Friday, June 3, 2011

Dad You Are Dynamite!! Gift and Card with Tutorial

My dad is going to get a variety of hand made items for Father's Day, because I had to make this.  I saw some little dynamite sticks of candy over at http://alliemakes.blogspot.com/ that she made for a teacher's gift.  From her sticks, I came up with this idea to make a TNT box and make a Father's Day gift.  I love how this turned out and I know my dad is going to love it.  I also made a matching card to go with it.

For the card, I used the Stand and Salute Cartridge to weld a rocket together and then I cut it to become a dynamite stick.  I added faux stitching, some yellow glitter and I used Batman Font for the letters on the front.
Here are some more pictures of the box.

To make this, I began with a box from Hobby Lobby and I used a screw driver to remove the hinges and the lid.

Next, I painted the base white and then I used a piece of scotch tape to mark off a stripe around the box.

Once the stripe was made, I used red paint to cover the box and then removed the tape so I would have a white stripe in the center.

Now, I was ready to decorate the box.  I used the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge to cut TNT out of black vinyl and put on both sides of the box.  Then, I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for the shape on the front and the Batman Cartridge with black vinyl to cut the sentiment.  I finally added some black faux stitch lines around the edges.  This was hot glued to the front of the box. 
Now, I added some white shredded paper to the inside of the box and started making my dynamite sticks.  To make the sticks, you will need red paper, white craft cord and rolos candy.  I taped the cord to the side and top of the rolos and then wrapped them in the red paper.  I then used a small amount of hot glue to secure the paper together so it made a tube around the candy.  Then, I simply folded in the top and bottom of the paper around the candy and secured it with a small dot of glue.

After I had all six dynamite sticks finished, I secured three of them together and used the craft cord to wrap them together on each end.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Cutter Room: Father's Day Gift and Card: http://www.creativecutter.org/
Crazy about Cricut: Thankful Thursday Man or Boy Project: http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Decorate to Celebrate: Father's Day Decorations: http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/
The Paper Variety: All About the Guys: http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com/2011/06/for-guys.html

25 comments:

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

Oh gosh, Jean that project is Dymamite! (Sorry couldn't resist). What a great idea-he will love this for sure. Thanks for the great tutorial too!

cricaholic said...

This is the CUTEST gift!!!thanks for the info.

shersl84bed said...

This is great. Love it.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Jean, this is so super fun! Great project! Thanks so much for joining us over at CCR! DT Member Carri :)

Running Turtle said...

Gosh, how adorable is that!! I love the Dynomite sticks... You must have had a "blast" making those!!! Hahahaha
TinaB

DtsArt said...

oh super duper cute Jean

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, I love it!!! Great gift idea!

Shelly said...

That's AMAZING! I love it!

TX Scrapper Mom said...

Jean, you always have the most unique ideas!

Love That Bug said...

Jean,
This is such a great idea, very creative.
Your dad is going to love it
Hugs
Stacy

Natasha said...

Awesome project. TFS

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

how freaking cute. I know you are one of my guest designers but you should link this on the new blog for fathers day decoration too cute not to share. hugs

Jessica said...

Wow...that took some creative genius right there. I love that. I might have to try that for my honey from the kids. The only thing I would do different is make the dynamite sprees and smarties since my DH doesn't like to much chocolate....LOL!
LOVE IT TO PIECES!

Crafting Misfit said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Thanks for joining Decorate to Celebrate this week!

Sherrie K. said...

Very creative~great gift idea!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Gramjak said...

My Dad LOVES Rolos so this is a perfect gift idea! Clever and soooo cute!

Amy said...

Jean, this is AMAZING!! What a WONDERFULLY creative idea and an AWESOME tutorial!! :)

Thanks so much for linking up at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Lisa R. said...

Great creative idea! Love it.

Tracey said...

What a fabulous project.........so creative, love it!
Thankyou so much for linking your project to "Decorate to Celebate" and supporting Rhonda and Amy!

Suzy said...

Really cool project Jean! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety ;)

greenbean said...

are you kidding?...too flipping cute!...

Jessica said...

HI JEAN!
Hopped over from DTC. Already a follower.
:O)
Jessica
jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

My gosh, this is so creative and unique! I absolutely love it!! What an awesome gift idea :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

well I be.... awesome crafty idea!! This is WHY we have blog hops.. so people (like me) can get inspiration and you have inspired me to look outside the box.. (so to say..lol) new follower and love you have e-mail. here from decorate to celebrate! can't wait to see more!
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I love what it says. It's a cute thing to say to your father.