Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sheet Music Bow & Altered Cocoa Box Gift

And the holiday crafting continues! I am almost at my breaking point, but not quite! Still enjoying it but am feeling the stress I know so many of us are. Still have more baking to do and gifts to get to the neighbors, & hubby and I have to finish our Christmas shopping this weekend. Then I am done...I hope! LOL!

After my little adventure making my own bow for our Christmas tree turned out okay, I decided to make a few of my own bows for our packages. I love gift wrapping and making things pretty. I will never be as good as my mother in law, who is the queen of wrapping packages so beautiful you never want to open them, but I do fairly well in my own right. I love sheet music and I love the vintage look on wrapped Christmas gifts so this is what I came up with. I had picked up a vintage music book from 1962 for a quarter at thrift sale and used a couple pages to whip these bows up. They were pretty easy too! God bless staplers and hot glue guns! I really, really, really wanted to wrap the poinsettia paper in twine, but could not find mine anywhere. I have a sneaking suspicion that my son, who lives for making thngs with rope, twigs and duct tape, somehow came across mine and decided to make it his own. So I settled for a thin gold rope and wrapped it around the package several times loosely, topped it with the bow, then adhered some leaves, holly and miniature pine cone to the bow.

This next gift is an altered cocoa box. I wish I could claim the idea as my own but I can't. I seen it the other day on Running with Scissors. I loved it and decided to do my own. Super easy too. Start with a box of cocoa, cut off the top flaps, decorate with your fav. papers/bows/etc., fill it back with at least 1/2 the cocoa, some marshmallows in a little bag with cute ribbon, and a few candy canes. Below is a better photo of the top of the box showing the goodies inside. It didn't turn out quite the way I wanted or expected, but I rolled with it and it works for me! Oh, the paper I used for the cocoa box is by American Traditional Designs. The ribbon is recycled from a previous gift as is the shredded paper!

So, this weekend I am making some Peppermint Bark Popcorn, going to attempt to anyway, and do a few more goody bags. Be back soon to show you those! So, have you been working on any sweet holiday crafts? Tell me all about them! Happy Scrappin'!

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Cha Cha said...

I love this idea, I love that it would look just as good on an elegant gift as a whimsical (sp) gift. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

laterg8r said...

that is a gorgeous bow - love it :D

Kimberly said...

I love this. I have some music left over from my high school band days, and I've always known it would be put to good use... some day!

Thanks! Merry Christmas!

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