Tutorial: For Sniffles & Swabs



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Ok, so now that I’ve unveiled my awesome Dude & Chick Survival Kits, it’s time to show you how I made some of the components!

Most of the items were packaged in small cello bags, and closed with a sticker that tells you what the items are. For the cotton swabs and facial tissues, though, I needed to create a “holder” for them.  Note:  I did both of these projects with my Xyron sticker maker, but you could easily do this with the adhesive of your choice—spray adhesive would work great for this project!

For the cotton swab holders, you’ll need cardstock and adhesive of your choice.

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I started by folding the bottom of the cardstock up to make the packet the cotton swabs will go in.

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Next, I cut the paper to size—really, I did this by sight and not by exact measurements.  I wanted a packet to hold five swabs, so I just cut what I thought would work. 

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Miscellaneous 025  The next step was cutting strips that I used to hold my packet closed.  Again, no exact measurements on these.  I cut enough strips so I could have two for each packet.

Run them through the Xyron…

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And you’re ready to stick!  I put one strip across the front, the flipped the packets over and folded them down to keep the sides closed.

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Eh voila!  A cotton swab holder. 

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Fold the top down, attach your label, and you have a completed packet. 

For the facial tissue packets, you’ll need cardstock and a label or sticker to close the packet.  These are quite easy.

Fold the cardstock around the tissue, so you have approximately the right size.  Cut accordingly.

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Score your folds so that they are nice and crisp.  Center your tissues in the middle of the packet, fold the top down, and attach your label.  Tada!  A tissue packet!

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And when they’re all done, they look like this:

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Happy Crafting!



Filed under Gifts, How-To

3 responses to “Tutorial: For Sniffles & Swabs

  1. Jill

    Those are so cute! What a great idea and fun gift for the girls and guys!

  2. These turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to. I’ll be linking to this.

  3. Great tutorial. They turned out so nice 🙂

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