Saturday, December 04, 2010


Hello everyone!!! I wanted to stop by tonight and post a project I've been working on the past few days. They're really quick and easy to make, but I've had kiddos to take to and from work, chores *blech*, and bill paying. And speaking of bills, everyone needs a way to save on money during the holiday season. There never seems to be enough to go around anymore. So for this project I call it, 5 Under $5. Because that's all it would take to make these five boxes and even a few more actually.
 You can find the Candy Cane Holder Box..Template/Cutting File at The Cutting Cafe for ONLY $2.25. With that $2.25 you get 4 different Box templates. The Christmas tree box shown I used the Christmas Tree Goodie Bag and traced it on to the solid box template. It costs only $1.50!! For the embellishments, I used ribbons that I already had on hand, that I had picked up from the Dollar Tree and Big Lots for $1, and little Jingle Bells that I had in my stash that I had got from Wal-mart a while back. The little Christmas ornament balls, I picked up at Target for $1and there's 16 in each tube. So for about $4.75 I was able to make these cute little boxes with different types of Candy Canes in each one. And the papers, I already had on hand as well.
The good thing is, you could fill each one with whatever you'd like, and use whatever embellishments and papers you already have on hand, saving even MORE money!!! 
I hope you like them and that it inspires some money saving creativity for you this holiday season!!
Thanks for looking as always! 
DCWV - The Glitter Christmas Stack
Target - 16pc Ornament Set
Horizon - Jingle Bells
Dollar Tree Decorative Bell Garland - 16 pk
Darice - Tinsel Stems
Stickles - Tiara, Platinum, Lime Green, Candy Cane
Big Lots, Dollar Tree - $1 Ribbon
I'm entering these boxes in the following challenges - 
2 Sisters Challenges - Sparkly Christmas
Mami Doodles - Gift Items
Creative Belli Blog - "R" embellishments (I Used Ribbon)
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Not Another Card Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Christmas but NOT a card


Regina Easter said...

GOOD GRIEF... a whole bunch of goodness oh my...can't choose a everything....hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh Wowza!!! and yummmy! ;o)
Fabulous work Hun!
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

Mina said...

wow these are brilliant Jeri and so beautifully made...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Maria Matter said...

fabulous idea, they're gorgeous Jeri!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

These are FABULOUS!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!

tiggertastic said...

what special and wonderfull little treats, fantastic work hun Thanks for playing along with CCC


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! These are so pretty, and they are ecomical to make, too! Perfect!!!

Kym Weber said...

Jeri, these are spectacular! The papers are absolutely gorgeous! Love the ornaments and bells on each one! And your bows are perfect! Outstanding job! Love them!

Luv ya,

scrapn_momof2 said...

These are just spectacular Jeri. I love them all. What great little gifts.

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Jerri, These are just adorable. I just used that template from Cutting Cafe, thanks to Kym, and made 12 boxes last night. Hope you don't mind if I use some of the designs for your tops. I'll have a little gift for you to pick up at my blog on Thursday. Thanks for becoming a follower and for the great inspiration from your blog. Merry Christmas! "Hugs" Carol

Lori said...

Your boxes are darling! And great ideas for saving a little money at Christmas!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! I think my favorite is the one with the candy cane cut out on front!!! They are all so awesome!! What a fabulous idea for putting gifts in. You're so creative. :)

Mami Doodles said...

Lovely presents! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.



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