A happy Monday-before-Christmas! Shellye here today with a gift idea for giving your handmade treats in. If you have a large-shaped die or cutting system, then this is super easy to put together! I've used a jar die, but certainly any shape would work, as long as it's large enough :)
To begin, I created a 4X4X4 box from one of the December Documented papers. You can find templates online or cover a premade box with the patterned paper of your choice.
Next, I cut the jar shape from two different patterned papers twice. I then cut two of the jar shapes from a matboard (you could also use chipboard or pieces from a heavy box).
Attach the papers to the mat board and machine-stitch around the perimeter if you'd like. Next, adhere the papered jars to the front and back of the box with a strong adhesive (I used a quick drying glue).
Fill the inside of your box with pretty shredded paper or tissue. This is also the perfect sized box if you would like to add a coffee mug filled with goodies.
On the front I attached one of the medium-sized pockets from the SN@P! Pockets and tucked a hand-written recipe inside...also a great spot for a gift card or note.
I glittered the chipboard tree and added some white pom poms. A pretty bow and we're all set for gift-giving!
My daughter and I made "Reindeer Munch" this year as part of our handmade gifts:
2 bags of Bugles
1 (10 oz) pkg pretzels
2 cups mixed nuts
2 (12 oz) pkg plain M&Ms (we use red and green)
2 (12 oz) pkg white chocolate chips
3 TBSP vegetable oil
In a very large bowl or two medium bowls, combine all of the dry ingredients (except white chocolate chips). Melt white chocolate chips with vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl for 2 minutes on medium power. Stir and continue the cooking time until the chips are melted. Pour over the dry mix and stir well. Allow to cool and then store in an air-tight container.
Simple Stories Products: December Documented- Green Snowflake/Chevron Paper; Naughty or Nice Paper; Be Merry Paper; Chipboard; Expression Cardstock Stickers; Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers; SN@P! Pockets
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