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.


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.