Good morning everyone,
I hope your weekend went well.
It's my turn again to create a project for Creative Craft World's
I like to make the children's teachers a little handmade gift at Christmas,
so this year I thought I would make some pretty packaging for some chocolates.
and here they are....
They are very easy to make!
You just take a cello bag (it's better if you can get one with a gusseted bottom or one with card in it like I have) and fill with chocolates.
It's very tempting having chocolates on my desk and I have to say they are YUMMY!!
For this bag, I just tied the top with ribbon and then made some toppers
with snowflakes cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.
Next, I cut two wooden skewers to size and coloured them with Copics.
Then layered the snowflakes with the stick in the middle and finished it with a button and some gems.
The banner with the sentiment was also cut out with the Silhouette,
wrapped around the stick and held in place with wet glue.
Regular readers of my blog may recognise this little gingerbread man from HERE.
I used the same cutting file and just reduced it in size before cutting him out of kraft card.
I layered two lenghs of Christmas paper together (one narrower than the other) and wrapped them around the bag, with the join at the front.
I covered the join with the gingerbread man, popping him up with foam pads.
The banner was made with matching paper with the sentiment on one side
and the to/from details on the other side along with a matching button.
This 'Merry Christmas' ribbon is available to buy at Next!
The back of the bags
The little banner - on one side 'Happy Christmas', on the other it's personalised with the teacher's name.
A wooden skewer, trimmed to size and coloured with a red Copic pen.
cellophane bags ~ with a gusset or a firm bottom (teehee...)
I got mine from a chocolate factory.
chocolates ~ I used Thorntons Praline melts and Caramel melts
various Christmas papers
buttons and gems
I hope you have enjoyed these little treat bags today,
and if you pop back tomorrow I'll have a link to Lou's blog where she will have a tutorial for a Christmas journal.
I'll also have a little project of my own that I made way back in the summer
but I'm only able to share it now, as it had to be kept secret!
Once again, thank you for stopping by today,
and I'll be catching up with you all later :)
I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:
MIM ~ always anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network ~ Christmas anything goes
Forever Friends ~ ribbon and/or twine