At Home With The Hinsons

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Monkey Hand Sanitizer

Remember all that nervous energy I was telling you about?
It was really going good and strong yesterday so I knew it was time for a crafty creation.
I've seen these super cute hand sanitizers out in the bloggy world.
With all the sickness going around I thought they'd make an adorable teacher's gift.
I had gathered my supplies earlier in the week.
I bought the $1.00 hand sanitizer bottle at the Piggly Wiggly.
Taking the labels off was a chore.
I used Goo Gone but found the best solution to be peeling them off really slow and then pulling off the extra stickiness with Scotch packing tape.

When it came time for decorating, I started with a squiggly rub on border I had on hand.
I was going for a layered look, not lame. ;>
Next I added a set of monkey stickers that James picked out.
His class is Mickle's Monkeys.

I added several ribbons to bring in extra color and texture.
This is the front...

and here's the back.
I couldn't have poor Ms. Mickle looking at an ugly bottle back all day! :D

Now it was time for my new friend to make her grand entrance.
Enter the Crop-a-dile.
Do you have one, and do you love it??
After putting this gal in my buggy several times, and then putting her back on the shelf it was time to add her to my arsenal of crafting supplies!
I used a chipboard tag, added an M sticker, and finished it off with an eyelet opening.
Could I have just used my regular hole punch?
Sure, but it wouldn't have been near as much fun!

Tada, here's my crafty creation born from a Mama who's been a ball of nerves.
I hope Ms. Mickle likes it, because I had so much fun making it!
When I showed it to Andy he kindly smiled and said, how many hours did it take you to make that??
Once I explained that it was more about the therapy that it provided he understood that I just needed a creative escape.
Although next time he suggests that I spend my therapy time cleaning the floors...
GROSS, then I wouldn't have an adorable project smiling back at me! ;>
Really even thought he doesn't get it, he's such a supportive man.

Since I had a couple of stickers left over from my project I decided to coordinate the gift with the gift bag.
It's a problem I know, I love gift wrap!

So, here's my recommendation...
if your looking to kill germs, spend a tiny bit of money, make a crafty creation and give a cute gift, this is the project for you!
God's blessings on your weekend, Sarah :D


Allison said...

Ok sister, this is my new inspiration for my baby room. I want monkeys just like in these stickers on my walls. Can you please tell me where I can locate these??? Please keep brainstorming on the quilt!! Love Ya!!:)

Bella's Bowtique said...

Adorable blog!!! Thank you for entering my giveaway being hosted on Karla's blog. :) I am following your blog now!


BrownBag*Boutique said...

I love this idea! I'm a recreational therapist in a school with emotionally disturbed children and I like to get the teachers a little something for Christmas - you know a "thanks for all you do" kinda gift. This will be perfect!! I have been on the fence about a crop a dile also. It has been in my cart more than needs to be known and after reading your post I think I will make one mine. I love your blog and will definitely keep checking back.

Tammy@InStitches said...

ohmygosh, that is too cute. I'm going to have a monkey party sometime. You have to include this !

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Pretty fun - my son would love to use it!

Miss G said...

I am a teacher and I have to say that I would DEFINITELY give this the teacher seal of approval for a GREAT teacher gift! So fun! Great job. Kelly

Lolli said...

Adorable! Yes, great teacher gift!

Stephanie @ and noah makes five said...

This is fantastic! I am sooooo going to try this for teacher's Christmas gifts. Wonderful! I want to make some for my office as well. Great job!

Ashley said...

Love this!!! So adorable and it looks like somthing even I could do!!!

Beth McC. said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I LOVE IT!

Your blog is adorable!! I LOVE IT! Consider me your newest follower

Happy Friday!

Amber said...

That is REALLY cute! I may have to make some of those as gifts for my family next Christmas. Never too early to start plannig :)

Angela said...

LOOOOVE IT! Cute stuff! :)

Holly said...

This is adorable! I love the matching gift bag! :D

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