I thought it would be fun to make some for her as her birthday was coming up. She loves Star Wars so I decided to do her stickers in a Star Wars theme. I printed them up, punched them out, and put them on the bottom of two pounds of Kisses (I made enough she could share with friends if she wanted). Here are what a few of them looked like.
I also had a few that had her name on them, her age (she turned 12), crossed light sabers, happy birthday, and the words "In a galaxy far far away" in a Star Wars font.
After I had all of these little pieces of candy, I had to figure out how I was going to give them to her. I eyed that empty cardboard tube in the corner. You know, the one left over from Christmas wrapping that somehow got overlooked when the trash went out. Really, I was just saving it for some emergency. Yeah, I'll stick with that.
I cut out a square of paper and taped it over the end of the tube and started letting the Kisses slide down the side of the tube. Remarkably, two pounds of Kisses filled the tube perfectly. I taped paper down on the other side of the tube to keep it all together.
Now, a way to wrap the tube. I wanted to do something special. Something with style. It was long and round like a...... light saber. Yes! A light saber. I could see it in my head. I quickly scrounged the lime green tissue paper complete with bits of glitter along with a sheet of light gray card stock (tissue paper seen above).
I began wrapping the tissue paper around the tube securing it with tape. I completely covered the tube.
Now, for the handle. I wrapped the card stock around the bottom using the entire length of the piece. It looked a bit plain at this stage.
I turned to my husband who was intrigued with my creation of a light saber and began to ask "Do you know where you light...." That was all I got out before he came running back into the room wielding his light saber like a 12 year old. (I married a nerd, but I knew that going in to the relationship.)
I used the handle of his light saber to draw lines around the card stock with a sharpie. I didn't need perfection, just the illusion. I think it worked.
Here is the hubby demonstrating the final wrapped piece. I think he was more excited on how it turned out than I was.
How did my niece like it? Here is a shot just before she opened it.
She was excited about opening it, but didn't want to mess up the paper. Note her shirt, it has the Millennium Falcon on it. Told you she really likes Star Wars.
Happy birthday to the best niece ever!
My husband insists that I admit I am just as nerdy as he is.
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