Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Baking and Crafting - All Night Long

Hi all, hope you are all doing wonderful.  I am officially on my Holiday Vacation.  I have no access to any crafting whatsoever, so I thought it would be a good time to update the blog on all the Holiday projects I have completed.  

I thought I would start with the baking and crafting that I did a couple days after Thanksgiving.  My girlfriend came over around 9:00am in the morning and we went to a spinning class to get our blood flowing.  After that we spent 13 hours baking and decorating 2 dozen each of 12 different types of cookies.  Basically we bake our own cookie swapp.  It is a really fun day/night with lots of wine, laughter, and of course great tasting goodies.  During the afternoon, her family came over to have a sleep-over.  The next morning is spent packaging the cookies into gifts.  Her is what that looks like:

This year we let the kids help with the crafting.  They each made some gift tags to go on the packages.  They came out cute and the kids were really excited that they got to use adult crafting supplies.  Here are what the packages looked like when we were done:

We used a variety of different packages.  I think one of my favorites was the mason jars.  They were easy to embellish, with just a little scrapbook paper for the top.  Another one of my favorites, was the tubes of cookies that we did.

This is actually and up-cycling project.  The tube is the packaging that Silhouette uses for its premium vinyl.  It was the perfect diameter to fit cookies that were made with a tablespoon scoop.  We just chose some pretty scrapbook paper to wrap around the outside, some ribbon and a tag.  Easy and a great way to recycle packaging.

Well that is all I have for you today.  I will have a couple more projects to share before the holidays.  Oh and I am super excited because I got my December Daily Album done!!!!  Can't wait to share that with you.  Have a great day.

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