Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day #8 Twelve Days of Christmas | DIY Gift and Tag

Hello everyone! Stopping in for a quick breather from Christmas Cheer making and everyday living to share a relatively quick and easy DIY gift and tag with all of you. This item would make a fun gift for a neighbor, co-worker, teacher, etc.

I purchased the jar below at Wal-Mart and filled it with the dry ingredients of a favorite gingerbread type recipe that I love to make around this time of year. (Mr. Food's Nice Spice Cookies). On the "baking with love" card I typed up the other (wet) ingredients needed to complete the recipe as well as the recipe itself. A little stitching here and there and the addition of that adorable cork gingerbread man over the printed image on the card/tag adds a little extra special touch! The chevron green circle (top of jar) was a scrap left over from the snowman card I posted here on the Chic Tags' blog (Day#1). Also, I  raised the adorable little gingerbread girl with some foam adhesive for added dimension to the top of the lid decor. The baker's twine was stitched through the openings in the doily with a large eye needle and tied off into a bow.

Materials needed:
 medium sized glass hinged jar
dry ingredients to add into jar
2 1/4 inch red cardstock (punched/use a circle cutter)
foam adhesive
roller adhesive
baker's twine ~8 inches
favorite coordinating ribbon ~8-10 inches
~ 3 inch doily (on hand) 
2 inch patterned paper (I used scrap from my Christmas Cheer kit - green chevron 3x4 card)

sewing machine
large eyed needle
Big Bite/hole punch
 2 inch circle punch 
2 1/4 inch circle punch/circle cutting system
vintage typewriter

Hope all of you take time out today to breathe in a deep breath of gratitude and breathe out a big breath of peace! 
Happy holidays and happy "Christmas Cheer" crafting!



Kim A. said...

This is so cute and a perfect holiday gift!!!

wendipooh13 said...

love the decorated jar!!! that is too cute!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is fabulous!! Such a great gift idea!!!!!

Jaysin said...

Wow! Such a perfect gift! Love your decorated jar! I love the doily decoration on the lid! So beautiful! Bravo

rhonda nickol said...

What a great gift idea, thanks for sharing Suz!

JayTeeZeHang said...

Wow! Such a beautiful decorative gift!