Give Extra, Get Extra

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Who likes to get things? I do! I love when a friend sees something that reminds them of me, or something we've done and grabs it for me. But you know what I love even more than that? Giving!

I love finding little things that remind me of a friend of family member and grabbing it for them. Maybe it is something simple like a Daryl Dixon t-shirt for my sister, or making coffee mugs for my friends, I am always on the lookout for something fun to give.

So I decided that I wanted to Give Extra, Get Extra!

Give Extra Get Extra

I ran down to Walgreens and got some gum for me and one to giveaway. I grabbed two kinds:

  • Extra® Gum Spearmint

  • Extra® Gum Polar Ice®

Both are kinds I already love and are classics, so I know my giveaway winner will feel the same! And I grabbed Extra because of the new Extra® 35-Stick pack. Who doesn't love a bigger pack of gum? Another thing is that it now comes in a super durable recycled package which makes it easier to carry and share with a friend, keep in the car, or in your desk at work.

I also wanted to make something that my winner will love too!

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So I ran to the fabric store and grabbed a couple of fat quarters. I felt like I had this genius idea to make a carrying case for my gum.


I started out grabbing some lining and cutting my fabric to fit the lining.


And make sure the "good sides" of your fabric are facing each other. So you are looking at both of the "outsides" of the material.


Then I pinned some ribbon on the inside that will make a handle on the outside. Does that even make sense?


Then I sewed a line all the way around the edge of my material/liner.


Make sure you leave a small space to push the material through so it is right facing.


Then I folded up the bottom to make a pocket. I pinned it and then again sewed all the way around the edge to hold it together.


Now it is all together!


Give it a nice little iron to straighten it all out. I also used a piece of iron on Velcro to give it a way to latch together.


And Voila! You have yourself a fun little gum holder that can slide right on to the strap of your purse, or your gym bag, or your summer tote!

The possibilities are endless what you can do with your Extra® Gum Spearmint! So who are you going to share yours with?

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