Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hot Chocolate Gift Pack

My friend has a gingerbread house making party every year for the kids.  Her hubby puts together a bunch of graham wafer houses and then they supply a ton of candy, icing you name it... the kids have a blast.  Then afterwards when we go to pick up the kids, the adults are invited to stay for some appys.  I usually bring a small hostess/thank you gift.   Well this year I decided to do a little bit more and it all started with an ugly green crate I picked up at our free store....

First, I painted over the green with a burgundy.  I then cut out some letters with my Cricut to use as a stencil and I stencilled on the letters (why 'candy canes' you ask.... no reason... just wanted it to seem like an old crate that candy canes were packaged in at the North Pole...hehehe).  Then I distressed it a bit, you can see some of the green poking through.  Inside the package is some Homemade Hazelnut Hot Chocolate mix, some mini marshmallows, a jar of candy canes, some homemade dipped pretzel rods, some gourmet milk chocolate squares and some wrapped cinnamon sticks.  Of course I have some little PTI tags... I love the look of them as a nice little addition.  I have to admit... I LOVE the look of this and kind of want to keep it for myself!







This is for the Simon Says challenge - yesteryear; Critter Sketch - anything goes; I did it creations - anything goes; The City Crafter challenge - Vintage Christmas; Papertake Weekly - anything goes


Oh and some happy news I can share.... I am on The Cutting Cafe DT once again, looking forward to it, love Regina's stuff!

22 comments:

yyam said...

Oh how lovely! Has a really festive feel to it! Great job on upcycling the crate!

Jeanne said...

What a fabulous idea, Laurel. It looks fantastic! Your creativity definitely knows no bounds and I'm sure the recipients are thrilled!

Dora said...

This is fab...it is amazing! Wow Laurel!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is perfect! I love the look of this gift!

Ros said...

Wow! This looks amazing ... Is amazing! Thank you for playing along at CCCB

Julie E said...

I see why you want to keep this one!

Kristina said...

I love it too, I don't blame you for wanting to keep it ;)

Jay Gee said...

Your crate looks amazing - what a fantastic gift. Congratulations on the DT position.
:) Judith

Cheryl said...

WonderfuL! I would want to keep it too!

Sharli said...

Hi Laurel - it's awesome! How thoughtful you are!!!

Congrats on the DT assignment - I'm very happy about that!

Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is such a lovely gift set, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

lynn said...

oh my, laurel! this is beyond cute-love it!!

Alanna said...

What a fun little set. I can see why you want to keep it.

Alyssa S said...

This is fabulous! I would have a super hard time getting rid of it - too cute!

Carolyn said...

Too cute! I'd have a hard time parting with it too!

PetraB said...

What a festive box with all the goodies ... looks very inviting.

Minxy said...

What a cool transformation and a lovely gift idea, thanks for sharing.
Happy Christmas

shell said...

Oh wow this is fantastic I'd want to keep it for myself too. Thanks for joining us this week at papertake weekly.
Shell GDT xx

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Anything Goes Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Shelann said...

How fun and what a great gift, but I can't blame you for wanting to keep it.

Katarina said...

This is lovely. Thank you for joining the papertake weekly challenge.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful gift!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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