Thrifty gifty

I tried to give money neutral gifts when possible this year and hopefully I’ll improve on this in 2012. Here are some of my Christmas gifts.
I made my mum some Pandora style jewellry (shame I forgot to take photos as I was in a rush!!). Then I made this chest of drawers box so the drawers had the necklace, bracelet and different colour beads in it.

The paper with the Lily heart was one I had designed in Craft artist.
I’m entering this for Just add ink- fancy packaging

Next is another idea which is very MSE! Last year I bought some friends Christmas Coffee from M&S which was quite expensive and the packaging was a boring bag! This year I got the same coffee but made these mug holders for it. One bag of coffee was split into 3 bags making 3 pressies from each bag!

The papers are from Cocoa latte in Craft artist. The ribbons I used were saved when I cut them out of new clothes! I added buttons (also saved from old clothes) to act as a stopper on the tags.

I made these boxes to hold 2 chocolate bars each for my youngish cousins.

 I personalised them with their names. Forgot to take the photo before I tied the ribbon!

I would like to enter the following challenges
That craft place- sweet treats in pastels (chocolate in boxes decorated with pastels 😉 )
ooh-la-la-creations- anything but a card
paper sundaes challenge- celebrate
sparkles forum challenges- anything but a Christmas CARD!
pennys challenges- holiday gifts

5 thoughts on “Thrifty gifty

  • December 31, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    What a great take on the challenge!
    Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place challenge!
    Good luck.
    Lisa xx

  • December 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    These are just fabulous gifts! Thank you for sharing them with us!

  • January 2, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Fabulous gifts!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  • January 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

    What absolutely wonderful gifts! I am sure all the recipients loved them! 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS and Happy New Year! 🙂
    Lizy DT x

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