Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homemade Holiday Gifts and Tags...

Today is another group post for Papertrey Ink! We will be showing you some new stamps and dies that will help you make fabulous handmade holiday gifts for those special people in your life, and even gifts that would be great for teachers, neighbors, bus drivers, etc. that you can make inexpensively.

First up is the new Canned stamps, the Jar Bonnet dies and Tasting Tag die.

For one of my jar gift ideas, I wanted to make a cocoa mix!
It looks so cute in the jar with all of the layers. I'm sure you've seen this around, but I had to give it a try.

To make this, you'll need:

  • a quart jar from the craft store
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies.

Starting with the first ingredient, the powdered milk, pour each ingredient on top from the list. This mix will fill a 1-quart jar (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. 

Top with crushed peppermints. I could have crushed mine a little better, but it sure is a messy job. :)

The inside of the jar was wrapped with fabric, and I used some sugared pipe cleaner candy canes on top. Next, I stamped a tag with the new Tasting Tag die to attach to the cocoa mix. It comes with little holes to tie on the cutest little wooden spoons!! On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container." If I had to make it over again, I think I'd use 3/4 cup of each of the 1 cup ingredients instead. I didn't have a lot of room left at the top for the cute crushed peppermints.

Last I used the new Jar Bonnet Die on a smaller jar filled with peppermints. Added a pipe cleaner candy cane covered in fine glitter and a jingle bell. You could add a tag to this jar also with a gift card.

Cocoa Mix and Peppermint Gift Jars:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Canned
INK: Pure Poppy
PAPER: white
DIES: Tasting Tag, Jar Bonnet Dies
OTHER: wooden spoon, twine, washi tape, fabric, pipe cleaners. jingle bells, twine.

Next are the new Cross Stitched stamps and Cross Stitch Alphabet Dies. I thought what better to go with a stitched tag than a stitching kit? 

Some sewing supplies were gathered to add to my jar: 
  • a small scissors, stick pins, safety pins, needles, thread, measuring tape, hem tape, thimble, seam ripper, etc.
All of the supplies were tucked inside the jar, then I used the new Cross Stitched stamps on the tag and the Cross Stitch Alphabet Dies to cut the holes for the letter K, hand stitched with floss. (The circle was cut with Stitched With Love dies.) 
The jar topper was made by taking out the inside of the lid, covering it with fabric and stuffing it with batting. The fabric is hot glued underneath to the inside of the lid, and the jar surround was covered with washi tape.

Cute and easy! Maybe a gift for someone going off to college? Or a crafty friend? I love this tape, it's the same tape I used on the birthday card yesterday. Lots of fun colors in it!

Sewing Kit Jar:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Cross Stitched
INK: Pure Poppy
PAPER: white
DIES: Stitched With Love dies
OTHER: pearl by Melissa Frances, twine, fabric, washi tape, pins, floss and jar kit contents - scissors, measuring tape, pins, safety pins, thread, needles, hem tape.

Last up is a gift box cut with the new Vintage Favor It Box die. I used patterned paper from Fancy Pants' Oh Deer collection and one of their little trees from the line also.

The banner and the opening were cut with Just a Little Something dies, and the banner is stamped with Just a Little Something stamps.

Christmas Candy gift box:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Just a Little Something
INK: Pure Poppy
PAPER: Fancy Pants' Oh Deer
DIES: Just a Little Something dies
OTHER: tree - Fancy Pants' Oh Deer, twine, pearl - Melissa Frances, wooden star - Gossamer Blue's Get Happy.

What do you think? Is there a product you like the best? Visit the the PTI team to see more with these new products! Everything will be available on Oct. 15 at 10pm EST. Thanks for stopping by!


Bonnie said...

Well, these are just so sweet! Such a beautiful way to say I love you with homemade gifts!

jintyoo7 said...

wonderful ideas, Danielle and beautifully made :-)

Anonymous said...

I love your projects, Danielle! The sewing kit is genius, so clever! Where did you get the cute candy cane pipe cleaners? Love them.

-Lisa Beeman

Unknown said...

I love these ideas! So nice to have a few sweet little gifts like these.

Kathie B said...

Thanks for all the great gift ideas. I really like the little sewing kit. So cute and yet so helpful...

Unknown said...

Oh my dear!! you have the most fabulous ideas...do love the stitch kit!! Love the little box as well.

Melissa said...

Love them all Dani! You are always so creative and make magic with paper, fabric, and your use of dies. Amazing and so inspiring!

Holly Saveur said...

very cute and sweet!

Danielle Flanders said...

I'll be sharing how to make those pipe cleaners in tomorrow's post! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Jamie said...

Oh how cute! Love everything! Those candy cane pipe cleaners too cute

Kathy Mc said...

Wish I was on your gift list, Danielle! These are adorable. Eagerly awaiting tomorrow's post with how to make your candy canes.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous ideas. Love the sewing kit idea.

ellen s. said...

These are all so cute and festive!!!!

Trish said...

These projects are fabulous. And believe it or not, I was going to make hot chocolate mix and this method is so beautifully presented! Thanks so much for these wonderful ideas for my Christmas packaging!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas!! I love that treat box. I can think of many, many uses for that and not just around the holidays! Thanks so much!

Lisa Petrella said...

Sooooo totally cute, Danielle! I absolutely LOVE those sweet little candy cane pipe cleaners!!

Nancy said...

What creative and fun gifts, I loved them so much I went tracking down those adorable candy-cane pipe cleaners and did find them at Michaels as you mentioned. Now on to creating some adorable tags and gifts, many thanks!