Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Comes Early Here...

Welcome to the



Hope that you enjoyed the Christmas inspiration from Guest Designer, Marion Smith's Blog that you just hopped over her from.

Have you stopped stopped by lately ??

Make sure you "like" the for your chance to win some Helmar goodies.

Now it is time to start getting a head start with the Christmas gift goodies here.

Here's what I would like to share with you.

Every year my two eldest children like to give each student in their class a small gift. We started the tradition a few years ago and it has been a huge hit.

I like the children to make part of the gift to make it a little more personal.
This year we have decided to once again make gingerbread and shortbread for the whole class on a platter. Then to give individual goodie boxes to their special friends only. This meant we only had to make up 16 goodie boxes.

(Time was escaping us with graduation happenings and we really didn't feel up to creating over 60 individual gifts this year!)

For this years goodie bags, I have found some really cute little take away boxes for us to decorate.


This year gifts however it was much easier with the help of Helmar products.

Firstly because the boxes had a glossy surface we mixed a littleHelmar Acid Free Glue along with our acrylic paint to help it adhere to the surface. We then gave the boxes a crackle paint effect using Helmar 2 step Crackle Medium. This does wonder for rough painting!

(Especially with a 13 year old and 7 year old helping)

Next I got them to seal the boxes. We mixed a little water to our Helmar Acid Free Glue along and a little iridescent glitter together to make up our own sparkly sealer.

Using the Helmar Glue Spreader made the job a lot quicker for the kids too.It also meant the glue was distributed evenly and it wasn't as messier a job!

And what box is complete without a little "blinged" up stamped acetate tree using some Helmar Gemstone Glue. Because the Helmar Gemstone Glue dries clear it meant that the "little mishaps" (thanks to an little unsteady hand of a 7 yr old) we had while adhering them, weren't able to be seen.



That's it...

Something simple created by the kids with a little help from Helmar.

All filled up with lots of chocolate goodies and they are all ready to go ahead of time.

Thanks for hopping by and seeing some of my favorite Helmar products. I hope you like the little boxes that we shared just as much as we enjoyed making them

Make sure to visit your next hop stop for more quick holiday ideas.

Hop on over to, Nicole Pomeroy's blog my fellow Helmar Design Team Member, blog and check out what she has created for you.

Make sure to leave a comment here too for a chance to win some Helmar goodies !

I'm off to create some more holiday fun!

Happy Holiday Scrapping, Michelle xx

126 comments:

scrapaholicaef said...

You and your helpers did a scraptastic job on these containers!!!!

Lisa K said...

What gorgeous noodle boxes- love them!!

Ange Connolly said...

Gorgeous...such a nice crackle effect on the boxes!

Leah said...

What a great idea! I really love the crackle and the colours are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. xx

Colleen said...

Beautiful boxes, such a pretty idea.

Meredith said...

Love your goodie boxes! Thanks for showing!

Janet said...

Awesome goodie bags!

Cathy Gill said...

Who needs a gift with that georgeous box! Fantastic!

ScrappyGirl said...

Super cute idea! These would make great party favors! :)

... said...

great idea, very inspired! thanks!

...Tara... said...

love the boxes and the colors are soo pretty!

ruth said...

I love how you decorated the boxes!

csparky61 said...

What a cute idea for goodies, so versitile to use on other occasions. Thanks for sharing you creativity and inspiring my imagination.

StampinCathy said...

Adorable gift idea. I just love how you decorated them.

Kristina said...

Oh how beautiful. I'd would have never thought to add some glue to help my paint adhere, what a wonderful tip!

Hugs,
Kristina

scrappin_in_AK said...

what cute little boxes - love them

Tonya said...

Wow, there are so many uses and ideas with Helmar adhesives!!!! Thank you!

Sophia said...

What a cute project, love all the details...

floridagirl said...

pretty little take out boxes - the kids will love getting these!!

Nancy said...

