Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Homemade With Holiday Cheer

Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, we've baked up batches of Chex cereal mix for hubby to share with his friends at work. But because of our situation this year, I mentioned that I might not have the time to decorate the bottles like I usually do. He simply shrugged his shoulders, "That's okay" he said, "They don't care what it looks like on the outside, they just want what's inside." Uh...typical male response? Honestly though, I truly believe he was trying to sound supportive... maybe just the wrong choice of words?
Even so, I was determined to create a label for the bottles, even if was a simple one. I was lucky enough to make it home for a few hours on some weekends to quickly design and print up the labels and cut the pieces for this peeking snowman from Treasure Box Designs. As with our Christmas cards, I took all the pieces with me and glued and assembled after my parents were asleep. Got 30 of these bottles decorated and ready for giving on time!

By the middle of the month, mom was doing so well that I even had time to put these little babies together. I wasn't able to do any Christmas shopping so nearly everyone on our gift list got gift cards this year. But I still wanted to have some cute way of presenting those gift cards...then when I spied this adorable Santa Patio Paver Box over at My Scrap Chick, I thought it might be perfect for what I had in mind.
Really liked how these turned out! I love the unusual shape of this box, and they were so much fun to put together that I didn't even mind having to make 12 of these cuties.
Here's a shot of the inside of the box. The depth of these boxes is over 1-1/4 inches, so there's plenty of room to add in lots of goodies.

Okay, so since I enjoyed making all the Santa boxes so much, I decided to try a couple more...
Here's the Penguin...
...and the Gingerbread Cooky...
...and here they are all together!
I had three gift cards for my sil's family so I thought it would be cute to put them each in separate boxes and create the look of a "gift set".
For the outer gift box, I cut and re-sized a regular shirt box, covered it with cardstock and embellished with various snowflake die cuts (Sizzix, Cheery Lynn, Die-namics) and adhesive backed rhinestones.
That's about all for my Christmas crafting this happy it's all done! So looking forward to the New Year! So ready for a fresh start...LET'S GO-O-O-O!!!!!!!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Eunice! I had to chuckle a bit about Glen's reply because my hubby would've said the same thing. HOLY COW, with such limited amount of time you had, I'm floored seeing how much you made. EVERYTHING is SUPER-DUPER CUTE. Guarantee everyone LOVED your gifts. Wishing you a healthy, safe, and crafty 2015.

Tina H said...

I love all the wonderful projects you accomplished in such a short time! I haven't tried those boxes yet but I have a bunch of My Scrap Chick files I want to make. I hope you had a nice Christmas and I wish you all the best to come in 2015 :)