As I promised earlier today on this post that included my Imaginisce Animal Crackers Release Party project, I am posting this tutorial so you can create your own Microwave Popcorn Slider like the one I used in my Movie Night gift set. Don't forget that the Imaginisce Animal Crackers Release Party is going on today through Thursday over at the Imaginisce blog, be sure to stop by every day this week for a chance to win some really awesome prizes!
This tutorial is also availabe for download in PDF form! Click here to download the document.
3/16 hole punch
Border Punch (I used the EK Success Bracket Edger)
Pencil and Eraser
Eyelet Tool (Crop A Dile)
Bag of Microwave Popcorn
24 inches of ribbon
6 x 11 inch piece of white cardstock
5 ¾ inch by 11 inch piece of patterned paper
2- 3/16 eyelets
Products I Used for This Tutorial:
Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Chipboard and Ribbon by Imaginisce “Animal Crackers” Collection
Step 1: Using your scoreboard, score both your cardstock and your patterned paper at the following: 1 ½, 2, 6 ¼ and 6 ¾ inches
Step 2: Border punch both longs sides of your patterned paper.
Step 3: Carefully line up your score marks and adhere patterned paper to cardstock.
Step 4: With a centering ruler find the center between the 2 inch and 6 ¼ inch score marks. Make a make small pencil mark there. Then using your ruler and find the center between the 6 ¾ inch score mark and the end of the paper and mark it with the pencil.
Step 5: Punch a 3/16 inch hold and attach eyelet. Then fold paper at score marks and adhere together as shown below. Erase pencil marks if needed.
Step 6: Thread ribbon from outside slider as shown.
Step 7: Continue to thread ribbon across slider and through second eyelet hole as shown.
Step 8 continued: The loop as pictured above at the bottom of the slider is what will hold the popcorn package inside the slider.
Step 9: Pull the ribbon up tight enough to hold the package inside the slider, ensuring the entire package is inside the slider. Cut extra ribbon from bow tails.
Step 10: Embellish slider as desired.
These sliders are great on their own to give as an inexpensive but thoughtful gift... but they are even better if you add them to an entire "Movie Night" gift set like you saw in my last post.