Colorful, clever, and cute! I adore these boxes!

marilyn said...

WOW - love these.

BlessedinTexas said...

These are so cute and such a great idea that I think my 10 year old will love too!

Happy Holidays,
Diana

MrsETaylor said...

BEEEAUTIFULLLLL!!!! These are the perfect little gift idea MIchelle. So stinkin brilliant!

Tracy Pea said...

Love these boxes!!

Kelly Rae said...

I'd say you and your top-notch assistants did a great job! Kelly

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super fun project!

Jean said...

Thanks for another great idea. Just love the colors.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

dahlhousedesigns said...

very cute, love the colors!

lisa arana

Tanya said...

These are so cute! I've seen these boxes somewhere, I gotta remember where, thanks so much for the inspiration.

margie c said...

SO cute! Love the PINK!!! Very creative :)
TFS! hugs, margie

JPScraps said...

Awesome idea! They look beautiful!

Erika M. said...

What fun little containers!

Sherry said...

Wonderful box thanks for sharing

McStamper said...

Great idea. What a fun way to give treats.

silvia said...

Gorgeous boxes!!

Michelle said...

very cute! Thanks for sharing!

scrappergirlie said...

I never thought of using a glue wash to help surfaces take treatments better. Great idea!! Adorable gift ideas!

created2bunique said...

beautiful boxes!!!

TFS

created2bunique at ymail dot com

I really love the crackle and the colours are so gorgeous.

Nancy B said...

Cute! Great idea for any holiday or special occasion.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Those take out boxes are amazing. Love the scrolley tree.

mrich2500 said...

LOVE this idea!

Monica said...

Super work for you and your team!

Shirley said...

I want one of those cute boxes!!! :)

stampjourney said...

Great project! Love the tree on the clear paper!

kathlee said...

Great little gifts and you have some great little helpers!TFS!!Happy Holidays to you and yours!
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Cowgirlpal said...

Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Great idea for gifts! TFS

Lillian Child said...

Love the BLING! Darling project!

Mirja said...

love those cute colors

Lisa said...

These are absolutely adorable!!!

Casey said...

These are so pretty. I love the paint effects on the box!

Denise said...

What a wonderful idea. I love how you include your kids in making the gift. They are beautiful.

Kim said...

Love it!! SO pretty!

Anonymous said...

I need your lil elves to come help me! too cute!

cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

or

alex's mom

Sherry said...

Very pretty boxes. Thanks for sharing.

doris said...

Very cute project! Tfs

Lisa J said...

Now I REALLY can't wait to get my crackle in the mail!!! These boxes are awesome & the kids will love them! I love crafting with my kids!

TFS!!
tjsgal at gmail dot com

sandee said...

I love the boxes Michelle andthe stamped tree on acetate is a really cute idea!

mamakat said...

Super fun project. My youngest is loving her first experience with cooking class and plans to share the fruits of her labor with everyone this season. This will be the perfect wrap on the project.
Thanks!

Teri A said...

This is great I could do something like this for when I make homemade candy and give it away
Thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Southernbelle said...

These are so cute!!!

ntsisterz said...

Truly adorable. I could even manage this project!

Melodie said...

Your boxes are to die for! Love the colors and the embellishments!
Scrapthis@aol.com

Cassie_lu said...

fun little boxes for gifts to hide in

Gail said...

Great idea, and the boxes look awesome!
Wanna send those elves to my house!?

Patricia said...

You and your kids did a wonderful job on the boxes!

anazelia said...

those gift boxes are so lovely.

Erika said...

LOVE THESE!! Such a great idea. I want to try to do some of these.

Carol said...

Beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

darling lil boxes! perfect for holiday treats!

Shanny said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing :)
I love the tag!!

Lori said...

These little boxes are just darling! Love it!

Bogner's said...

These are adorable and who doesn't love some mistake free adhesives?! So great

Mary Jean said...

cute! You and your elves did a great job!

