Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY Grinch Pills (aka: green tic tacs)

It's that time of year again! Everyone is Christmas shopping and trying to come up with the perfect gift! These Grinch Pills make great gifts for kids, husbands, coworkers or anyone else you can think of!
On my previous blog, these grinch pills made their way onto Pinterest and became a big hit, resulting in 237 comments! So I thought I'd repost them here with a little update on how to make them yourselves!
Things you'll need: green cardstock, white cardstock, Tim Holtz green distressing ink, ribbon, tic tacs
I'm sorry I don't have more detailed pics on this tutorial.
1. Use the template below to cut out your cardstock. You should be able to even run your cardstock through the printer to print the template. If you're not sure about sizing this, measure your tic tac box and size it to the height of the tic tac box.
2. Next, print out the image below. To size this, just make it about 1/4 inch shorter in height than you printed the template above.
3. If you wish to have the green "furry" edges on the outside of the poem, use the Tim Holtz green distressing inks. Just take a makeup sponge and swipe the edges of the paper.
4. Use adhesive to adhere the image to the front side of the tic tac template.
5. Use glue dots or fabri-tac glue or something equally strong to adhere the tic tac box to the inside of the template.
6. Now, just finish it off with some cute red ribbon!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found this tutorial helpful and I hope you prevent many people from being grinch-y this season!
As always, if you make some of these, I'd love to see them! Feel free to send me a picture or a link!

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  1. How cute! I would love to invite you to link up to Fall Into the Holidays-

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  2. This is such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing it. I'm pinning it to my Christmas board.

  3. This is adorable! I am pinning!

    Visiting from the Sundae Scoop Party!


  4. Thank you so much. My 13 year old daughter and I had lots of fun shopping for card stock paper and ribbon at Jo-Ann's today. Season's Greetings to you and yours!

  5. love these - i know someone (my hubby) that will be getting a batch....

  6. Thank you again. I still love these.

  7. Thanks for sharing! I have featured you on my grinch treats roundup.

  8. Can anyone tell me how i can re size the template before i print?

  9. How do you adhere the box of tic tacs to the cardstock so it doesn't slip out?

    1. Yes I think I used hot glue or something similar.

  10. Is there a specific link to print the grinch picture? and the template?
    When I try to print from you blog, it just prints all the pages, and doesnt really help me.

    1. Have you tried right clicking on the image to save it? Then import it into a program like Microsoft Word or something and print from there...

  11. This is totally awesome!! So very clever I love it.

  12. This is too cute and so clever! LOVE it!

  13. Very-very CUTE! Respect! Brilliant idea! ;) Where can I shop one of theese? I need it! Thx! ;)


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