My Mom likes to say "Everything comes out in the wash."
Most stains and spills do come clean when soaked and washed. However, we all know that she really means don't sweat the small stuff. When something [minor] happens that you don't think is fair, this is a good reminder that things usually turn out well in the end.
I used this idiom as inspiration for my Washi-embellished altered candy tube. This project is both practical and pretty. It's a perfect gift for the college student who, upon occasion or necessity, does his or her laundry. [Oh, daughter, dear--hope you're reading this!]
This is what you need: m&m's candy tube, assorted Washi tape, adhesive remover, twine, circle punch, paint chips or cardstock, Mod Podge & brush, stamp and ink pad. And, a roll of quarters.
First, remove wrapper and clean leftover adhesive.
Next, cover the tube with your favorite Washi tape!
Punch a circle from paint chip or cardstock and adhere to tube lid.
Brush on one coat of Mod Podge. Let dry.
Stamp image on lid. Add twine, attaching it under hinge.
Print out "It all comes out in the wash!" onto cardstock,
and adhere to tag. Trim tage with Washi tape. Tie to twine.
Place a dozen detergent tabs into a cellophane bag.
Cover quarter roll with Washi tape and twine.
Optional: If, by chance you eat all the candy yourself [don't judge me],
then replace the candy with the quarters.
And that's it! I'm sure there are many ways to alter this candy tube. In fact, I'm heading over to Pinterest now to pin a few. Want to join me?
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