Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Quickies

I’ve got two quick projects for you today.  One you can make for yourself or give as a gift.  The other can hold a gift ~ specifically, a gift card.  First up is a gift card holder I made using an Altoid tin.

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I keep these tins on hand when they are empty because they just beg to be dressed up and reused.  Plus, you are recycling in the best way possible.  I took some Christmas scrapbook paper and traced the inside bottom portion for sizing.  I cut two pieces and this paper happened to be reversible so I got to use one piece of scrapbook paper.

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Mod Podge one piece and put in the inside cover.  I used craft scissors to cut a little more decoration into the one that was going on the outside top and then attached that with Mod Podge. 

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Once they dry, put a coat of Mod Podge over the top of both.  The red of the tin works well for this particular project, but you could paint these with paint that works for metal.  You could also apply ribbon around the base part, but I just left mine.

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Best thing is that a gift card fits perfectly inside!  The second project is  using those pretty little decorative frames you can find in the dollar bins at Michaels.  I’ve been picking up a few every so often. 

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I used the same scrapbook paper for the insert on this and then used the JOY scrabble tile letters I picked up at the antique store recently. 

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I applied them with hot glue, added a ribbon and you’ve got something to hang from a cabinet knob, door, as an ornament, just about anywhere.  I found that the stands on these frames don’t do well being turned hence the ribbon.

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Great little project to keep for your own d├ęcor or to give as a gift.

Kathy

27 comments:

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

Great ideas! My favorite is the frame with JOY.

Dee

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Oh, Kathy, you have been so busy and so clever. I just looked at your last few posts (how did I miss them all?!) and love all of your ideas--the rub-on ornaments, and the fudge(!). I don't know how you're getting everything done!

Okio B Designs said...

Really cute ideas!

Jeanine

Karena said...

Kathy really great ideas. I love your use of the Altoid tins for gift cards!

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xoxo
Karena

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Great projects Kathy!

Stitchfork said...

You are one busy Christmas elf with all these cute projects!
xo Cathy

Richella said...

Kathy, these are wonderful ideas! Thank you so sharing these--your timing is perfect, I think, for many of us need some late-breaking projects, and we need them to be small actually doable. These fill the bill perfectly!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love both of those projects Kathy..

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sooo-cute! I love these projects! You've been a busy elf! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

Krista said...

I love these ideas Kathy! So creative:) Thanks for sharing friend:) Merry Christmas!

Ruby Jean said...

So Cute... I LOVE that little Frame with Joy!!!

Gail said...

Great ideas Kathy! I loved them both.

Enjoy your weekend,
Gail

Michele Smith said...

Really cute ideas!

sissie said...

Cute projects Kathy. I love the little frames.

I think I'm through crafting Christmas stuff for now and need a break. Oh how we can get caught up wanting to make everything we see here in Blogland!

hugs
Sissie

Jodie said...

Love the Altoids tin. I was just at Kohl's getting gift cards. Perfect!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

HI, Kathy! Thanks for liking our Christmas tree! And thanks for visiting! Talk about recycling! This is a really neat idea! Thanks for sharing! ~Zuni

Debbie said...

Great ideas all the way around.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Kathy so very fun! Love homemade gifts too!

Marla and Steve said...

These are great ideas!! Love the simple, yet adorable crafts.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love the little gift card box idea! Thanks for sharing!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabulous ideas Kathy!

Merry Christmas!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What great ideas, Kathy! So clever and really cute, too! I'm gonna file those two away for future use! Linda

Pamela said...

Too cute Kathy! I love um! I have some of those ornaments from Michaels as well.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Perfect gift card holder! Amazing that it's the perfect size for a gift card! You always have the best projects!

Cindy Adkins said...

Merry Christmas, Kathy!!!! I love your projects!!! I have a giveaway going on if you'd like to enter!
XO
Cindy

Sue said...

I always thought those little tins would be perfect for something! But I am not very talented in the crafting project area, so no way I'd think of this! LOL
Are the letters from Jean's booth?

Amy Anderson said...

Kathy look at all of these cute projects! You are amazing. I love that Altoid tin.

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