Are you looking for oatmeal container crafts? If so, I have a quick and simple Christmas gift container that I want to share with you. This package is perfect for giving homemade cookies, caramel corn, candies, or other sweet treats to friends and family.
In my house, we eat A LOT of oatmeal. I have a tendency to horde the empty containers. It just doesn’t seem right to throw them in the trash or recycling bin. Do you feel the same way? If you have your own stash of oatmeal containers, this post is for you!
First, the supplies…
Here’s what you will need for this Santa Claus Christmas gift container:
- oatmeal container
- spray adhesive (I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive)
- permanent adhesive tape runner (I used my Scotch ATG tape runner)
- paper trimmer (I have an inexpensive Fiskars trimmer)
- 12×12 sheet of red and black cardstock
- one sheet of yellow or gold cardstock
- white felt sheet (or white cardstock)
- black buttons
- red Christmas bow
Now, for the instructions:
STEP ONE: Cut the Cardstock and Felt
I believe that the container I used for this project is smaller than a lot of popular brands (such as Quaker). As such, you will need to cut the cardstock and felt based on the dimensions of your oatmeal container.
Red Cardstock: Use a ruler to measure the height of your oatmeal container. My oatmeal container was 5.75″ tall. It had a metal lip on the top and bottom of the container, which I did NOT include in the measurements. Based on the height measurements, use the paper trimmer to cut the sheet of red cardstock. After cutting, wrap it around your container to verify the fit. Even though my sheet was 12″ long, it was too short to wrap entirely around the container. I was left with a gap of approximately 1″. This is ok – the gap will eventually be covered by the white strip.
White Felt (or Cardstock): Cut a strip from the white felt. I cut mine 1.5″ wide x 5.75″ tall. Make adjustments to your measurements based on the size of your oatmeal container. If you have a bigger gap than I did, you will need to cut a wider strip. My paper trimmer was not able to cut all the way through the felt. Therefore, I used it to make a scoring line, and then grabbed my scissors to make the final cut.
Yellow Cardstock: For my belt buckle, I cut a 2.5″ x 2″ rectangle from the yellow cardstock. If you cut a larger strip from white than I did, then you may need to cut a bigger rectangle for the buckle.
Black Cardstock: To create the belt, cut two strips from the black cardstock: a 1″ x 12″ strip and a 1″ x 1.5″ rectangle. Then use your tape runner to adhere the small black rectangle to the center of the yellow buckle.
STEP TWO: Prepare the Oatmeal Container
I removed the label from my oatmeal container. If your label is easy to remove, go ahead and take it off. Working in a well-ventilated area, thoroughly cover the outside of your container with the spray adhesive. Next, carefully adhere the red cardstock to the container.
STEP THREE: Add the Accessories
Belt: Use the tape runner to place the black cardstock strip around the container. I placed mine approximately 0.75″ from the base of my oatmeal container.
White Felt: Adhere the felt strip to the front of the container. As a side note, my felt was a little transparent, so before adhering, I used the spray adhesive to add a white background to it – this way the gap and red cardstock did not show through to the front.
Belt Buckle: Adhere the belt buckle to the front of the white felt strip. Make sure the belt on the Santa suit lines up with belt on the buckle.
Button: Adhere the buttons to the felt white strip.
Add a bow to the lid and that’s it! Hopefully my instructions made sense. Refer to the picture or leave me a comment below if you have any questions.
If You Like This Christmas Gift Container…
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For other quick and easy holiday crafts to make and give, check out my Christmas Pinterest board or visit the crafting section of this site.
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