Friday, December 18, 2009

Ovaltine and christmas cookies?

Okay Seriously ovaltine and cookies may be good but I am talking about the can!

Not so beautiful in the raw but with a little attention it can be Great!

I started off with a piece of cardstock the size I wanted then traced around it.

I then covered the can with a paper that I filled with images from the Graphics Fairy 

When that is done you need to cut out where the hole is.

An X works best for me.

I glued and tucked the paper inside the can.

I needed a window so the cookies would not fall out so I used a plastic bag cut to size and glued on the inside.

Fill with cookies and you have a great gift container!
I also embellished the lid. Add a bow and the gift is ready.

Here are some other lids one is for a cool whip container and one for a hot cocoa container.  Hey if it can be washed it can be reused!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Christmas Decor

Well this year I did a tree with only my Scandinavian looking ornaments.  I am about 1/2 Swedish and 1/2 a whole lotta other stuff.  Let me know what ya think.

Lets start with my Swedish Tree.

He is standing on a chair with Moonshine on his shoulders.  I only looked because I had to take the photo.

Now on tho the mantle.

There is the ornament wreath I made.
Now my DH Nutcracker Collection.  Every year he gets at least one new one.

The Nativity my FIL has made for me.  For the last Three years I have gotten new pieces.  It started with Mary Joseph and baby Jesus.

Moonshines Room

He made the ornament wreath.

His tree and little village.

Sunshine's Room.  She made the wreath.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
Merry Christmas to you all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fabulous Gift Under Five

I wanted to get something for my SIL and she has just entered the world of cooking. I thought a recipe holder would be great. The Dollar Tree to the rescue!

This is what I got.  Decorative metal sign, Photo easel and a car magnet.
Things I already had:
Black spray paint
Blue paper

Sprayed the sign black.  used Modge Podge to attach the paper.
I cut the magnet and glued it to the back of the shells and  Ta Da a recipe holder!
Today Out of pocket $3

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Late Advent

While I was in bed the other night I was thinking how much I love the Advent blocks you see all over blogland.  I love them!  With out the money currently I was thinking of how I could create them basically for free on my own.  Here is what I came up with!
Printable Advent Countdown Blocks

Please excuse the poor pictures.   When making these use cardstock they go together better and look nicer.

Here is the base, on the one below you can click and print.  I gave two options for you to cut out and paste "countdown" or "Days till Christmas".

Block 1

Block 2

Just click to see images at regular size then print.
I used great Free prints from Papercraft Inspirations and Christmas

Here are the ones I made using prints from Shabby Princess.  They have some really cute stuff and offer free downloads of some cute kits!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ho Ho Ho Hot Cocoa!

We wanted to make little gifts to give to the kids Friends and Teachers so we thought Hot Cocoa would be good it is pretty inexpensive.  While looking at my new favorite template place JersGirl's Free TemplatesI found a Soup Packet Box Template.  WOO HOO inspiration!  I thought they looked just the right size to hold two packets of Hot Cocoa.

Print the template out on cardstock of your choice.

Cut it out. And score the lines.

I took the kids to the scrapbook store and let them pick out their own cardstock.

Fold glue make box!

Using left over cardstock I made some tags and also printed the Ho Ho Ho Cocoa.

Decorate as desired and you have great little gifts!

Fun and easy project!