They are Hersey bars covered in white cardstock, decorated as snowmen, and topped with a pair of gloves, one tucked inside the other, tied with ribbon or a bit of fabric. The original idea called for popcorn, but I went with chocolate.
Here's a closeup of one of these cuties. They were "snow" much fun to make! You can find the original project here. You can find a different version here.
These little guys got me in the mood to make even more fun crafts, so I made these cute reindeer, also inspired by Pinterest, for my son's teachers.
I used punches from Stampin' Up for the circles and the "hair." You can find the original project here. There is a similar version here.
But I didn't stop there. I had seen some cute apples made from the bottom of coke bottles and was inspired to make a winter version...chocolate filled snowflakes!
First, I started by cutting off the bottoms of clean, dry 20 oz. coke bottles.
Next, I wrapped some yummy kisses up in tissue paper.
Then, I placed the wrapped candy inside the bottoms and taped the seam to keep the two pieces together.
To cover the tape seam, I added some ribbon and hot glued the ribbon to keep it attached.
Next, I added the snowflake design.
One snowflake "arm" on each "bottle bump," plus a little ball at the end of each snowflake "arm."
In between each bump, I added a smaller arm and then crossed the long snowflake arms.
I added a cute snowflake stamp to the top. The stamp is from Stampin Up.
To finish, I used a scallop punch and Christmas stamp that I hot glued to the front. So cute. To see what inspired me, click here.
And finally, I was inspired by the coke bottles to decorate some water bottles for my grandmother for Christmas. It was a gift I know she would use and would love.
I simply removed the water bottle label and replaced it to one I personalized for my grandmother from my boys.
Viola! A personalized waterbottle for Great Grammie!
And finally, yesterday was my birthday and since I was feeling crafty, I decided to make myself a couple of presents using some fabric I had left over from decorating the Media center. I made a pillow for my office chair (I have a really bad back) and a polka dot purse. I really like the way they turned out and the fabric just makes me happy!
So did you have a very crafty Christmas, too?
P.S. If you're on Pinterest and would like to follow my DIY Gift Ideas board, just click here. I must warn you, though. Joining Pinterest can lead to a "pinning" addiction. Be prepared to spend lots of hours finding neat ideas. =)
P.P.S. The frames around the pictures are from Mel D. of From the Pond http://frompond.blogspot.com She has tons of cute frames on her blog. Check 'em out! =)