This post had to wait until after Monday evening, so that I didn’t spoil any giving of my goodies boxes, and by the time I got home from a Christmas party, I was too tired to write anything intelligible. I tell you, I’m really calm this holiday season (gifts are already wrapped, most everything is made or planned or done), yet it’s still managing to throw off my blogging “schedule.” Ah, well.
So. This year’s goodies boxes. The jumble you see here is sort of representative of my brain right now, ha! But they’re much more organized—and prettier—in person, I assure you.
The boxes themselves are made of scrapbook paper using this tutorial.
They work a treat, but be forewarned that if you use thinnish paper as I did, they are not meant to be sturdy (i.e., carry them from the bottom).
Their four sections prompted me to make up four little goodie bags. I used plastic baggies I already had and printed up simple card stock labels, which I stapled on top.
They include my usual Tiger Fudge (why mess with a good thing?), two spice packets for cooking, and a little cloth bag filled with spices for mulling cider or wine. (Upon seeing prices for pre-made cloth spice bags, I promptly found some muslin in my stash and spent all of a few minutes whipping up my own version.)
The final touch, of course, was the snowflake ornaments.
The pattern for these came from here. (Here’s a little tip: If you mix your glitter right into your glue mixture, you’ll save a step, it’ll be a little less messy, and you’ll get a more even coat of sparkle.)
I’m still a bit in denial, but it really is “the most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s time to make merry. Sparkle away!