Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tubes of Magic Reindeer Food

I am still preparing for this Saturday's Craft Fair at Paddock Elementary School, 225 Washington St. Palatine, IL next to Kinsch's Floral Shop. The show is open 9:30 am to 1:00 pm stop by and see me if you can.

One of the things I will be selling is tubes of Magic Reindeer Food. I met an elf who gave me the scientific formula for Reindeer Food so I decided to package it in a scientific package - Test tubes. I have a supply from son's  Mad Scientist Birthday Party last year.

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I found the verbiage of several websites, none of which I thought to write down so thanks to EVERYONE who has ever packaged Reindeer Food.

The tag was made using a label set I got from the Silhouette Online Store. The words didn't fit properly so I altered the tag by adding a box over the tag and welding the shapes together. I added the hole behind the reindeer to the tag on the silhouette. I created a 1-3/8" circle on the Silhouette to use as a template for placement of the punched circles. I used a 1-1/4" punch on the reindeer and a 1-3/8" punch for the reindeer's mat.

The bit of greenery at the bottom of the tags were hand drawn. My son picked out which reindeer we used for this project. I think he picked well - kind of classy. There is exactly 4" of twine holding the tag on the tube. Well holding it in the tube. The ends of the twine are inside the tube being held in by the cork.

My son helped fill the tubes and some of his tubes looked a little low. When I asked about it he said he was concerned that we wouldn't have enough supply. I showed him there was more food and the tubes could be filled he confessed that he wanted it for OUR house. I love that he still believes.

I used a small bucket to display the test tubes. The bottom of the bucket is filled with shredded paper so the tags and tubes would be visible. So how do you like it?

Would you pick up a bit of magic at a craft fair if the price were right? BTW I wonder what the right price would be?

Happy Crafting,


teryl said...

Great idea! TFS

Ginny Gaura said...

Good to see you doing a craft fair! You really have great products!