Monday, February 10, 2014

Christmas Gifts--2013

I want to share the gift that I made for the grandkids this past Christmas. They are getting old enough that they usually ask for money. I thought about doing a gift card, writing a check or just putting money in a card. None of these ideas sounded very exciting. While looking on Pinterest, I came across several unique ways to create gifts using money. The one that really caught my interest was one where a square Kleenex box was used to hold the dollars that had been taped together. The recipient would then get to pull the dollars up through the opening. The more dollars the more fun. I didn't have Kleenex boxes, so I had to create my own. For the first two that I made, I used a 12 x 12-inch piece of card stock to create a 4 x 4 x 4-inch box. I made a tag that came out the top to which the dollars were attached. Sarah and Stephen had fun pulling their gift out of the box.

The boxes below are the second ones that I made. Again I used a 12 x 12 inch piece of card stock to make my box, but this time I made them only three inches tall. These boxes worked much better. I used the Cricut Craft Room to cut out the names, the top decoration and the up arrows you see on the tags. The gifts were a big hit with all the kids.