Hello, Friends! I’m so glad you could join me here today for the Petaloo/Xyron/Graphic 45 Holiday Blog Hop! This is such a fun week, with great holiday inspiration and some fabulous holiday prize packs, too. I’ve created a trio of sweet holiday treats with Graphic 45’s gorgeous Saint Nicholas collection. The fine folks at Petaloo, Graphic 45 and Xyron are giving away some wonderful prize packs filled with flowers, adhesives and St. Nicholas goodies. Just be sure to visit each blog and/or Facebook page and leave a comment to win. Now, let’s get started!
Sweet Holiday Treats #1: Chocolate Gift Box
I love to make a lot of simple little handmade gifts for holiday giving. The projects I’m sharing with you today are all really simple to make, very affordable and filled with Christmas cheer. This tiny box is just 2.75″ square, but it’s loaded with Christmas spirit!
I flattened the box and traced around the edges to create a template. This was then traced onto this gorgeous Starry Night G45 paper. The sentiment label was a breeze to add because I ran it through my 3″ Xyron sticker maker. The adhesive was perfectly placed on the back of the label and all I had to do was line it up and lightly burnish it. So easy! Petaloo Darjeeling poinsettia and Canvas Briar roses add so much holiday cheer! Now this box is ready for the holiday festivities!
White tulle lines the inside of the box where I’ve stashed a sweet treat. A stack of Ghiradelli chocolates wrapped with a paper belly band, then topped with a small red poinsettia, a tiny tag and some pretty ribbons makes the perfect little gift for your favorite chocaholic.
Sweet Holiday Treats #2: Sugar Plum Peppermint Caddy
Starlight Mints are a holiday staple in our home. They look mighty cheery in this little caddy made with a Graphic 45 Staples Long Ivory Tag. I simply scored the tag, folded to form a pocket and then added paper sides to make it.
Sweet Holiday Treats #3: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Keepsake Cutaway Card
Inside, you find more beauty, and a sweet treat tucked inside a Graphic 45 chipboard envelope. I embossed gold metallic paper to make these pretty accent pieces. This card would look so pretty on a holiday mantel!
It only took one Sunday afternoon to get this happy trio singing in tune. Handmade gifts at the holidays are always special. I hope I’ve shared some ideas that will help you to get your holiday craft on.
Thanks for stopping by!
Gold Metallic String