gosh the simplest idea...and yet its stunning! TFS :)

crafty creations said...

Absolutely brilliant Dan - will definately be giving these a go

hugs Hilda

Corrina said...

Excellent again Dan, thank you
Corrina

Susan said...

Another brilliant video. So easy to follow.
I love the crimping idea on the containers.
I followed your wreath video and made my own wreath, thank you.

Jay said...

Wow, they're lovely. Something more for me to make!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan! I have been wondering how to make these. Again, you explain things so easily I think I can do it!
Laura

Heather "Hev" said...

Thankyou so much for an easy to follow and not a lot of gadgets tutorial :)

These look so much fun!!

Sarah said...

Wow Dan, they are fantastic. Thanks for the video tutorial, it was fantastic. I saw some similar a few days ago and wondered how they were made so a big thank you xx

Andrea said...

these look just brilliant Dan, will watch the video later as soooooo manic at moment, love your talent x

cal8007 said...

Fast and nifty, thanks Dan
Carmen

Sandra said...

Another brilliant video Dan, very easy and quick to make, yet more things on the too do list. Many thanks

Lesley said...

Another awesome video Dan.
I spent ages doing one of the match box advent calenders but I didn't really like it. Looks I will be doing these for the boys now LOL
Thanks again for sharing.

Christine said...

I have these with a Jellybean Prayer over at the Sure Cuts Alot forum

mrsspook said...

I managed to have a play yesterday morning even before I had breakfast.
I made 3 in no time at all.
I've told my daughters they are not getting a conventional advent calender this year.
I will suggest they make them for the school christmas fairs too.
June xx

Hazel7797 said...

Brilliant as ever Dan! Thanks a lot, such inspiration you give us.

Hazel xx

Kaz Scrapz said...

Another fabulous video tutorial thank you. These are such a brilliant idea (and best of all - so quick and simple to make - well at least you make it look quick and simple LOL).

Joy said...

Another fab ides and brilliant video Dan xx

craftytrog said...

Another brilliant video Dan, thanks! Think I will get the kids making these! :0)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Thanks Dan. Loving the videos :)

Here is my take on the project - I have made more than one!
http://sarahs-scrap-book.blogspot.com/2008/11/something-special.html

Jeanette S said...

Love this ideas. and love your blog, keep the creativity up Dan!!

Kat said...

What a great video, and cute idea.
Thanks so much for sharing that!

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