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Hope that you enjoyed the Christmas inspiration from Guest Designer, Marion Smith's Blog that you just hopped over her from.
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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.
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
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I'm off to create some more holiday fun!
Happy Holiday Scrapping, Michelle xx