12 days of Christmas crafts…day 11

 

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Mini gift box ornaments

 

Supplies needed:

Package of tiny gifts (at dollar stores and craft stores) you can also use little Styrofoam cubes.

Glue gun or tacky glue

Baker’s string or embroidery floss

Pretty paper

Scrap fabric

 

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Step 1- rewrap gifts in fabric or paper you like.

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Step 2- Once wrapped you can add ribbon to your gifts using baker’s string or embroidery thread. Add a hook and hang on tree.

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I made these little gifts as party favors for my Aunt’s birthday one year. I added little clay teddy bear figurines to go with it that were holding tiny vintage fabric flowers from the fifties. All the women in the family that attended the party got a little gift box and tiny clay bear.

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I used wooden cubes instead of Styrofoam. These would look adorable on your Christmas table for your guest to take home afterwards to hang on their trees.

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I also added a little poem that was on one of my aunt’s Christmas ornaments that she showed me from years ago. The little poem said:

 

This is a very special gift

That you can never open

The reason it’s so special is

It’s just for you from me

Whenever you are lonely

Or ever feeling blue

You only have to hold this gift

And know I think of you

You never can unwrap it

Please leave the ribbon tied

Just hold the box close to your heart

It’s filled with love inside.

 

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Leave a basket of these tiny little gifts by the door with a special poem to pass out to your love ones on Christmas day. With their bellies full send them home with a tiny box of love. My grandma (father’s side) always had extra gifts on Christmas day to hand out to anyone that showed up at her door that she wasn’t expecting and sure enough, someone like a neighbor or old friend would show up when we were all there (10 kids and over 20 grandkids) and Grandma would hand them a wrapped gift along with some of her homemade German Christmas bread like she always knew they were coming. So have an  extra gift or something by the door this Christmas…you never know.

 

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