Well, PERFECT TIMING! Who doesn't have little gifts to package up at this time of year? I have many small things, from perfume to ornaments as well as homemade goodies which need to be gift packaged. I like to give things in packaging that can be reused, I've kind of boycotted gift wrapping because it seems like such a waste of pretty paper. I much prefer reusable gift bags, or in this case a gift box which can be used as a decor item as well :)
Here's what I came up with:
And just when they think the house is the gift, they figure out that there is something inside:
Ta Da!! This one is full of cookies!
I made these White Chocolate Cranberry oatmeal cookies,
and this little house holds them beautifully.
This looks difficult, but really isn't that hard. I've made quite a few of these now, and the possibilities for decoration are endless. It starts with a template that you just print out onto your cardstock and then cut out. Then you get to have fun with the embellishing.
The reusable digital TEMPLATE for this little house can be found HERE.
To make this little house I used mostly CTMH products:
Cardstock in Desert Sand, Holiday Red and Topiary.
Stamps D1377 Around the Block for doors and windows
and C1363 Beary Best for trees.
Inks in Topiary, Cocoa and Versamark
Z1366 Cocoa Ribbon Collection
Embossing powder in White Daisy
The white lace edging is from my stash.
The wreaths were made with paper shavings and Liquid Glass.
The snow is white glitter sprinkled over white craft glue.
I used strong Scor-Tape to adhere the parts together, this baby is going to last.
For more packaging inspiration, head over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog for some fabulous ideas!
Thanks for visiting today,