Monday, November 05, 2012

Christmas Present Decor

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I have started on my Christmas crafts and finished one this weekend. Here are the presents all finished. I love the way they turned out! I will either put them in my kitchen or on the top of the hutch. Once I start decorating and figure out where I put them I will share that with you guys. They would look really cute on candlesticks or on a cake stand. I will probably elevate the center one.




 I found the idea on pinterest here is the inspiration picture.  I haven't been able to find where these came from, so if anyone knows let me know and I will give the credit.


I thought a cute way to replicate these would be to use kleenex boxes. 

Here's what I used to create them.

3 Kleenex Boxes- Any grocery store
2 Different sizes of ribbon- Michaels
2 Different colors of yarn fur- Walmart
3 Bags of red and green peppermints- Frys 
Glue Gun 
Scissors

Total cost for this project was around 10 dollars for me, but I already had the yarn fur. I think it costs around 3 dollars. So even with doing that you can make these for under 20. 



All you do with the fur is put a thin strip of hot glue down and glue it. This is kind of labor intensive but it turns out so cute!  I turn the boxes upside down so the opening for the kleenex will be the base.




As you can see here, you see the decoration of the kleenex box through the peppermints but after you add your ribbon it is not noticeable at all. If you dont want to see any of the original box you could always add some glitter or ribbon to the box before gluing the peppermints on. I am going to spray mine with a clear sealer! Make sure you do or else it might get icky with dust or even get bugs.. YUCK!



Here are pictures of each individual box.






Aren't they adorable?! I am going to make some in red, gold and green also. I hope you enjoyed them and if anyone makes any I would love to see them! I will be continuing to do Christmas crafts for the next few weeks and will share them with you as I finish.

 I hope you all have a great day!

~Allyson~

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23 comments:

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Allyson, beautiful, so gorgeous. love the happiness, real green, red cheerful colors, thank you for sharing.....as you might know, just survived Sandy here in SJ, so anything cheerful I love. Best wishes.... OX. Take it easy... mommie to be again, rest .....

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Ally, these are so cute! I love the bright festive colors! I might have to make some of these to put around the house!

L said...

These are very cute! Your little one will probably like that candy present!!!! ha-ha I imagine that one will be going up high somewhere. =o)
I need to check my ribbon stash and see what I have to make some of these.

Savvy Seasons said...

Allyson,
These are adorable! You did a great job constructing them. I may have to run out and get supplies and try this. Keep your ideas coming....this is fun! :) xo Liz

Olive said...

just darling and will be cute on pedestals too...

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just darling...I love the fuzzy yarn. You really know how to make great bows, too! Hope you are feeling well!

XO,
Jane

Mrs C with Style said...

Wow! These are too cute! I love this idea and might have to try some out myself! Thanks for sharing this helpful holiday tip!! :) I appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week:)

All That Glitters said...

Super cute!! I love your bows!

Brooke said...

How adorable!


=)


Brooke

Maria Elena said...

Love them! I am also making some very similar but I love your idea of the Kleenex boxes. So pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fantastic idea, I love them. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Oh My Goodness! These are the cutest boxes ever.

Great idea!!

Lisa said...

LOVE them!!!! I will definitely be copying this idea.

Lisa

Lisa said...

Love them. I will definitely be copying this idea.

Lisa

Maggie Perez said...

Allyson they are so stinky cute, I will have to try and make one soon great job! Hugs ~Maggie~

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

How precious! I love them, and hope to make some of these cuties, too! Thanks for giving a tutorial! :)

The Rusty Heart said...

Allyson, these are really cute! Great idea, thanks for sharing.
~Audra

mishebe said...

What a great idea!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very cute! I pinned the same photo on pinterest, and I love how you reinterpreted it! Great bows, thanks,Jenna

Carol said...

Very cute, Allyson, and so very clever!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Allyson, I believe this is my first visit. Loving your Christmas, crafty decor - I would just love for you to share this at my Home and Garden Thursday party at
http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com
I am your newest follower!
Kathy

Pamela said...

Super cute Allyson! Thanx for coming to THT and I hope your week is going well.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is marvelous! So very Delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday - your post will be featured in this week's party post.
Kathy

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