we are officially just days away from christmas. wow! has december flown by! as these last few days before christmas approach us i will try to use this time to create some last minute handmade gifts for family and friends. i always feel that is the BEST part of the holiday season. extending appreciation and thoughtfulness to those amazing people around us with special handmade gifts that do not cost a lot of money, just a bit of time.
of course this year, ALL of my handmade gifts have all been graced with a touch of "heidi flair"...her GORGEOUS freebies that have been on her blog since the beginning of december. i am SO in love with each and every one, it is truly hard to pick a favourite! this week's freebie helped me to create a gift box of homemade cookies and it was the perfect added touch. oh what fun it is to create and play!
since extra time during the holiday season is often scarce, i decided to keep my project simple and completely "do-able". i came across this super cute gift box from my local dollar store, filled it with a batch of homemade cookies and used today's GORGEOUS Heidi Swapp FREEBIE to add that perfect finishing touch!
i simply printed out the freebie on my home computer, adjusting the scale to 70% and 50% on each of my print outs (as i printed out two copies). i then fussy cut them out, added the small tags as a banner and used the larger one for a tag. i then added some pink paislee artisan ribbons to the top that i misted with sweet cherry, tinsel and mint green colorshine. once those were adhered I added some seam binding ribbon to the other corner customized with the same three colors as the pink paislee artisan ribbons. of course nothing would be complete without some stars! the pink paislee artisan chipboard stars are perfect and added just what i needed with some more help from sweet cherry, tinsel and mint green colorshine.
simple and SO fun to create. I am excited to deliver my gift box and I hope you are inspired to print out today's freebie to create yourself a little something special and have some FUN! happiest of holidays to you. xoxo