Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holly Jolly Pumpkin Spice

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Todays project was inspired by something completely practical! I bought this huge box of 1000 toothpicks a few weeks ago. The box they came in was terrible. Everytime I or my fiancee went to grab a toothpick out of the box the box would fall apart leaving a huge mess of toothpicks all over the counter. On Thanksgiving day I had my fill of the exploding toothpick box! I had 10 friends and family over for Thanksgiving dinner and I didn't have time to deal with playing 1000 toothpick pickup sticks! So I knew exactly what I was going to make come Saturday!

So I made a little toothpick holder with the Echo Park Holly Jolly collection,
Holly Jolly Chipboard and The Twinery Twine in Peapod!  Love this paper!

I used my tall dispenser box. If you have my dispenser box and would like to make this toothpick holder all you need to do is highlight all pieces of the tall box and size down keeping porportions. You want the largest piece to measure 8.25"w. I put all the pieces ontop of the largest piece then checked the "keep porportions" box then manually input 8.25 in the width box. This was the perfect size. I put the whole box of 1000 toothpicks inside the dispenser, but you could put at least 2 boxes of 1000 inside. There is a ton of room in the dispenser! If you would like to purchase the dispenser you can find it in the left sidebar!

If I can inspire just one person today I have done my job!
XOXO SugarGem


  1. Genius project, Lenae! Now you will need to make another for every season :)

  2. Such a cute idea! And thanks for the tip on how to scale down the measurements as needed. :-)

  3. Wonderful idea.This is the kind of craft that will make you smile every time you reach for a toothpick :)