Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas Gift Ideas

Hi All,

Christmas is on it's way and approaching fast !!....... A few friends called around today; we decorated candles made boxes boxes to suit them.

A great time was had by all.

What I really love about crafting - is that, although an idea is put forward, everyone has their own ideas and ends up with an unique project. Today each person chose their own design for the candle, but the final result was fantastic!!

This is a close up for the lid of the box.
(It is an adapted template from Jenny, in which a box can be created from 1 piece of A4 cardstock)

We then made a cracker. Which can either be used as a table decoration or as a wrapping for a special gift. The idea came from Dawn Griffith's twist Box (Nov 26th) - I added on 2" to each end to make up the ends of the cracker. I found it helpful to add a piece of kitchen roll tube to the centre of the cracker, this helps to stabilize it when you try to twist the ends.

The added flower was made out of the new 'Bridesmaid' papers. The smaller layer being coloured with Night of Navy to mach the cardstock. It takes on colour so well don't you think? A large half pearl was added from the 'pretties kit'.

Hope you've enjoyed,
Happy crafting,
Jane x

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