Well it is almost that time of year again! As a crafter you know that now is when you start getting ready and making things like crazy. Even all the stores are getting their holiday items out on the shelves (actually the craft stores have had their holiday items out for a couple months now). So I jumped on the band wagon and in July I had a Christmas card class and we made some Christmas cards and a bonus item I didn’t post on my blog ahead of time because I wanted it to be a surprise for the class. Here are the pictures of them below.
They are actually little gift boxes made using the Cutie Pie Thinlets Die from Stampin’ Up. The little boxes are supposed to be faux cake slices and when you put a bunch together it makes a whole cake. But I was going for Christmas tree gift boxes.
Then I made this cute little hanging Christmas decoration using these chipboard coasters my friend K. gave me and challenged me to make something with them. I love this lady she keeps me on my toes and is forever giving me ideas for crafting, business advise, referrals, and challenging me to broaden my crafting abilities. I think everyone needs at least one good friend like that, I know I am thankful to have her in my life. So this is one idea I came up with for them.
This is another idea I came up with, a little picture or memory book. This is the front and the front side of the book with a pocket filled with gift tags on the first page. The last page has a pocket with a flap that holds one note card.
This is the back side of the book and there is only one pocket that hold a bow, some small gift tags, and the twine to tie them. All the other spaces on this side are for journaling or attaching photos.
In that same week I also made some scrubbie dish clothes.
These are awesome. I love the Fruity Pebbles like colors of this yarn. They really scrub good too. I will have these posted in my store here pretty soon with all the details so be sure to check them out.
Ok, I think I have kept you long enough and have given you some ideas for your holiday crafting and gift giving. If you would like instructions or patterns for any of the above listed items please let me know and I can send them to you in PDF form or maybe do a tutorial on here.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and if you have made some cool holiday items that you would like to share link your post or send me a picture, because I would love to see what you all are making out there this season.
Have a great day!