Monday, December 5, 2016

Paper Craft Gifts

Hello!!  Brunch is over and was fantastic.  We all had a great time and ate well.  
As I said before I had to unwrap a gift in order to take the picture I forgot to take.  Heehee.  But lets start with the boxes.
I made these with the box maker by We R Memory Keepers.  Great little tool for a quick box that doesn't really require many measurements.  Actually all you have to do is cut the right size paper for the box and then follow either small, medium, large or extra large score lines.  Fold it up and your done!
Ok...... well most of the boxes are covered up by another ornament that I made.  But you all know what boxes look like so on to the 1st ornament.  I was at a holiday open house at a local nursery and on one of the trees were these cute little wooden ornaments with decoupage papers on them.  The wooden blocks that they used were about 3" x 4" x 1/2" .  They were very cute BUT I could make them.  So off to Hobby Lobby where I found these small ATC size blank wooden plaques.  They had a real tiny hole in the top middle and came 8 to a pack for $2.99.  I had alot of left over pieces from my Graphic 45 papers that I trimmed to fit.  I stained each plaque a walnut color and then decoupaged the papers on them.  I then coated them with a thin layer of Glossy Accents and sprinkled Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter on them.  After dried I added a swirly hook through the little hole that I made just a wee bigger with an awl.  I then just hooked them onto the ribbon over the boxes.  Cute right?  I love them and now need to go get more wood for more ornaments.  Here's a close-up of 1 of them.  Isn't that glitter awesome?

Inside each box was the other ornament.

Hard to tell from photo but this is just a glass clear ornament with rolled up scraps of DSP stuffed inside until it is full.  Add a bow and swirly hook and TA DA cute ornament.  Now I will admit this is time consuming.  Each piece of paper is about 1/2" wide by 6" long and it takes well over 40 rolls per bulb and that is for the regular size ones.  I bet the larger ones would take forever.  I made six so far and let me tell you my fingers were sore from rolling around a skewer.  But once done they are so cute.  I bet you could color coordinate to a persons likes too.

Everyone also received a small plastic test tube, from Michael's Halloween clearance, that I filled with just a few of my favorite things.  1 being the steel tip for glue by Art Glitter.  Love that tip and I use glue alot.  This rarely clogs and if it does you can clean it out with real hot water.  I also put in the tubes a Dr Brown Baby bottle brush.  This is pretty tiny and cleans out those tips pretty well.  Strictly by accident I realized that it was usable for my craft supplies because I had them here for cleaning grandbabies bottle inserts.  Now I can't live without them.  Another item is the metal lacier for turkeys.  Ideal for poking holes in glue tips or for pushing out the clog.    The tube itself is great for in our craft totes.  We will be less likely to loose those tiny things when kept in the tube.  Plus the tube is plastic so it won't break.

Hope you enjoyed my paper crafts and the little favorite things tubes.  Now I'm off to my next project...Getting my Christmas cards mailed!!

Til Later


  1. These look awesome, Susan, with the fabulous vintage images and holiday papers you used!! What a grand time you all must have had!!

    I picked up a ton of wooden tags at a garage sale and have some fabulous graphic 45 Christmas images! I may just have to give these a try!!

  2. Susan, these are amazing! I love the glitz on these little ornaments and how sweet the images :) Looks like you had a great time!

  3. What creative ideas Susan.

    Hugs diane

  4. Fun ideas! I just do cards, for the most part, so it is nice to see other projects highlighted.

    1. I normally just do cards too but ALL THOSE SCRAPS!!! So I decided its time to clean up those scraps and use them. These were simple ideas and can use up a ton of scraps and be awesome Christmas gifts as well.