Hello crafty friends! I'm popping in today to share some oh-so-cute holiday gift ideas -- perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa exchanges, last-minute gifts for teachers, neighbors, hostess thank yous, package toppers and holiday decorating! (CLICK on photos for larger up close views!) LINKS to the products used on these projects can be found at the bottom of this post.
These 3-D felt gingerbread people are WAY TOO MUCH FUN to make and give! They are the perfect 'TV watching activity' ... die cut using the Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts set and add the blanket stitch around edges while watching a yummy holiday movie on the Hallmark channel! You'll have fun decorating them with little bits and bobs of treasures from your stash ... here my ginger lady is holding a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and I added a couple of lengths of Licorice Baker's Twine to the back as hangers so they could be added to the tops of packages or as ornaments on the tree!
A cute little Milk for Santa bottle was embellished using a variety of goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique: Dear Santa, Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts, Red & White Chenille Candy Canes, Green Apple Seam Binding, Rusty Bells, Strawberry Baker's Twine, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Strawberry Paper Straw.
Nothing cuter than a fuzzy felt mitten embellished with lots of yummy goodies! I hand drew a mitten shape, cut two of them out of felt, blanket stitched around the edges and then decorated with yummy bits and bobs to include: Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, Strawberry Baker's Twine, Vintage Holiday Postcards. These are cute as utensil holders at your holiday dining table or sweet gift card holders!!
And, of course, I had to make a PINK and aqua set to match my living and dining room decor! These sweet gingies coordinate so well with the pink flocked tree I decorated for this month's December challenge at Paper Sweeties!!
These little cutie pies were equally as much fun to whip up -- created using a variety of snipetts from my craft stash along with: Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts, Pink & White Chenille Candy Canes, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Cotton Candy Sequins. I also added lengths of Robin Egg and Cotton Candy Baker's Twine to the backs of the gingies so they could be added to packages or ornaments on the tree!
This 3-D aqua gingham tree is the perfect size to pair with the the sweet little gingies! I made it 3-D by die cutting three from the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts set, scoring them down the middle, trimming any branches that need adjustment, adding Cotton Candy Sequin ornaments and topping the tree with a die cut star from the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts set! FUN!!!
Merry and Sweet! Visit my December challenge post to see how I created the tiny ornaments on the pink tree!
Goodies used from Paper Sweeties to create these sweet projects:
I hope I inspired you to create something FUN today! Be sure to visit the 12 Days of Christmas Designers' Blog Hop to be inspired by the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team Family ... and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a yummy shopping spree -- the more comments we receive, the higher the prize will go, so share about us with your craft friends too!
Merry Christmas from Paper Sweeties!
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