Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects 2013

Welcome to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas. 

I'm offering prize!! My prize is a $20 gift card to Michaels. I will announce the winner on my blog on Friday, December 13. To be eligible just make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you leave a comment, the more chances you have to win. So that's it - easy peasy

This year I have a theme to my projects - it's called use what you have and keep it simple. For those of you who don't know me, I've been busy building a house this year. The process started last February and construction started in early June. I sold my old house and moved in with my parents last May. So, I have not been nearly as crafty as I like to be this year, I just haven't had the time or the space. 

I haven't purchased any new holiday stamps, just a couple of new 6x6 papers pads, Distress Glitters and some clearance embellishments when I was in London on vacation. So, if you are overloaded with supplies, I challenge you to start using up your stash instead of always buying the latest and greatest. I'm going to show you some quick and easy projects over the next 12 days that you can make using things you already own.

Today I'm sharing an alternative to wrapping paper. I have these little boxes - about 4 inches square that are perfect for ornaments or small gifts. To decorate the box I added some red polka dot Washi Tape on the top and the bottom and in the center I added a cute Little Yellow Bicycle Holiday Sticker. Just add a big bow on top and you have an easy and cute gift that looks great and helps you use up your stash!!





Rachel Izakowicz

14 comments:

  1. aww I totally love these little boxes.. love the added washi tape and fun big bow.. love it

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  2. Fab idea! I love how you used the washi tape!

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  3. What a great idea and I can think of all kinds of goodies to put in them

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  4. Another awesome, time saving idea Donna! Something I know that I need right about now! The tape is a fabulous alternative to ribbon and a great way to use up some of my....um....rather large washi tape collection!

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  5. Great little project! Really clever idea

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  6. YES! Love the idea of using washi tape to decorate the box! I am going to have to remember this!

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  7. Super cute! I seriously need to get some washi tape (I know, 'tis sad but no washi lives at my house!). thanks for sharing!
    c

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  8. Beautiful!!! Love the way you used the washi tape! You're so creative!!

    Susie

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  9. Such pretty presentation, love the CAS feel!

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  10. Pretty gift box and great idea to use materials on hand rather than buying new.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  11. i thought they were wrapped, they look so good! love how just adding the sticker and washi gives it such a great result.

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  12. Love the washi tape! Adds a great punch of color! Cute gift presentation!

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  13. Very cute, easy and festive!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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