Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Project #3 - Popcorn Gifts

You never know when a neighbor or friends may pop by over the holidays. Be ready to send them along on their merry way with these easy, make-ahead gifts.




Supplies include:
• Cardstock: Bazzill
• Pattern Paper: October Afternoon "Verry Merry"
• Ribbon: Michaels
• Beaded berries: Hobby Lobby
• Popcorn die cut & scalloped circle die cut: QuicKutz
• Holder die cuts: Cricut Machine, Fabulous Finds Cartridge, Cricut Design Studio
• Shipping Tag: Avery
• Ink: Clearsnap
• Fonts: Bookman Old Style, Machia
• Adhesive: Tacky Tape
• Safety Pin: Making Memories

To create the sleeves:




To create the scalloped flowers
-Cut or punch a scalloped circle.
-Score across the scallops (this makes it much easier to fold later)
-Fan fold around the scalloped circle.
-Open the circle into a triangular shape, cut off the tip of the triangle.
-Attach foam dots to a punched circle (may need a few to get to the height of the fold, then place glue lines around the foam dot (the peaks of the folds will stick to this)
-Place the hole of the scalloped circle over the foam dot so the foam dot poke through the middle.
-Attach another punched circle to the top to "sandwich" the scalloped circle.

You can also cut a very small amount off of the tip of the triangle and use a large brad to secure the top to the punched circle on the back.

Have fun making these and sharing them with your neighbors.

6 comments:

Emily Joyce said...

These are adorable! Those would make very nice hostess gifts, or favors for a Christmas party.

Linda Beeson said...

What a really cute project and it does make an adorable gift.

opcorn Gifts said...

This is a really good post.Must admit that you are amongst the best bloggers I have read.Love this! So exciting that Christmas is near. This is an awesome Popcorn Gifts idea :)

playswithglue said...

oh, how nice of you! Glad to hear you are enjoying the blog. I always wonder if anyone is actually reading it. :)

scrapbkfan said...

There are so cute!!!! I do a cookie exchange at Christmas time. I always give a favor usually a gingerbread theme. How many of the boxes can you make out of one sheet of paper? Thanks!

playswithglue said...

The vertical one makes 2 out of a 12x12 sheet of paper. The horizontal one only creates 1 out of a 12x12.