Welcome back to my crafty blog, I have had a couple of weeks off with the kids being on school holidays. It is always nice to pause and have a bit of a break from the normal chores of life.
Christmas is coming and when it gets closer, I like to start doing some Christmas crafting. I saw another demonstrator, Fiona Bradley make a cute little Christmas box and I thought that these would make a great treat boxes for our team meeting this weekend.
Don’t these little treat boxes just make the cutest little presents? It is a bonus that they are super simple to make too. Fiona has made an awesome video on how to make these. Do yourself a favour and click here to check out how easy they are to make.
I made 7 treat boxes, using 3 different designer series papers, Trimming the Town DSP, Poinsettia Place DSP and ‘Tis the Season DSP. I used a selection of cardstock colours, Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.
To make my little boxes look like little presents, I used the Gift Wrapped Bundle. This bundle is so great as it includes a punch for the bow making projects so quick and easy. I especially love the font in this stamp set too. I didn’t use these sentiments from the stamp set on my boxes however because I didn’t want to cover up too much of my beautiful bow. Instead I used an “Oh what yum!” sentiment from my Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set with a 3/4″ circle punch. I used a selection of my blends to colour my boxes, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and Poppy Parade.
So you want to know what is inside right? Chocolates of course!
One box fits a few chocolates inside, a Ferrero Rocher and a couple of mini Santas! I had to save these from my kids eating them all.
I made my boxes slightly different to Fiona’s. I prefer my boxes to open from the top rather than the side so this is how I decorated mine. I also created a belly band using all the trimmings combo pack of ribbon, you get two colours of ribbon, Poppy Parade and Old Olive with a lovely gold trim. One of my boxes (I call it the odd one out) was finished with some Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon that I coloured with a Cherry Cobbler Blend.
I think these little treat boxes would be great for teachers, neighbours, family and friends or just a random act of kindness to brighten someone’s day. Who doesn’t like to get a treat?!
If you want to get your hands on some Christmas DSP, be sure to place your orders this month to take advantage of the 15% off selected papers sale. All 3 papers I have used for these boxes are on sale until 31 October 2020. To view all the papers on sale click here. For any orders this month, use the host code JHFNTJVM and receive a free gift from me!
Don’t forget to look at all the Christmas goodies on offer in the current mini catalogue. Click here to view online or contact me for a hardcopy.
What sorts of things do you like making for Christmas? I hope to make some mini Christmas cakes in the coming months. I love Christmas fruit cakes! Another love of mine is cooking.
Well that’s all from me today, I hope you enjoyed my little treat boxes. I would love to see if you make some too!