Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Cookies Canister


Hello Crafty Friends!! It's December already! Where has the year gone?! I think we just fast forwarded to Winter and totally skipped over fall! Seriously, I just put away my Halloween decorations!

Oh well, it's CHRISTMAS time!! WEEEEEE!!! 
Time to break out the Christmas trees, garland, and wreaths!! And also let's not forget the tiny details that make holiday decorating complete...

Like this gorgeous Christmas Cookie Canister!!


Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Kitchen Canisters (Eileen Hull/ Sizzix)
Stitched Circles Dies (Pink and Main)
Frosty Snowflake
Paper Trimmer
Drill Punch
Black Chipboard
Craft Foam 
White Cardstock
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Door Pull/knob (Michael's)
Idea-ology- Foundations (Tim Holtz)
Holiday Lights Metal Charms (Blue Moon Beads)
Crinkle Ribbon
Eyelash Yarn
Mini Clothespins (Optional)


I started by trimming my patterned papers and chipboard down to workable 6"x 12" pieces. The opening of my die cut machine is only 6" wide and I need my material small enough to fit through that opening to die-cut them.


I placed my patterned paper faced down onto the die (facing toward the blade) and layered my chipboard onto it. Then ran both together through my die-cutting machine.


The results are perfectly creased chipboard cut-outs and segmented paper pieces. 


My patterned paper wasn't completely detached and that's just the way I like it. I ran them through my Creative Station Lite being careful that I didn't separate the pieces.

This way I know which order they go in.


Then one by one I removed the pieces and attached them onto the coordinating chipboard pieces.


After attaching the patterned paper, I folded along the crease lines.


I purposely did not attach patterned paper to the flaps that will be glued. This make it easier to spot and remember which pieces need to be tucked and folded under.

I attached my flaps using clear adhesive, then used mini clothespins to hold in place till the glue set. 

For the bottom piece, I added glue to all four flaps then slid them through the box sides and tucked them all in at the same time.


Once the adhesive dried I used a drill punch to make a hole. I attached my drawer pull/ knob through hole and secured with a washer and bolt that came included with it.

Next, I attached my foundations. You can attach them with brads, but I've found a generous amount of glue works just as well. 


I die cut circles out of the same patterned paper I used for the lid and craft foam, then ran them through my 3" Xyron Sticker Maker.

I also die cut a snowflake white cardstock and out of more foam. Then ran them through my sticker maker.

I layered the pieces onto the front of my canister.


I wrapped eyelash thread around the knob topper. Then added a multi looped bow and metal snowflake charm.


And here is my finished canister...



This would be great for wrapping homemade cookies as gifts or for a fancy way of setting out special cookies for Santa!! 

I hope you enjoyed this project for today!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...

HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsy






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