Sunday, November 20, 2011

Can of Christmas

This Christmas I have some smaller sized gifts and of course gift cards to wrap. I made some Christmas cans to use as wrapping.

I started with a pop top can, you have to find one with the right type with a ridge on the bottom, to enable you to use the type of can opener that cuts the lid ( or bottom in this case) off without sharp edges.

Just decorate the can anyway you'd like. I used some scrapbook paper, and glittery stars and snowballs.

The cans are the perfect size for gift cards, small ornament exchanges, candy, diamonds
 ( hint, hint).

Just glue the bottom back on, add a tag and you're set. It's fun to see the surprised looks on the kids' faces when they can't figure out how you got their gift inside the can once they pop off the top.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Blocks

I Love Christmas ! It will be here way too soon though. I'm just wondering which of the dozens of projects I want to dive into will actually get done this year. This is a Christmas block that I made for a swap I was in. I'm obsessed with snowmen right now.

I had a black block left over from Halloween projects that I didn't want to save for next year. So I've started a Christmas block with some fun colors and my favorite.........buttons! Was so happy to even find a little brown rectangular button for the trunk, in my jar of old buttons. Not sure where this one will end up, but I'm thinking it's looking a little whimsical. I'm liking it so far.


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