I am very excited to be invited to do a segment on Good Things Utah on Wednesday for Imaginisce. I'll be featuring ideas for Simple Christmas Neighbor Gifts. Best part is that you can make these with very little effort and all of them feature the Gingerbread Village border paper...
Christmas Fudge Gift Idea
This has been one of my favorites over the years and couldn't resist sharing these with everyone. It's super simple and only requires those large candy bars, like a Hershey's bar or Symphony bar. Wrap it with some Cottage Christmas paper and print out the poem (download your copy below).
|love the shiny "sticker glass" on this project|
Christmas Fudge Poem
Bucket of Popcorn
My families favorite thing ever are those big buckets of popcorn for Christmas. But when I saw these fun clear paint buckets at Ben Franklin (or Roberts...can't remember) I had to put caramel corn in it and dress it up a little. Again, I've only used a strip of the border paper, added a ruffle and center fan folded flower piece and voila, a darling gift for a friend or neighbor!
I'm going to post a tutorial on how to recreate this fun embellishment next week on my blog...come back and visit to learn how easy these are to recreate!
|Love making these lolli flowers and the ruffled ribbon was the perfect finishing touch under the cardstock sticker!|
Washer and Dryer Gift Idea
A good friend of mine, Andrea McAllister gave this darling gift out to her neighbors last year and I had to copy it! In fact, I started shopping for clearance dish clothes and hand towels I could use for this. But it's the darling poem that makes this gift rock. Scroll down to download a copy of the poem to reprint!!
|I used my i-rock tool to add a little BLING to my projects!|
Download a copy of this poem to reprint for your neighbor gifts.
Washer and Dryer Neighbor Gift Poem
Fillable Paint Bucket Instructions
This project was the one that we showed and assembled on air. The directions are on the Good Things Utah website, but here's the information for my readers as well. I'll post the GTU video as soon as it is available.
2 - Gingerbread Village 12x12 Paper
1 - Swirly Snowflakes 12x12 Paper
1 - Holly Jolly Sticker Stacker
1 - Glitz Snowflakes
1 - Holiday Garland Ribbon
I-rock Mirror Glam Rocks
Red, Green, White 3” Tulle, Bazzill Basics
- Trim one 12” and one 6” piece of the the gingerbread house border strips and adhere together to make a long strip. You will need two sheets of this paper to create a strip long enough to wrap around the paint bucket.
- Trim two 1 x 12” and two 1 x 6” strips of the Swirly Snowflakes paper with scallop scissors or punch along one edge
- Adhere one 6” and one 12” strip of the red scallop border strip together and then adhere to the bottom edge of gingerbread village border strip.
- Adhere a second 6” and 12” strip of the red scallop border together that will be used along the bottom edge of the paint bucket.
- Add some bling! Use the i-rock tool and mirror glam rocks to heat set a gem to each scallop.
- Adhere gingerbread strip along top edge of bucket and red scallop border along bottom of paint bucket.
- Place “holiday Wishes” sticker stacker to top of bucket.
- Use i-rock to embellish sticker.
- Add Glitz Snowflake to sticker stacker.
- Tie tulle and Holiday Garland ribbon to handle of paint bucket as shown.
- Add candy cane or small ornament to complete!
Hot cocoa is a big hit at our house during the winter and we never have enough of it. How easy is it to take your scraps of paper and wrap the containers. I then tied some of my bakers twine around the container and strung Holiday Wishes Chipboard Stickers and a candy cane to the front. Note: You'll want to peal the adhesive backing off the chipboard stickers and punch a hole through the top!
Cookie Box Gift Idea
Fill a plain box with treats you purchased or made and wrap it with one of the paper border strips, add a little bling with your i-rock tool and embellish with rub-ons and stickers.
post about it on their blog and I found out it's part of their "So Delish" Collection.
3 Holiday Traditional 6x6 Mini Album KITS with an i-rock tools (you need one to complete the album)! This giveaway of course is sponsored by Imaginisce and this is how you can enter!
1. Go check out the 12 Days of Christmas posts on the Imaginisce Blog and let us know what you've like the most!
2. Follow my blog (and leave a little comment LOVE)
3. Follow Imaginisce's blog
Enter a comment for each thing you complete! We'll announce the winner on Monday, December 9th.
What a gorgeous way to make your gifts pretty and festive :)
Oh my heck. Too cute Lori. You have outdone yourself this time!
Love the cute ideas. Especially love the washer and dryer. How fun.
<3 them all. thanks for sharing!
PS: I follow your blog as well as Imaginisce!
I just made a paint can last night! I use those as gift card holders and candy! Never thought about pop corn!! SO CUTE!!! I already follow both blogs!!
