Monday, December 05, 2011

White Elephant

Today we are having a gift exchange at work. The kind where you bring something wrapped, you draw numbers and when it is your turn you choose a gift or perhaps steal one from someone else. Our spend limit is $10.00. If I wanted to make sure my gift was a hot ticket I would wrap up a bottle of wine or $10.00 in lottery tickets. Instead I made some items to go along with some fancy hand soaps and lotions.

You know you are a crafter when.... your gift begins with the wrapping, lol! I loved this idea from Tosha. Being fresh out of kraft bags, I used a white one I had. It was too WHITE to leave be, so I covered the front with some fabulous new October Afternoon papers. I apologize for the sorry photos! The top of the lid has the same paper that I used on the tag. I stitched. I added punched borders. I added sparkle. I spent way too much time on the wrapping. But it was fun.

The gingerbread man is a Sizzix die. I adhered the paper to a medium weight coaster before cutting it out. I "sugared" the whole tag with some glass glitter.

I included a matching magnetic list pad and a set of Hershey nuggets wrapped in a tin.

Making little gifts is so much fun!! Hopefully they will also be enjoyed by whoever gets them!


Cheryl said...

I predict this WILL be a hot ticket item! Nothing like the homemade touches!
Have fun, Tracy!

NickelNook said...

That's a beautiful set! :o)

ChristineCreations said...

Cute Tracy! We're doing White Elephant next week as staff, and this time it has to be something home-made. Great inspiration lady! :)

Kathy Martin said...

This is very cute! I sure wouldn't mind getting this White Elephant gift!!!! :)