Friday, December 3, 2010

Make your own Bon Bons with Be a Fun Mum  this blog came about because I wanted to make my own bon bons- because I hate the fact that you go thru all the fanfare of pulling a bonbon - it even gives you an explosion- and then you get some silly throw away plastic nonsense, and that makes me sad. 
My craft abilities.. are in infancy, so I consulted another mum expert- Kelly from Be a Fun Mum. She is best known for her world famous blog- check it out and you will see why its so popular- its real, funny, sad, practical, helpful and joyful. She provides a new appreciation of motherhood- and I love her blog. We hope this will be the beginning of some very
cool guest blogging in the future- xxngaire
So over to Kelly>

Say goodbye to tacky plastic Bon Bon favours. Making your own Bon Bons is easy.  Like really easy.  And I’m not just saying that.  Let me show you how.
You will need:
Craft knife
Craft Board
Bon Bon Rolls (or use an empty paper towel roll)
Cracker String (available from Spotlight)
Favours of choice
Joke Template
Scrapbooking 12” 150 gsm paper (each sheet makes 2 bon-bons)
Make you own party hats if desired.  Tutorial here.

1.       Turn the paper wrong side up and lay the roll in the middle.  Draw a line either side of the roll.

2.       Draw another line each side 4cm apart from the original line.

3.       Using a craft knife and board, cut lines, approximately 1 cm apart between the lines.  This DOES not have to be perfect.

4.       As you can see from the picture (4), my lines are rough.
5.       Fill roll with favours and place tape over the end to ensure the contents don’t fall out.
6.       Place cracker along the roll.
7.       Wrap paper around roll and fasten with tape.
8.       Tie a ribbon around each end.
9.       Done!

Kelly Burstow writes at Be A Fun Mum.  The Be A Fun Mum Blog is all about reclaiming the joy of motherhood in a fast-paced world. It’s about loving the little moments which are like pieces of a puzzle, together creating a beautiful masterpiece.  Kelly lives in Queensland with her husband, four children and far too many guinea pigs.


Busy Brissy Mum said...

Kelly, this is a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing it.

Jelly Bean Books said...

I'm feeling inspired - thanks so much Kelly! ~ Christine

Be A Fun Mum said...

I'm glad girls! And trust me when I say it's easy. If you use the sort of paper I did and cut the lines where the ribbon will go, you will get perfect results everytime. Oh, and there is SUCH beautiful paper designs around. Oh my!

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