Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas cornucopia's

Here are some cornucopia's I am making to put little gifts in for family and friends.  Every year I try to come up with something fun and different to present my little gifts in.  I was at Craft Warehouse and spotted these little paper mache' cornucopia and for a $1 could not resist.  Are they not fun. 

Now to see if I can decorate all 20 somewhat differently by the next week or so.  To decorate them I decided to use whatever Christmas stuff I had instead of purchasing the new paper's and ribbons.  It is becoming quite the challenge.

Here is a close up of the flower on the front.  I used tattered angel's mist on a white flower.

These rosette's are made with Tim Holtz's new die.  They are fun and easy to make. 

Now as the Christmas holiday becomes ever closer I tend to pick up the pace when it comes to creating my packages.  I wish I could have all these made a head of time; but I am always working right up to the deadline every year.  I wait until it is almost time to give out my gifts before I get started on my wrappings.  I guess I just work better under a deadline.  That is my story and I am keeping to it. 

I hope you enjoy this time of year.  Try not to get to wrapped up in the expense of the holiday season.  Look at what you can create.  Make something whether it's the packaging or the gift itself.  It is personal and made with love.  Though purchased gifts are awesome; there is something about opening a gift that someone has made with you in mind.  Just something to think about. 


paperqueen said...

They are beautiful! I don't have to worry much about wrappings. Most of the folks I swap gifts with are NOT artsy. After working like a dog one year, ages ago, on the perfect wraps, I cringed to see them torn off and discarded. Never again! Now it's cheapo gift bags from the dollar store for that crew. LOL!

Sue Young said...

I love these Tracy!Beautiful!