be merry...

'Tis the season to be merry. 
It's also the season to be short on time but wanting to make a few gifts to share with those you care about. Don't panic. 

If you find yourself needing a little crafting time to unwind, here's the perfect little project to fill it with!

With nothing more than a small box (mine is an extra Tim Holtz Configuration box), some scraps of paper and chenille stem, plus a charming rubber stamp... you'll be done before you can finish baking that batch of sugar cookies for your neighbor. 

I adore this image from Tammy Tutterow and continue to find ways to use it. Here I have stamped it onto white cardstock, filled it in with colored pencils and fussy-cut the entire thing out. 
Time out for a cookie or two from that first batch.

Once that was done, I glued some gold chenille stem around the outside edge. Maybe just one more cookie (who's counting??)

The entire embellished image was glued onto my box, after covering both the inside and outside with scraps of cheery holiday paper and edging it with more chenille stem.
OK, one last cookie.
 The final detail is a hanging loop made from a simple swirl of chenille stem. 

That's it! If you hurry you can whip up a dozen of these to tie onto those trays of cookies...
There are still some left, right??



Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You always make me laugh...and swoon! This is soooooo clever and gorgeous and fun! Just like you! I'm inspired now to make a few cookies...and some paper pretties, too!

Catherine said...

Haha, my weakness is cookies and when I bake them for neighbors at this time of year I have a terrible time not eating them. I love this idea for a Christmas ornament to give as a gift. Your ornament has lovely dimension and sparkle from the tinsel. It's so clever and so beautiful and I just love it!

Cathie ♥

Lin said...

Loved your post and this fun little project, Terri! This little box is terrific!

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