On Monday I mentioned that I had made some lip gloss over the weekend. It is SUPER SIMPLE! But SUPER MESSY!!! I got the recipe (Vaseline and Kool-aid) from HERE. But I did something wrong because mine looks NOTHING like Jill Dubien's! So I won't even bother to tell you how to do it, she gives great instructions... but you have to follow them! I don't know why, but I always want to skip the actual instructions and speed things up....like I added the Kool-aid before the Vaseline was melted! WRONG!! AND, I also bought the store brand, maybe that was part of the problem???
Anyway, anyway. Mine taste like cherry, it just isn't a pretty pink color. And I'm thinking that really isn't a bad thing either because this way I can give it to guys and they won't be put off by the pink. And, since I put it in metal tins instead of clear, it really doesn't matter. OH! Here it is, I almost forgot!
She provides a free printable. I used it but I will probably make my own, less cutesy one for guys. I printed the labels onto 8.5"x11" label paper. I LOVE THE STUFF!!! I collect it! I have as many colors as I can find... well, at least colors that I think I might use. Which brings me to the packaging....I use kraft color label paper there....
I made the box from a die that I have. There are tons of box templates "out there"... but, maybe I will make pre-cut, pre-scored boxes available in my store. I sold them AGES ago when I sold Stampin'Up! but when they started selling boxes I lost the business so I have TONS of dies just sitting there!
What I did:
1. Cut a 1/4" strip of Kraft label paper and stuck it down to the bottom of the box, while it was still flat
2. Used the "bird on a wire" boarder punch (Martha Stewart, I think) all the way across the 8.5" width of the kraft paper.
3. Cut that into a strip
4. Stuck it down onto the flat box leaving a gap of color above the last strip
5. Glued the box together and added the little banner (from THIS KIT by Cecelia Louie)
6. When I stuck the of birds down there were a couple hanging off the edge so I trimmed those off and added on to my little banner.
7. Tied it closed with bakers twine. DONE!
I will be making enough boxes today for all the lip gloss tins I made this weekend so that I can keep them in my car and give them out to servers, or friends, or whoever.
OH! I forgot, I did seal the tin so that it is a little less obvious that it is homemade.