Wednesday, December 29, 2010

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Here are some gifts I made this Christmas. The first photo shows some glass jar canisters with the Stampin' Up! Decor Elements Oval Chalkboard Labels. I copied this idea from my friend, Lorri Heling, as Lorri had given me the same gift this summer. I have used the jars over and over again. I have filled them with Halloween candy and written "Trick", "or", "Treat". I've also used them individually by filling one with candy, and written the word "yum" on the chalkboard label. I even used one in my library at school .... I am selling wristbands in the school colors with the school name .... filled the large jar with the wristbands and wrote the price in the oval label. Endless possibilities and great gifts!
This next handmade gift is a case from Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings. She has a wonderful, detailed tutorial HERE. These were seriously so easy to make ... I made six of them in very little time .... under an hour. The Jingle All the Way Decor Elements were applied to the glass of the shadow box frame (easy peasy!), applied designer paper to the back panel of the shadow box frame, added the jingle bells and Stampin' Up! Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
Hope you all had a wonderful CHRISTmas! We received a priceless gift ... my aunt flew with my Mom to Phoenix the week before Christmas, and we were able to spend Christmas and her Christmas Day birthday with her (my Mom)! She is here another week, then I'll be flying with her back home to Omaha. We've had a wonderful time and cherish every moment.

16 comments:

Shelley Germann said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing them. Enjoy the time with your auntie and have a happy New Year!

Karen Giron said...

These are fantastic! I think my fave is the white jingle bell shadow box, super cute!!

Leah said...

Nancy, Those are awesome. I love them all nut the black frame is my fav. Happy New Year my friend. Hugs!

Nikki Bond said...

Great gift ideas! Love them.{SMILES}

Pauline said...

I am so happy that your mother is there for Christmas and her birthday, Nancy; what a blessing for you and your family!! I LOVE the Jingle Bell shadow box, what a wonderful idea! I like the chalkboard elements on jars idea also. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Christmas vacation. Thanks so much for taking time to share your time and talent. Pauline

Allison said...

Fabulous projects! Love the chalkboard elements on the jars - so versatile! My favourite is definitely the black shadow box though! Simply stunning!

jean said...

Gorgeous and I'll be making some
for next year. So glad to hear
your Mom was her. Happy New year

Cari said...

Love the shadow boxes. Where did you purchase them?

Heidi said...

What a treat it was to stop by your blog today and see that you shared one of my projects! I feel flattered...those shadow boxes are hands down a favorite of mine!

I also love the chalkboard DE idea...gotta love IKEA for all those fun jars!

Happy New Year!

Anthonette said...

Awesome projects, Nancy! I love the versatility of the chalkboard DE.

Mum of 4 said...

Love the shadow boxes! What size are they? Want to make some for gifts for next year! Thanks

~Debby~ said...

These are so amazing... I have to find some boxes now. Thank you Maybe I can get these done early!

Anonymous said...

Nancy can you please tell me where i can get the Jingle all The Way sticker??

petersmith said...

Great gift ideas! Love them. Pawn My Rolex

Anonymous said...

I love the shadow box! Where do you get the jingle all the way?
Is it a stamp for glass or a sticker by Stampin Up?
Thank you!

Momma O said...

I love the Jingle All the Way box! How adorable! I am in the Phoenix area as well! Such a small world!