Those are just tooo cute, must use the washer & dryer one!! Thanks
I am a follower of yours and Imaginisce!!
Such cute gift ideas! Those poems are great!
Thanks for the inspiration!!
1) I love the 12 days of Christmas Advent calendar on the Imaginisce Blog
Lori - These are all really cute gift ideas. TFS!!
2) Following your blog now...so well designed and full of goodness !
3) been a follower of Imaginisce blog for some time (don't kno why more people don't)
So many cute ideas! Can't wait to see you on GTU tomorrow. Break a leg! Love you.
Loving all the Christmas ideas. Wish I had time to make them all. I want to make the advent calendar with the boxes. I have to buy the cheap ones for my kids every year (and the chocolate isn't all that good). I would love to be able to fill the boxes with other treats and candies to surprise them everyday. Love both blogs. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!
Have been following you for a little while already!!!! Love the poems on your creations. I am so going to use the fudge/chocolate bar one!!! Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!
I have been a follower for the Imaginisce blog for a while too!!
I love the mitten wreath, it's my favorite from the blog. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.
I am a new follower, can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.
Thanks for sharing.
I already follow Imaginisce Blog. Thanks again.
all of these projects are amazing thanks for sharing!
i am a follower of your blog.
i am a follower of the Imaginisce blog!
What wonderful ideas!! Thanks so much for the downloads. I love the wreath that Tomomi shared on the Imaginisce blog.
I already follow your blog....so many fab ideas!!
And, I follow the Imaginisce blog.
Thanks for the chance to win!!
Love all the great gift ideas! You sure have been busy. My fave so far is the wreath. Thanks for sharing!
I'm already following! Thanks!
I'm following Imaginisces too! Thanks!
Girl your projects are awesome!!! You're going to do a fabulous job tomorrow!!!!
Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Have fun!
These are totally gorgeous...TFS ♥
I am a follower of Imaginisce for a while now...♥
I am a follower of your blog too...♥
Love that Advent Calendar by Tracy, super cute...♥
LOVE THEM ALL! TFS!
Great giving ideas ... that washer and dryer ... well that's just fabulous ...
Thanks for all the inspiration! Love all of it! I'm a follower of both blogs!
The little poems are so cute!
What wonderful gift giving ideas - thank you for all the ideas and the adorable poems!
amazing projects. Thank you for sharing
Thank you for all of the cute gift ideas today! I love those plastic buckets and they are so cute with paper and embellishments on them...and don't forget the yummy treats that go inside!
I love the great ideas you have been sharing! thanks so much!
Great ideas. Became a follower.
thank you for all the inspiration and love.
Such adorable projects! I am giving my niece a gift card to the movies. Think I might use one of your ideas and make a bucket with candy or popcorn. I am a new follower!
Thanks for the inspiration.
I just love your ideas, TFS!
What fun Neighbor gifts! I love the towel set the most!
Love the poems for the neighbor gifts. I know each year they tell me how clever I am.(thanks to you this year)
These ideas are darling - love the washer/dryer one.
wow i just love everything and i think its such a nice special touch to send homemade edible gifts xx
I follow allred design and i love all of these they are such fab ideas xx
I love the paint can idea, I had no idea you could buy empty paint cans to decorate - so neat!!
Such great projects!
Love all the cute gift ideas! I will use the "washer and dryer" and "fudge" poems for sure.
Love these fun ideas! I'm going to use the "washer & dryer" and the "Xmas Fudge"! Thanks for sharing those :) I'm a follower!
Lesley from WI said...
I love all the wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing! I loved Pinky's project with the glove template. Too cute. I am also a follower of both blogs!
Absolutely love the Washer/Dryer gift - too cute!! I am now a new follower!
I am already a fan/follower of Imaginisce!!
my favorite of the 7 days so far ...is yours - this is one project I will definitely use/copy - thanks so much!!
Those are some fabulous projects! I am a new follower and I am looking foward to seeing your projects! :D
I love all your ideas for scraps.
I love this u just gave me a good idea to wrap a candie bar for me teacher i was going to give them cards and a little box with chocolates in them but i think in going to add on now
ill post what i will make next week
All of these gift ideas are fabulous!! I want to make them all!!
I love the candy bar wrappers. ;-). And the treat boxes. I wish I could find some around here. Fantastic projects!
Such cute, simple projects. Love them!
Love all the great project ideas! Thanks for showing how to make our homemade gifts look fancy!
This is really fantastic! :)
Wow, you've been busy!
What great ideas. The fudge and washer & dryer poems made me laugh. Out of the 12 days so far, I really love the wooden advent calendars. I wish I could find them but everywhere I checked they are sold out. TFS
I already follow Imaginisce. Thanks for all the chances to win.
