Monday, December 21, 2015

Elegant Holiday Party Favors

Hello, Crafty Friends!! It's time for holiday parties to commence! And I have elegant holiday party favors that are also quick and easy to make.

Supplies Used
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Girls Best Friend (Craftwell)
Sophisticated Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
Rosey Reds (Core'dinations)
Printed Burlap Stack (DCWV)
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
cellophane bags
Chocolates or treat of your choice

I  started with a 12"x12" sheet of printed burlap. I cut it into 3 even pieces giving me pieces that measure 12"x 4".

I used a steel rule die for a "door knob favor"... but I know that this type of die is not very common. For an easy solution, I turn to my good friend Google. You can easily find templates online just by searching for "Door Hanger Template Images". Pick one that has a big "knob" opening... that will be your window.

My die comes with crease lines. But if you 're doing a homemade template, find the center of your hanger ( as if you were to fold it in half), then add a 1/4" from that center point to each side and score a line. This will give you a 1/2" wide favor.

Add chocolates or your preferred treats into your hanger and fold. Staple close. Make sure you also staple the cellophane bag into place otherwise it will slip out.

For the toppers, I used my Teresa Collins bow die from the Girls Best Friend set. I just used the bow and tails to make my bows... I didn't need that little piece only because I was replacing it with button for my bow centers.

Before I pieced my bows together I embossed them using Craftwell's Sophisticated embossing folder.
I love how huge Craftwell's embossing folders are... a whopping 8-1/2"x 12"!! I can run all my pieces through at the same time!!

Then I gently sanded the raised parts of the embossing exposing the lighter color core of the Core'dinations paper.

I assembled my bows using hot glue and also glued assorted sized buttons on each bow. Then attached them to my burlap favors with more glue.

And that's how I made these beauties...

 Hope you all enjoy your holidays!!

Happy Crafting!!
~ Mitsy