Monday, July 20, 2015

It's a start....maybe

I've got about two more weeks to go before we do the craft show we do every August. I haven't made anything all year long.
Saturday I made my first new item.

I took one of these


And made it in to this


Each space will hold a piece of candy instead of pills. My original plan was to put Hershey Miniatures in them but if it's going to be really hot out they would end up melting. I suppose I can always keep the chocolate in a cooler and fill it at the time of purchase.

My one problem however is that the paper is peeling off rather easily. I sanded the plastic before I glued the paper on to give the glue a little more gripping power but I don't know if it was enough. I hate to sell something that is going to fall apart on someone. I used Elmer's school glue on them. Any glue experts out there have any suggestions?

13 comments:

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I am in charge of filling up the monthly pill slots for both Arlynda and her mother, and this has given me an idea.

Duni said...

Cute idea, Ann :) Good luck with all the show prep. I mostly work with textile glue, so unfortunately I don't know what would make paper stick to plastic better.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Great job Ann! I wonder if Mod Podge would help you out...if you painted OVER the letters??

Out on the prairie said...

Gorilla glue for wood

Grace said...

A little googling produced: Tacky glue or contact cement glue.

Christine said...

Wow! Great idea! I had no clue as to how you could use a pill box for a craft show sale! Love it!

Sandee said...

Well there is a novel idea. Really cute.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

BeadedTail said...

How do you think of those things? The chocolate idea would be great for fall shows but yep, melting is an issue in the summer. How about pieces of hard candy instead?

Marg said...

I hope you figure the glue out. That is a really cute idea. I know nothing about glue. You will figure it out.

Ida said...

That's a fun and clever idea.

Reeni Pisano said...

These are so creative and CUTE! Maybe you can use hard candies instead? As for glue sorry I'm clueless.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Cute idea! Did you ask at the craft store for glue suggestions?

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Cute idea Ann! Do you have any Glossy Accents? I find it sticks to most everything and on the plus side you can use it as a resin like coating too. Hope you find something that will keep it stuck together.

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