LynneForsythe said...

love projects that can be done with the kiddos....make the season oh so much more jolly!!!

Elizabeth said...

those are really cute containers

ShoppingTamii said...

LOVE them!!!

Anonymous said...

Really cool project. I really enjoyed looking at the slideshows of your 2010 work. It is fantastic!

BishopsMommie said...

love your treat boxes..absolutely adorable!

EstherT said...

The boxes are really cute!

Simply AJ said...

These are too cute... I want one! Great job and I know their friends will love them. Thanks so much for sharing! AJ aj_822@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

These are so cute!

Shawna said...

These are really cute. TFS!

Nitasha said...

These are are so cute! What lucky little kiddos!!!

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful project, thanks for sharing.

cowchipper said...

great project, thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Oh my I think i will be creating a lot of different cookie keepers for next years cookie exchange.

Leeann Pearce said...

Michelle i LOVE your project... you can really see that crackle too... LOVE!!!!

Kim K. said...

Cute project - thanks for sharing!!

Cindy said...

These are great!! Thanks for sharing!

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Fantastic idea. Love them and that the children gave you a hand! TFS. Paula

Tina O'Flynn said...

Love your project!!!

Pammejo said...

love the treat boxes.

debpaint16 said...

These boxes are gorgeous! What a nice project for you & your children, and most thoughtful!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Sherry said...

ohhhhhhhhh love these little boxes!!!

Anna said...

Sweet idea!!! Lucky classmates!!! You and your daughter did an awesome job!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Vic said...

Great idea for teacher gifts, too! TFS

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Beautiful treat boxes! I love the crackle effect. Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

katiesako said...

SUPER CUTE! Great idea for a birthday party I'm having for my daughter.

Michelle H. said...

Adorable & so festive!!
Love the pink!!
TFS!!

Romaine said...

Oh! I have some of these boxes! Great!!

Jennifer and Amy said...

these are so cute! Love the pop of pink!

zendalina said...

cute goodie boxes, nice designing

Darrell said...

very interesting ideas.

Penny said...

Your kids are much more talented than mine. But I might give it a try.

jenni said...

What a sweet thing for your children to do. And they turned out so cute!

Charity said...

Great boxes. I've used these before but didn't decorate them. I like how yours turned out...think I might have to buy some more and do this.

Peg said...

hmmmm, I want one ;-)

Diana said...

Beautiful goody boxes

ScrapbookMary said...

It is so nice of you to come up with such a nice idea that your children of different ages can help. They look beautiful and they are going to be a BIG hit at school, for sure! TFS such great ideas! and introducing us to the greatness of Helmar! Wow, Helmar does just about everything, Huh? hop, hop, hop......Merry Christmas, Mary

Paulina said...

How adorable are those boxes! Thanks for the inspiration!

TracyM #6773 said...

These are fabulous Michelle!!!
I especially love the idea of the kids helping and making home-made gifts.
Thank you for sharing your tradition & project with us and for the chance to win :)

connie said...

cute boxes!

NanaBeth said...

These are so cute-I love the crackle effect. This project really shows it off so I can appreciate more what it looks like.

Lindzie said...

Love this color scheme. Different yet holidayish :)

Larajc said...

love thse gift boxes! Crackle pain huh? I will give it a shot!

Lee said...

I dont have helpers anymore but I am making some of these! how cute!

Tina said...

You're making 60 of these? Wow!! They are STUNNING!

Minta's Creations said...

Love your cute boxes.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

beadz said...

Your goodie boxes look great! How fun.
hugs,
Gini

Patti said...

Love the different colors for Christmas, very pretty

The Trash Collector said...

so cute!!

Lisa L. said...

They are so cute!!! Lisa L.

Nicole Brenna said...

Cute Icy stamp! Merry Christmas

Lisa said...

very cute boxes. Love the idea.

ellen s. said...

i am luving the pink!!!