Christmas Craft Projects


Make your own Mug/Cup gift box

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog. I just want to say that this will be my last post before Christmas! I just want to wish all my followers and very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a fantastic day. I will be back before he new year. Its surreal to think it will be Christmas in a couple of days.

Today i wanted to share this large gift box i made. I had bought a beautiful Mug for my Mam for Christmas but it didn’t come with a box. I wanted to create my own as i think it would be a much better way to gift it. Also it would protect the Mug from any chips etc.

I also created a kind of slot in holder so that the Mug can sit in the bottom of the box. This just stops the Mug from rolling around in the box & it also gives a more professional look to the box. Its really easy to make & i was so pleased with the finished project.

I decorated the top of my box with my favourite Poinsettia flowers. They are from simply made crafts & you can find the link in the description of my YouTube video.  Please check out the video, you can find the link at the end of this post. Below you will see the measurements in Metric & Imperial.

MEASUREMENTS 
CARD STOCK FOR THE BOX MEASURES 11 X 12″ YOU NEED 2 PIECES 
OR    27.9 CM X 30.4 CM
SCORE BOTH PIECES THE SAME @ 6″ , 10 1/2″  & 11″ ON THE SHORT SIDE 
OR    15.2 CM,  26.6 CM  &  27.9 CM 
SCORE ON THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″,, 5″  &  9 1/2″
OR    1.2 CM,  12.7 CM  &  24.1 CM 
BASE FOR THE CUP TO SIT IN MEASURES 7″ X 5 1/2″ 
OR    17.7 CM X 13.9 CM 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1/2″     OR     1.2 CM 
DESIGNER PAPER MEASURES 5 7/8″ X 4 3/8″   YOU NEED 3 PIECES 
OR    11.11 CM X 14.9 CM 
2 PIECES MEASURING 4 3/8″ X 4 3/8″     OR     11.11 CM X 11.11 CM 
MY CIRCLE DIE FOR THE CUP BASE MEASURED 3 1/4″ 

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Love Ann xx


Amazing 12 x 12″ Shadow Box Advent Calendar NO DIES REQUIRED!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you so much for popping by.
I am so proud of the project i have for you today! Its my own idea & i totally love it! Its a shadow box Advent Calendar. Its very easy to make & has the same concept as the Shadow Parcel boxes tutorial i did the other day. It does take a little bit of time to make but thats just because of all the little boxes you have to make. It holds 25 & they are very roomy so you can fit other things in as well as Chocolate/Treats.

I made this one for my Daughter & she loves it. I put her name along the bottom which i made from some alphabet dies i had in my stash. The numbers on the front of the boxes are also made from number dies. If you don’t have any number or letter dies you can maybe stamp them and heat emboss them. As the title states, you don’t need any dies for this project. You can choose to decorate your calendar anyway you like.

I made my boxes from card stock and then decorated them with patterned paper. You could of course just use patterned paper to make your boxes but then they won’t be as strong. It would cut down on time though. The choice is yours. If you use a nice quality thick paper it may be ok. The shadow box itself is made from 12 x 12″ patterned paper & i reinforced the back with a 12 x 12″ sheet of white card stock.

DIMENSIONS

FOR THE SHADOW BOX FRAME YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 12 X 4 1/2″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″,  1 1/2″,  2 1/2″ & 3 1/2″ DO THIS TO ALL 4 PIECES

YOU WILL NEED A 12 X 12″ PIECE OF PATTERNED PAPER & A 12 X 12″ PIECE OF CARD STOCK TO REINFORCE THE BACK.

BOXES

YOU NEED 15 BOXES MEASURING 8 1/4″ X 5 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2, 4, 6 & 8″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″, 2 1/2″ & 4 1/2″

EACH BOX NEEDS 5 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 7/8″ SQUARE

YOU NEED 9 BOXES MEASURING 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2,  3 3/4″,  5 3/4″  & 7 1/2″
SCORE THE SHORT @ 1/2″,  2 1/2″  &  4 1/2″

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 5/8″ X 2 7/8″ & 1 PIECE MEASURING 2 7/8″ SQUARE

YOU NEED 1 BOX MEASURING 7 1/4″ X 5 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 3/4″,  3 1/2″,,5 1/4″  & 7″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″,  2 1/4″,  &  4 1/4″

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 1 5/8″ X 1 5/8″

Bye for now

Ann xx


Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping over to my Blog today. I hope you are well and looking forward to Christmas!!
I have been a bit absent from Youtube lately as i have been anaemic again and also just taking a bit of a well earned rest! In the 4 years i have been doing this i have very rarely took a break. Anyway i am back now and have some fantastic projects lined up for you.

I am kicking it off with this gorgeous and very easy Fancy top gift box. I made mine to hold a small bottle of Wine ( 18.7 CL) This is perfect for an inexpensive Gift and looks so cool!. You could of course use it to gift Hand Cream, Shower Gel etc, whatever you prefer.

I came about this fancy closure by complete accident lol. I was making a box i made a couple of years ago called a Diamond top box. While i was making the tutorial i happened to make the fold wrong and came about this fold! So glad i did as i love it! I hope you do to.

MEASUREMENTS

BLACK CARD MEASURING 11 3/4″ X 9 1/2″   OR    29.8 CM X  24.1 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2 1/4″ & 10 1/4″  OR   5.7 CM X 26 CM
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2 1/4″ , 4 1/2″,  6 3/4″  &  9″   OR   5.7 CM,  11.4 CM,  17.1 CM & 22.8 CM

DESIGNER PAPER 

4 PIECES MEASURING 2″ X 7 3/4″   OR   5 CM X 19.6 CM
4 PIECES MEASURING 2 X 2″ CUT THESE INTO 4 TRIANGLES   OR   5 CM X 5 CM

Love Ann xx


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