Friday, February 18, 2011

Frugal Friday - Daily Dose of Candy

This week's Frugal Friday item is this clear, plastic bottle from my local craft store for 67 cents. I found them on the aisle with colored sand crafts.


I put my hand in the photo so you can see the size relationship. They are about the size of a large pill bottle, and although they appear like a round cylindrical shape, then are more oval therefore looking more like the pill bottle I had in mind.



Then I went on the hunt to find small round or flat candies that looked like pills. Aside from those mini M&M's the best I could find were these Sixlets at WalMart. I think they look more like mini gumballs. I would have preferred M&M's but they only had the primary colors and I wanted more Spring colors. One bag of Sixlets cost $2.68 and filled these five bottles perfectly.



I wanted to make a label that looked like something on a pill bottle, or perhaps in an old-fashioned candy store, so I pulled out my "Tasty Treats" stamp set (D1427) from Close To My Heart and stamped five different colored labels and cut each one out.

(Too bad I couldn't figure out how to add to the label: Take two, twenty times daily.)



Using CMTH's Bonding Memories glue, I stuck the labels to the candy bottles, added some coordinating ribbon and now I have some cute little gifts to give out to my Cards & More Club girls tonight.




Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Friday making something creative with cheap stuff!





4 comments:

  1. You could use your dymo label maker to add the "prescription". Maybe they have pastel colored tape?? Cute idea!

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  2. Very cute! Sixlets use to be my favorite penny candy when I was a little girl!

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  3. That is so cute! I'm going to make that for my little brother tonight.

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  4. I love being a Cards and More member....such 'sweet' rewards.

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