Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gobblin' Gus

 
When Danni at Silo Hill Farms made caramel corn, she placed it in the cutest polka dot container!  (She is a total genius with containers.  Check out this Spooky Tool Box !)
 
So when I made  her recipe with my twist it HAD to have a fun container.     
 
 
Meet Gus.  Gobblin' Gus!  I love his wacky teeth! 

 
Gus began with a clean container that used to hold organic coconut oil.  There is a sandwich bag taped around the top and then tucked inside the plastic jar to ensure NO PAINT is accidentally sprayed inside.
 
 
Packing tape secures the sandwich bag tucked inside the jar.


 
Next, round stickers were placed for eyes.  Torn address labels were used for his teeth.  For some reason, I really wanted Gus to have crazy teeth.

 
Next a couple coats of purple spray paint were applied to the jar and gray was applied to the lid.

 
Using a black paint pen, his eyes and mouth were outlined and his eyebrows and nose were drawn!

 
Googly eyes were attached using scrap book adhesive dots.
 
 
Gus was filled with The Best Caramel Corn Recipe EVER!

 
I love how the caramel corn looks kind of like brains and that his teeth are all sorts of goofy!

 
Adding plastic wrap and a gift tag, Gobblin' Gus was a welcome gift for new neighbors!  They loved him and the caramel corn! 
 
I think the same idea could be used for all kinds of fun containers!  What would you make with a clear container and some spray paint? 
 
I'd love to hear all about it!  -Marci
 

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I have to say, your tip about the plastic bag in the center is genius! I'll be using that from now on! I love that you can see through the eyes and the teeth as well as part of the top! This was a great project and I learned some things from you!

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    1. Hi, Danni! Thank you for your kind words. You are such an inspiration. I love how you re-purpose so many items into something I would never consider! I love your blog! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. I LOVE Gobblin Gus! What a cute craft. You could paint it white for a ghost too. I painted some plastic wine glasses with paint pens a few nights ago with ghosts on them.

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    1. Thank you, Holli! Isn't Gus funny? I love the idea of doing something with wine glasses! How cool is that?! -Marci

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  3. Gus is so cute! And I gotta agree, Danni's recipe for caramel corn is the greatest ever.

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    1. Hello, Sandra! Thank you for stopping by! You are right about Danni's recipe! It is wonderful! -Marci

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  4. Gus made me smile. I love how you've done his teeth. A good way to re-cycle a jar and have some goodies to eat as well. win win!

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    1. Hi, there! Gus was so much fun to create! I'm glad he brought you a smile! -Marci

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  5. This is so adorable! I love the idea and will have to make it sometime :) I am now following you and I look forward to future visits. Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  6. Very cute, Marci! Great idea to get a decoration and candy holder all in one.

    Thanks for linking this up to The Creative Home & Garden hop! : )

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  7. What a super cute idea, thanks for sharing :) cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  8. So cute! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-30.html

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  9. WOW he is so cute! And what a great idea to use the stickers! Thanks for sharing on We Made That Wednesday!

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  10. I'm all for up cycling! Cute! visiting thru Katherine's Corner party.

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  11. oh this is just the most adorable thing I have seen all day! This gobblin gus would make anyone smile and cheer them up! I will have to make one so thanks for the tute!!

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  12. Awww... I remember Gus :) He is so cute, Marci! Thank you so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration! Your participation is a sweet blessing. Hugs!

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  13. What a nifty craft! Thank you for sharing Marci :) mari

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  14. What a cheeky chappie - and useful to boot. A rare combination! Thanks for the tip.

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  15. Gus is so silly. Great job on his face. Now I'm trying to think if I have any containers I can use to my own.

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  16. Marci, this is great! What a fun way to repurpose the container. Pinning.

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