Month: November 2013

Hanukkah Gift Boxes

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Gift Boxes for Hanukkah

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The original idea

Supplies Needed:

  • Small pre-made boxes (I used wedding favor boxes)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Gros Grain ribbon (3/8″ x 18′)
  • Double-sided Mounting Squares
  • Sissors
  • Small Square Gift Tags (I used Martha Stewart’s)
  • Number Stickers

Step One:

Assemble the favor box as seen below:

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Now make seven more šŸ™‚

Step Two:

Using the small square gift tags, number stickers, and double-sided mounting squares create eight tags, one for each night of Hanukkah.

Step Three:

Appling the double-sided mounting squares

Step Four:

Applying the ribbon

Ā Step Five:

Add the number tags to the back side of the box

Step Six:

Fill your gift boxes:Ā I used geltĀ (chocolate coins) andĀ dreidels

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah gift boxes
Hanukkah gift boxes

Bow Ties

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My husband is really into bow ties. It’s adorable. He asked me if I had a pattern to make him a bow tie. I though, Well, I have a patternĀ for a regular tie, it must have a bow tie pattern too right? Wrong. After searching my patterns we came up negative on the bow tie pattern.

Figuring I could find one on the interwebs, I went to Google. And what do you know? I found this awesome link!

I think there may be many, many bow ties in our future šŸ˜‰

Thanksgiving Decor

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Hello ladies and gents!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I took some time to sit down and make up a few decorations for our upcoming feast.

This installment we will be making a wreath and mantle/sideboard decor.

The Wreath

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You will need:

  • Wreath (I recycled the grape vine wreath I had on the door already)
  • Scissors
  • Wheat
  • Twist Ties
  • Ribbon
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Step 1: The first thing I did was to trim down the bushels of wheat. The stalks are obviously too long for this wreath. Twist tie each bushel together towards the middle of the stalks. Do this for each of your bushels of wheat. Save the left over stalks!

Step 2: Lay the bushels of wheat out over your wreath to determine the look you want. I went with the bushels crossing at the bottom of the wreath.

Step 3: Twist tie the two bushels together when they cross to keep them from sliding apart.

Step 4: Attach wheat to the wreath, again using twist ties. I did this in three places to make sure that the wheat would not fall off the wreath; the center when the bushels cross, and up near the top of the bushels latching about half of the bushel to the wreath.

Step 5: I took my ribbons and tied them around the wreath where the bushels crossed to covered the twist ties holding the whole thing together. You can let them hang long or tie into a bow.


Mantel/Sideboard DĆ©cor

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This is a simple solution for those left over stalks.

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Wheat
  • Twist Ties
  • Ribbon

Step 1: Gather the left over stalks from the wheat making two piles.

Step 2: Twist tie the stalks together about 3/4 of the way up the stalks. Make two stalk bushels.

Step 3: Wrap wide brown ribbon around the stalk bushels covering the twist tie. Secure with tape or glue.

Step 4: Tie a bow around the brown ribbon using the smaller orange ribbon.

Stand them up and ta da! Add to your table as a centerpiece. I flanked our Thanksgiving turkey on the sideboard.


Happy crafting!

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