Thursday, December 27, 2012

Graphic 45's A Nutcracker Sweet Cup of Cocoa Gift Box

Greetings and Salutations on this lovely Thursday morning!!
I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week celebrating the joys of Christmas with family and friends!!  I know we sure did!!!  And just around the corner, the beginning of a New Year, and new possibilities for everyone, so start making all those New Years resolutions to find more time to craft!!!  Today, I have a little project that would be a perfect crafty start for the New Year.  Great as a house warming gift, for birthdays or even just because. 
 
 
This little gift box is great for all those coffee, tea, or cocoa drinkers out there! Super easy and inexpensive to make, it even makes a cute little Christmas decoration too. 
 
 
 
Simply made with a chipboard cone found at any craft store and a hand cut chipboard circle. The cone was cut down a tiny bit at the tip, then wrapped with yummy Graphic 45 papers and adhered to the chipboard circle for it’s stand! 
The little handle was also hand cut from chipboard, decorated to match and adhered, adding the perfect little spot for a gift tag! 
 
 
 
To adhere the handle I used Glossy Accents.  This has a quick drying time that is great for connecting things.  Just run a bead a Glossy Accents around the edges of the handle once attached.  This will help to secure it even more, and keep it from wobbling.  Plus, once the whole cup is covered in Mica glitter, you won't be able to see the shine of the adhesive anymore. 
 
 
And to top the whole thing off,  I made a drippy looking border of Hot Cocoa for the top edge and covered the whole thing with Mica for that simple vintage shine.
 
 
Super quick, super easy!  I just think these would be great little party favors, stuff some little toys or treats inside, maybe even make it look like an ice cream sundae. 
The variations to this project are limited only to your imagination!! 
I would love to hear your ideas of what you would do with this little treat!
 
That's it for today!!  Wishing you all a Happy New Year and lots of Love!!!
Thanks for stopping by, and for all your amazing support!!
 
Nicki Chicky
XOXO
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Graphic 45 Papers:
Colorbox Decades Inks: Triumphant Red
May Arts: Ribbon
Ranger: Xmas Red Stickles
Martha Stewart: Dripping Goo Border Punch
Other: Chipboard cone, extra pieces of chipboard for handle and base, tinsel, Mica
 
 
 


3 comments:

Sandi McLean said...

Gorgeous! What a creative project!! Just right to get the craftiness happening..:)assa

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a cute idea! Aren't you the clever one?!

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