Hello, G 45’ers!
What do you want for Christmas? All I Want for Christmas is….a Lollipop Tag Basket made with Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper. What? Settle in, and I’ll tell you a Christmas story…
Lollypops for Christmas
Children make everything about Christmas more fun and more memorable. I think each family develops their own unique traditions that make the holiday uniquely their own. I always try to keep lollipops on hand at Christmas time. Here’s why.
When our first grandchild Sophie was two, she took her first trip to visit Santa. When I saw her the next day and asked her what she liked the best, she said without hesitation, “The wobbyhop.” I gave her mama a questioning look and she said, “Santa gave Sophie a lollipop.” Aaaah! And we all thought it was so cute, that we didn’t try to change the pronunciation.
Hoping to get the inside line on what items she had on her wish list, my next question to Sophie was, “So what did you tell Santa you wanted for Christmas?”
Without blinking an eye, she turned a sweet smile on me and said, “Wobbyhops!” I think every aunt, uncle, and grandparent bought her lollipops that year!
And that is the story behind this sweet lollipop tag basket made with the wonderful Saint Nicholas collection.
From Farmer’s Market to Holiday Table
This basket started its life as an ordinary green fiberboard berry basket that I purchased filled with luscious berries at our local Farmer’s Market. Being the packrat….er…. resourceful person that I am, it was neatly set aside in the Closet of Shame for future consideration. When the idea for this lollipop tag basket was born, it was transformed with some white acrylic paint. Which really did make it look better. But it needed a little “something something” to make it holiday worthy. Glimmer mist to the rescue! I sprayed it liberally with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer mist, heat drying it as I worked. I didn’t want to let the Glimmer Mist penetrate the fibers for fear that they would crumble. The cool thing is, it ended up looking almost like ceramic and feeling super sturdy.
A Tisket, A Tasket, Lollipop Tags in a Basket
These tags are another quick and easy make. They are all cut from the 12×12 pages of St. Nicholas. I matted them on black cardstock to make a sturdy base that would stand up in the basket. As a bonus, you can now write a note or mount a picture on the back of the tag! How cool is that? Then I just added some ribbon, a lollipop, Petaloo posies and a little punch out tag. Easy peasy!
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