December is here! And that means a new challenge at Power Poppy. This month I get to be your hostess, and I wanted to give you a challenge that will make your gift giving easier. I called it Sweet Treats. As you think about those little gifts you give over the month, whether its a hostess gift, Christmas baking, a teacher gift, or those fun work gift exchanges, you want to give a sweet treat from the heart. That’s what this challenge is about. Create something that’s a sweet treat for someone you love, whether its a decorated bag, a tag, a gift card holder....it’s all up to you!
On Monday I did a whole post on the Power Poppy Blog for Inspire Me Monday with some other gift packaging ideas that might inspire you as well.
Today I put together a fun little jar of red m & m’s in a mason jar. There are so many ideas of what you can fill a mason jar with and I thought this one was pretty cute. It just means getting some red and green m & m’s, separate out the green ones, and then fill a jar with them. You could even use the green m & m’s for an elf themed jar. All I did was get a silver ribbon buckle, some black satin ribbon and glued it in to make the jar look like Santa’s belly. Perfect for your favourite chocolate lover.
I added a santa themed tag done with the adorable Power Poppy Action Santa set.
I thought I’d give you a better picture of the jar. I added a felt circle to the top of the jar, some sparkly white ribbon around the jar lid and then adhered a sparkly styrafoam ball for his pom pom. If I would have had some white yarn at home, I would have made a pom pom, but I just went with what I had on hand.
Here a couple of views of the tag. I used some embossing paste and a heart stencil to add some texture to the kraft card stock and then used a snowflake border (The Cat’s Pajamas) to the bottom of the tag. A little felt bow finishes it off.
A closer picture of the colouring on the tag. I stamped the image in Memento Gray Flannel ink so it would have a bit of a softer look to it. I added some glitter pen to the pom pom, Santa’s furry coat, the star and the snow.
So, now I’ll hand you over to the Bloom Brigade with some more inspiration, and then it’s your turn. Join us in the Sweet Treat challenge and you could win a Power Poppy set of your choice!
Christine Okken (you are here)