Wednesday, December 21, 2011

*Have a Holly Jolly Christmas*

Holiday Projects
by Nicole Nowosad

Since it is almost Christmas..... and you may have a few minutes on your hands... cause I am sure everyone is done all their shopping, baking, wrapping...etc... right? Well, if youdo have a few creative minutes this week, I thought I would share with you a bunch of holiday projects all made with the Holly Jolly line from Echo Park.

All of the projects can be made in 30 minutes or less and are a great way to use up some of your supplies too! I find that I am forever wanting new and more new seasonal lines - so this year I was determined to use up what I have - so next year, I can go crazy again!

So, here we go - first project up is a few quick gift card envelopes:

Really, all you need to do is take a 4" x 7" strip of Holly Jolly paper and make some quick folds! I stitched around the outside, but you could use some tacky tape, or another strong adhesive too to make the pockets. Embellish with some of the Holly Jolly Stickers or Chipboard shapes - even a journalling card and some bling ! Tie some Twinery baker's twine around the top and you are done!

Next up is a quick little gift jar for candy, etc.:

Take a mason jar, just add ribbon or twine; a sticker and the Maya Road Wood Snowflakes and some bling- fill with some yummy goodies and share !

Time for some quick decorations right? Here is a SUPER quick project that I am sure you have seen on the 'net:

I will be making more of these for next year! My kids even helped ;)
 Dust off those punches out and get to work! Punch a bunch of various shapes and papers - stitch together with your trusty sewing machine into a banner and hang! I added a few snowflake and xmas trees to mine too.
Add in a little glitter paper for sparkle too. Love the sparkle. ;)

One last project a little hanging project:

Just fold a few rosette/accordian circles and add a glitter snowflake and some chipboard letters.. hot glue to some tied ribbon and voila!

Hope you are inspired to make a few last minute projects this week as the countdown to Christmas has begun!!
Supplies used:
Twinery - Baker's Twine
Maya Road - Wood Snowflakes

Now - go check out the store and all the deals - there are daily stocking stuffer deals going on right now!

Happy Holidays!


Kathy Skou said...

These are so much fun!TFS

Michelle said...

Beautiful projects! Love those gift card envelopes!

Gisèle said...

Lovely projects Nicole:)

dlwidder said...

Wonderful Holiday projects! Thanks for the fab inspiration!

Tanya said...

TOTALLY gorgeous!!