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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Craft Ideas

A lot of times we give cookies, candy and other treats for gifts.

Here are a couple of ways to give them to people.

Make paper cones and fill them with goodies.

Gather supplies, such as card-stock paper, construction paper, Christmas stationary or scrap-booking paper (take your pick), ribbons, scissors, glue, double sided tape, stapler and other pretties you might like to include.

Cut your paper into a square shape so it will fold into a cone easily. You can use regular scissors or the fancy ones that cut with a pretty edge. Glue together the edges and staple at the top. You can cover up the staple later with a decoration of your choice.

Cut a strip of paper, glue a ribbon on it and attach it to the top as a strap. Cut tissue paper and fold into a cone shape, fold up the bottom of it and insert into the cone.

Decorate them any way you like. You can use ribbons, buttons, stickers, etc. depending upon who the recipient is. Fill with candy, cookies, gift cards or other small items. They would be nice to leave in the mailbox for the mailman, a neighbor, kids or grand kids, etc.

Another unique way to gift goodies is to get one of those plastic  storage boxes that is divided into small sections. Make sure you use one where the sections are not too tiny. You can make your own box of candy for giving and the container can later be used by the recipient to store items in. Below is one that I keep beads in.

Use your imagination to decorate it. I used decorative paper, cut it to size and attached it to the top. I used double sided tape so it could later be taken off easily. I attached a large ribbon around the sides (again using double sided tape. Be sure to put the tape around the corners.) I made a poinsettia for the top and a nice gift tag.

Again, decorate the containers the way you want to decorate them.  I used materials I already had on hand.

Fudge, holiday m & m's, peanut butter blossom cookies, Hershey's kisses, or my snowball cookies I gave you the recipe for in an earlier post, would all fit nicely into the divided sections of this storage box. Put in an assortment of cookies and candies, instead of putting in all of the same type. These boxes come in different sizes, so you can use any size you want.

I think this would be much better than buying and giving a store bought box of candy.

Hope you enjoyed my ideas. Happy crafting!

REMEMBER, to enter my give a way in the previous post! I will also be adding home made Christmas ornaments to the prize.


  1. These are such good ideas!! I especially like the box that can be used again.

  2. Great Ideas Janet.. I'm not to creative when it comes to crafts but I love these..Susie

  3. Sometimes wrapping presents can be an artform in itself ... These are so pretty!

  4. Clever and thoughtful ideas, Janet, and I love the photo on your site.

  5. Hi Janet! I love the paper cones, what a neat idea! They are so pretty and could hold all kinds of things. I also like the storage box. I would have especially loved to have received one of those when I was a kid! I hope you have a lovely afternoon! Delisa :)

  6. What a creative idea for giving all those good treats at Christmas! I love the box idea!

  7. I'm making cookies for neighbors, but I just bought clear goodie bags. I'll tie a ribbon around them. Not nearly as crafty as you. Sigh.

    Happy Weekend!

  8. These are really cute ideas, Janet!

  9. great craft ideas! Will you do me afavor and please leave a comment on my blog this weekend? Thanks

  10. Oh, I just love the paper cone idea! I'm halfway through my Christmas baking and those will be perfect!

  11. Really wonderful ideas, Janet! Those colorful cones are great! And I enjoyed the use of the plastic container box for the candy too! Thanks!

    Thanks too for your comments on my blog!

  12. These are really great Christmas gift ideas. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas with us. What a unique way to give presents during the holidays. You are so talented, Janet and have such creative ideas.

  13. I love the idea of the divided container. I love baking during the holidays. I just need more in-person friends to give the treats to.

  14. Love it-and its so perfect for kids to help with too!

    (I just can't get over your header-talk about one in a million picture-you got one!)


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