Wonderful selection of gifts
BTW I follow your blog and Imaginsce
I love the wreath with the mittens
great! I loved the Christmas Fudge idea but the Washer and Dryer ` I laughed out loud! I've got them printed and am going pass them out not just as neighbor gifts.
Aimee in Or
2nd comment, I am a follower of Imaginisce!!
I love the poems. So cute!!!
What great neighbor gift ideas. TFS.
Wow...what a wonderful collection of great ideas!!! Love all the extra details you have added to each one!
I am loving all the Christmas stuff. On my way to Michael's to get some pails. I love the popcorn idea =)
I became a follower
I love the candybar/fudge gift. I'm definitely giving a few of those this year. So many cute ideas.
I LOVE the poem for the homemade Christmas FUDGE!!! TOO CUTE!!
Love these ideas! I saw your segment on Good Things Utah and immediately had to get to your blog to see these cute ideas.
OH and I am definetly following your blog and Imaginisce blog!! I love the Christmas tags on the Imaginisce blog!! SO ADORABLE!!
AshJensen34@msn.com ...just in case I win...fingers crossed :)
I've been looking for creative ways to wrap homemade gifts. Way cool. Now I have plenty of ideas....if I ever have enough!
Love all the great ideas! We are doing a handmade Christmas this year, so these things are great! Thanks so much for sharing them and the great downloads for the tags as well. Of the 7 days that have been posted so far, may favorite things have been the tree garlands on day one and todays posts. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!
Great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing.
These ideas are darling and the paper makes it pop! I love the fudge and washer and dryer idea! From imaginisce's blog, my favorite is the cute wall hanging. Those roses kill me!
I follow your blog! (Love it!)
I am following Imaginisce now too. Thanks Lori!
Lori I watched you on Good things Utah! You are seriously dang good at what you do! Every company your work for does amazing things because of you!
Terriffic ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Out the 12 Days of Christmas posts on the Imaginisce Blog, I liked your "Washer & Dryer" one the most.
It's probably because I need a cheap present for a gift exchange and it would be so funny to watch their reaction when they read the poem. ☺
these are really cute!!
What a post full of great ideas! Love how you used the scraps for cards. But I really like the fudge poem and am going to print some right now! That is such a cute gift idea.
Wow Lori, all your ideas are simply amazing!! Love them all! Í,m now your follower!!
Great stuff! I am a follower!
love all these ideas! thanks for sharing.
Love these super cute and fun ideas!
What great ideas - the poems are just perfect - thanks for sharing.
These are precious gifts and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing the poem with us!
LOVE the Washer dryer idea and poem. The fudge one is cute too. Oh heck love them all!
I am now a follower!
Love the poems! TFS
Your blog is awesome! Thank you for the great instructions for your projects! I am now following your blog.
These are just too cool! Thanks so much for the great poems to go along with them! I am definitely going to use some of these! Great blog too Lori!
Love all of your creations!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)
Oh, I'm so happy to have found your blog and I loved the piece on Good Things Utah! I followed you and Imaginisce! I love all the ideas that have been featured and can't pick just one ...they are all so creative!
Love all your ideas. So fun. These are perfect. I am making gifts this year and these will all come in VERY handy. Thanks for sharing!!!
These gifts are so cute - and clever too! Love the washer/dryer sentiment and the Christmas Fudge downloadable. Thank you!
Love all of your great ideas -- especially since much of it has food attached! I've followed for a while!
All such cute projects, esecially the fudge labels. My dad loves fudge so definitely going to make that for him this Christmas :)
Oh, its so hard to pick a favorite from the 12 days on Imaginisce Blog...but I will go with the wooden advent calendar! I love that thing...and truth be told, I really love them all! And I already follow Imaginisce....and now you too! Thanks Lori!
Such cute gift ideas!
Love these adorable ideas....dressing up simple gifts is so perfect for these leaner times! And I've become a follower. THanks for some great ideas!
I love your homemade fudge.
Beautiful work! Love the gifts--the poems are so witty! Thanks for giving directions and printable versions of the little poems!
I am a follower of your blog.
OOPS! I forgot to mention that I became a follower as well!
I am a follower for imaginisce.
I'm following! :) Sure love all your fun giftie ideas!
my fav post is the Advent Calendar using tags and cloths peg because it is simply awesome, easy-to-do and the materials are easily available.
I love the popcorn container decorations, simple but stunning.
I love the hot coco idea. Will definitely be making a couple of those for gifting this year!
