Stop the presses: Christmas is on Saturday.
How did it get here so fast?
It seems like just yesterday I was making grand plans for all the Christmas projects I was going to create by hand this year. There were going to be beautiful garlands, scrapbooks and a basket or two of handmade birthday cards.
A pesky thing called life got in the way, and I didn’t quite get all those projects completed.
Even so, I still want to make sure the special people in my life get a small handmade gift to know I am thinking of them.
So I’ve whipped up three simple, last-minute gifts that are quick on the making end and will give you big reviews on the receiving end.
If you are anything like me, these will help you make it to Saturday stress-free.
- Snowman Popcorn Wrap
This is such an easy project. Start with a package of microwave popcorn. Wrap a piece of white cardstock around it. Draw a face with a pen. Add a carrot nose, scarf and hat. Finish it off with a sentiment in the corner. I used a sticker from SRM Press.
- Lollipop Pocket
This is one that will put a smile on any youngster’s face. Create a pocket from cardstock. Cover it patterned paper. Tie ribbon around it. Add a tag. Finish it off by sticking a lollipop in the pocket.
- Tea Bag Gift Sleeve
Start with a 3” x 9” rectangle of heavy patterned paper. Score it on the 1″, 2″ 5″ and 6″ marks. Fold and glue together so you haveone big sleeve. Bundle five to six tea bags together with a band of cardstock or twine and slide them into the sleeve. Finish the sleeve off with twine or ribbon and a tag.
Speaking of presents, my good friends at SRM Press have put together a present for you. They’ve provided three fabulous packs of their stickers to give away today (including the set I used in my projects above!). Tell me what you’d like to receive for Christmas this year. I’ll pick three of you at random to win one of the packs of SRM goodness! All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Thursday, Dec. 23.
Spreading holiday cheer,
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal
P.S. Hit my blog today for a photo tutorial that shows you how I made the tea bag sleeve. I’ve also worked up a scoring chart for you.