Monday, November 14, 2016


Hello again!  Can you believe that the holidays are almost here???  I feel like I have so much more to do and not enough time.  Boy that's familiar.  Seems I say that every year.  LOL
So I love to decorate EVERYTHING!!! Windows, door knobs, cabinet knobs, lamp switches, etc.  Like I said everything and these little boxes do the trick and don't cost a fortune.

At first I was going to give these out for gifts but then the recipient couldn't use it for long.  So I decided to just hand them out whenever I saw someone I wanted to give a little gift to.
The red one is 2.75 x 2.75 and made with the box maker by We R Memory Keepers.  I used an old set of Sizzix dies for letters to spell HO using the positive part of the cut on all 4 sides.  Guess the green on the red box doesn't show up so well so I'm making a few more that pop out more.  The 3 box strand is a template for a 2x2x2" box with jute strung through on a diagonal with a jingle bell between each box.  Once again I used the positive cutting of the letters to embellish all 4 sides to spell out JOY.  The twine is strung through the little opening between the box and the lid as your closing it.  I started with the top loop being weaved through the back left corner of the lid as your closing it , pulling the tail end through the box and coming out the right front opening of the bottom of the lid.  Hope I didn't totally confuse you.  Then repeat for all additional boxes. (Top left back, bottom left front)  The third on I strung straight with 3 wooden beads between box and this time used the negative cutting of the letters to spell NOEL.  I punched tiny holes in the middle of both the top and bottom lids and strung them together that way.   I have probably made at least 20 of these so far with various words.  
Well now I really need to get on with these scene cards so til next time............



  1. What a fabulously fun way to decorate for the holidays, Susan! There are so many possibilities with size and words! I know your crafting group loved creating these with your help!

  2. Susan, these box decorations are a clever idea. So pretty!