24 December 2013

Jar of Goodies

Merry Christmas Eve!
I have all of my dishes prepped for brunch in the morning
and all of the gifts are wrapped...now just kicking back next to
a warm fire watching sappy Christmas movies :)
I hope that wherever you are this Christmas, that you 
find peace, joy and love!
And safe travels for those of you visiting family and friends afar.

Yesterday I shared a quick "Jar of Goodies" treat box at
SIMPLE STORIES
If you have a large-shaped die or cutting system, then this is super easy to put together!
 I've used a jar die, but certainly any shape would work, as long as it's large enough :) 

To begin, I created a 4X4X4 box from one of the December Documented papers. 
 You can find templates online or cover a premade box with the patterned paper of your choice.

 Next, I cut the jar shape from two different patterned papers twice. I then cut two of the jar shapes
 from a mat-board (you could also use chipboard or pieces from a heavy box).
Attach the papers to the mat board and machine-stitch around the perimeter if you'd like.
 Next, adhere the papered jars to the front and back of the box with a strong adhesive 
(I used a quick drying glue). 

Fill the inside of your box with pretty shredded paper or tissue. This is also the perfect
 sized box if you would like to add a coffee mug filled with goodies.

On the front I attached one of the medium-sized pockets from the SN@P! Pockets and tucked a hand-written recipe inside...also a great spot for a gift card or note.

I glittered the chipboard tree and added some white pom poms.
 A pretty bow and we're all set for gift-giving! 

 My daughter and I made "Reindeer Munch" this year as part of our handmade gifts:
  •  2 bags of Bugles
  •  1 (10 oz) pkg pretzels
  •  2 cups mixed nuts
  •  2 (12 oz) pkg plain M&Ms (we use red and green) 
  • 2 (12 oz) pkg white chocolate chips
  •  3 TBSP vegetable oil
 In a very large bowl or two medium bowls, combine all of the dry ingredients 
(except white chocolate chips). Melt white chocolate chips with vegetable oil in a microwave-safe
 bowl for 2 minutes on medium power. Stir and continue the cooking time until the chips are melted.
 Pour over the dry mix and stir well. Allow to cool and then store in an air-tight container. 

You can find the paper products that I used at Simple Stories and the 
Jar Album Die is by Top Dog Dies.

I will see you all in a few days!  
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

2 comments:

  1. Hi Shellye! What a cute idea. I love the mason jar die-cut and the super cute pocket in back to tuck the recipes inside. Very sweet idea. I always enjoy being inspired!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  2. Such a darling idea and use for that die. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :)

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