I love all of these cute and inexpensive gift ideas. I will definately be borrowing a couple of them. I am already a follower of your blog. LOve LOve LoVe all your wonderful ideas. Did I leave enough LoVe!!! LOL
Wow, these neighbor gifts are adorable! I just love the poems for the "washer/dryer" and "Christmas fudge". I think I'll be using these ideas! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
I just became a follower of your blog, it looks fabulous! Can't wait to read your posts.
I am a follower of the Imaginesce blog, and your neighbor gifts are DEFINITELY my favorite so far of the 12 days of Christmas. I love love love them!
Wow, I love these ideas Lori! The washer and dryer - priceless! I like to crochet and knit dishclothes so it would be fun to add a dishtowel and the poem! Thanks for all the great ideas!
Thank you so much for all this incredible inspiration! I really like the poems!
I am a follower of your blog!
SUPER DUPER CUTE!!! I AM DEFINITELY going to borrow your Christmas Fudge idea!!! GREAT idea for family gatherings!!!! LOL...Thanks for sharing!!!!
Those are all so adorable, and great ideas....<3 all of them. Thanks for inspiring me.
I follow your blog and Imaginisce.
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So many cute ideas for the holidays.
I LOVE the heart hanging advent calendar so pretty!!! It's hard to choose though b/c every creation was FABULOUS!!! TFS! -Sam
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I am following the imaginisce blog :-) I Love their blog :-) TFS!
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I'm a follower of your blog, ofcourse :-)
TFS! -Sam :-)
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Love all of your gifts! Thanks for sharing the poems with us! I love the Washer and Dryer *giggle* TFS and thanks for the chance to win!
I am now a follower of your blog. I enjoy your work.
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I have been a follower of Imaginisce blog. A great site for inspiration.
crosano at aol dot com
your ideas ROCK!! Glad to have some fresh takes on favorites! thanks
I love these cute, fun gift ideas!
2/ I already follow your blog.
3/ I'm already a follower of Imaginisce blog
I LOVE these gifts ideas!!! I'm going to be using them!
Thank you for the printables too!!!
Love all the great ideas & printables. TFS!
I am soooo lifting everyone of these ideas for my neighbors~great job!
Lori, these are adorable! Thanks for sharing the goods. Too, too cute. And...I wanted to ask you about Andrea McAllister---I danced at BYU with a gal by that same name. Does she live around here? HOw do you know her? Anyway, thanks for the fun ideas!! Talk to you later!
The fudge poem..hysterically wonderful! Love all the Christmas spirit on this blog! Thank you!
So very happy to follow your blog..you have so many wonderful ideas.
Very cute neighbor gift ideas! The contest was a complete surprise! I ♥ Surprises! Thanks!
I am such a follower to you and to imaginisce blog! I like the advent calendar! Cute! My favorite is the neighbor gifts though!
I LOVE these projects! especially the fudge and washer & dryer - priceless! I know just the neighbours to give these to! TFS
I'm now a follower - can't wait to see what you share next :)
You are an amazing designer. You have fun ideas and I LOVE your work.
How festive and great ideas for coworkers
would love to try t hem.
Your projects are so cute and they sound so simple to make, but leave a lasting impact! Definitely will be trying some of these!
I think your ideas are great. Thanks for sharing!
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love day 8 since it has more layouts than some of the other. I follow your blog and Imaginisce blog too.
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You have shown us lots of projects to get busy with. Thank you for the "poems" for the gifts. Love the washer and dryer one.
I love each and every one of these projects!
I am still giggling over the washer and dryer poem... I'm soooo making these for my brother the jokester!
Thanks much for the awesome inspiration, I'm now following you so I don't miss anything!
I came over and fell in love with your blog, spent an hour, became a follower...and FORGOT to comment!!!!
LOLOL...LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your ideas!~
#3) Left a comment on Imaginisce blog!!
Seriously how can I get my hands on that pink hot glue gun! Alex would love something like that!!
Miss GTU, can't wait to watch it! I bet you did great!
LOVE all your projects! All of them are too cute! I just become a follower :)
Love all the projects ideas.
I am following already.
I already follow Imaginisce.
Loved your projects so I followed you over here and now I'm a follower!
These are some awesome ideas! I love all of them! I must try some of these..thank you!
I'm your newest follower :)
I love all of these amazing ideas! Thank you for sharing with us!!! My favorite is the popcorn bucket! My husband makes the best popcorn for Christmas!!!
love love love these ideas!! I plan on using a couple of them for teacher gifts!
I am a new follower. I just love your great gift ideas and poems! Thanks so much for sharing.
OMG amazing.. thanks for sharing.
I need to go out and buy this whole line!!! Archiver's better watch out!! Here I come!!! These are ALL wonderful!! May I borrow a few of these ideas?? Such great gift ideas!! So clever and creative!!
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