Friday, December 20, 2013

gift it out!

Today is the last day of school for my kids - I can't believe I made it! ha. If you are looking for last minute packaging ideas, this post is possibly, maybe for you.

I wonder what I ever did for Christmas crafting BS (before silhouette.) That machine has been my life-saver this week.

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The kids' teachers all got Starbucks gift cards this year - I was feeling the pinch of time, and when my husband shrugged, "just throw money at them" I felt so much relief.  I always feel pressured to hand-make everything!  Once that pressure was relieved, I did the most logical thing: spent an entire day on the packaging. ha ha.

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My friend Laurie made similar packaging, and I couldn't get over the cute-factor of a starbucks-shaped-tag on a starbucks-cup.  I added a little hanging tag at the top by welding together a rectangle and circle shape.  Adding the pair of pom-poms to each cup was the real time-consumer, but they look so cozy.  I have a pom-pom obsession this year.

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Maia's preschool class was treated to these reindeer packages.  I don't like to give preschoolers too much candy (they get a little sugar-crazy, can I get an amen?) but a fun package could distract them from the fact that they are only getting 4 tiny treats.  I used the silhouette again - to cut the reindeer.

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all 10 of them.

We like to give other little gifts - to the bus driver, the school's secretary - so the kids and I packaged cookies from the cookie exchange like this:

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poor Thomas, posing for his mama at 6:45am right before school.  If you want to whip up a few decorated lunch bags, we got this idea from the amazing Lisa Storms.  I love that this craft was easy enough for the kids to take and make their own.

Until next time,

♥.

10 comments:

  1. These are just awesome Elena!! The Starbucks coffee cup tags are such a brilliant touch, and so is the cookie packaging, but I just can't get over those cute little reindeer - they are too adorable!! I have to lol at how you still hand made all that after not having to hand make the gifts, lol!

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  2. Oh such darling projects! Thank you for the inspiration!! ♥

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  3. The teachers and all must love these! Simply fun and very festive. Worth all the work!! Bev

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  4. Wow! Your kids' teachers must be over the moon with all these wonderful gifts!!
    (there's no such tradition over here) :/ :)
    Wonderful gift wrap, love all these ideas! Beautiful job!!
    Happy holidays!

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  5. All of your gifts are so creative Elena! I have to say that I LOVE that you spent the whole day packaging and playing with your Silhouette. Merry Christmas!

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  6. C'est vraiment splendide, bravo !!! Moi qui adore les rennes, je suis ravie ! :D

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  7. Love what you did here! Those pom's are adorable!!

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  8. Oh those are such cute ideasd. The pom poms were totally worth the time

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  9. These were great! Love the cute reindeer.

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