Monday, December 5, 2011

My Craft Spot Ch #36 - Christmas Treats Packaging

The holiday season is here!!  Are you ready for it?  I'm so far behind this year but I keep working away to get everything done in time!  Today we have a fun challenge starting at My Craft Spot to encourage the Christmas Spirit!  We are challenge you to make Christmas treats packaging for family, friends and neighbors! 
My project this week is treat packaging for my family and though it is not completely finished, I have finally completed enough to have it hang in my home ready!  I decided this will be a work in progress since it will be used for years to come!!  I've wanted for many years to make a homemade advent calendar for my girls.  I can never find one in the stores that suits our style so this year I finally got started on it!  Here is what I have finished for this year! 

I started out with a pack of American Crafts Solid Christmas Colors.  I made 24 different sized boxes.  I then added a layer with Echo Park Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad which I purchased from Pumpkin Spice

I used American Crafts Sparkles tickers for the numbers on each box and added My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine for embellishments.  I plan on adding more embellishments for next year and I would like to cover the background too. 

 The boxes are adhered to a glass door that came off of a bathroom stand.  I removed the door last spring because I was worried the girls were going to break it.  My husband has been calling me a hoarder for keeping it but I knew I could use it for something!  Now I have found its re-purpose! 

 The boxes are held onto the frame with velcro.  I thought it would make it easier to fill and also store after Christmas.  I needed to add some helmar zapdots so the boxes sit nicely but I left the backings on them so they are not stuck to them.  The boxes are filled with fun stuff like glue sticks (which we go through like crazy), stickers, stampers, notepads, chapstick, tissues, and even a few mini lalaloopsy dolls all in sets of three so each girl gets a treat each day!  So far they have been thrilled with every little treat they have received! 

Below are some close-ups!

Please join us this week at My Craft Spot for our Christmas Treats Packaging challenge!  Make sure you check out the Design Teams inspiration too!!  I'm still finishing up Christmas gifts so I can't wait to see everyones projects this week!  I am also going to Link this up at Pumpkin Spice with their Echo Park Holiday Projects Blog Hop!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Amy said...

This is soooo cute! I just love how you did this advent calander! :)Amy

Jayne said...

Such a pretty advent calendar.Love how you've embellished the boxes.
Jayne x

Rachel said...

great advent! the ones in the stores never look right to me either, this is such a great repurpose idea. the boxes look great :)

-rachel w k

Beckie said...

What an awesome project!! I love it. Such an original advent.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Doris P. said...

WOW!!! love it!! creative - you are and memories for years to come!! Doris

Sherrie K. said...

Great advent calendar! Cute idea and I am sure the girls love it. You are a way ccol Mom:)
Sherrie K

Cricut Couple said...

This is one of the coolest projects I have ever seen! Amazing!!!

Kate said...

This is FABULOUS, Amber! How fun for your girls as they count down to Christmas. And what a great way to re-purpose that door!

June Houck said...

I *LOVE* your advent calendar, Amber! So pretty :)

June Houck said...

Hi Amber,

(I'm back again!)

I know it is a super busy time of year and I am not sure if you would even be interested, but I would personally be THRILLED if you applied for the SPS DT!

Details here:

Angie said...

Oh, I love this!! Great use of the door as well!! No doubt your girls will have very fond memories of this! I sure have missed seeing your work while I was on my moving hiatus! Glad to be back and will be checking out your posts reguarly again!

Cely said...

omigosh, this is so clever! :) got your card in the mail today! soooo cute! :) thanks so much. Merry christmas to you and your beautiful family!

JulieK said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Amber! Hope you're doing well.