Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you're surrounded by loved ones wherever you are. We're lucky enough to have lots of family close by, so we'll be celebrating all day long with both of our families. Last night we had Christmas Eve dinner with my extended family and I made some little treat boxes for all the families in attendance.



I used the Pencil Box template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff, printed on some Christmas paper from my stash and filled with miniature Reese's peanut butter cups. I used a packet of Cloud 9 paper I got on clearance after Christmas last year, got the Reese's on sale (4 bags for $10), and found a gorgeous 25 yd roll of sheer eggshell ribbon at the Craft Warehouse for $3.50. So when I figured it out, including candy, the consumables for the entire project only cost $1.29 per gift. I'd guesstimate that's a lot less than most cards I make! LOL :) And they were a big hit!

The boxes hold 12 miniature Reese's, stacked 2 high. There's enough in each bag of candy to finish 3 boxes with a few to munch on for inspiration while you're putting things together! ;-) I punched little circles stamped with snowflakes to decorate the top row. For an example of what the inside looks like you can reference this earlier post from the first time I used the template, except I used snowflakes instead of letters.

For the circular tag, I stamped the circle from the Seasons of Love - Tags set by Waltzingmouse Stamps and then used a solid snowflake from Frosty Flakes and the Merry Christmas sentiment from O Christmas Tree.

Okay, that's it from the home front. Hope you're enjoying all the blessings of the season! Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments

  1. oh, these are sooo cute and to make them with family, how fun....wishing you a blessed Christmas!

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    enjoy *~*

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  2. These are wonderful, Julee! So much yummier than pencils!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  3. just stoppin' by to wish you a merry christmas.

    squirrellyshirley

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  4. So pretty, Julee!! Who wouldn't love these!?!

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  5. How sweet!!!
    Very cute!!!
    Is one of those coming my way???

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  6. i love these! What a great idea!!!!

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  7. I was looking at those very pencil box templates the other day thinking they would be great gifts for my students! Maybe next year! Happy New Year!

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  8. I love the soft sponging. Beautiful, bright colors. :)

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