Welcome to Day #4 of the Homemade Holiday inspiration I am sharing.  The ideas I am sharing are intended to be easy, inexpensive and simple ideas that you can create to share the joy with your family & friends this holiday season.  Today I am showcasing how to package things – simple things super cute.   After all the packaging delivery can really make the gift special.

This packaging is for a candle that I purchased at the dollar store.  It sure would have been plain without the super cute packaging!   What a difference!  While you may not have a Stampin’ Up! cello bag, there are cello bags readily available at big box and craft stores.  Maybe even the dollar store where you can get these candles!

This is actually a simple box.  I know you can make this!   Do you like the little elves on the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper!  They are perfect for this project!

You Can Make It

  • Stamps – Seasonal Chums
  • Paper
    • Poppy Parade 6″ x 6″, 3″ x 8 1/2″
    • Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper – 1″ x 12″ + scrap
    • Whisper White 2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Ink – Tuxedo Momento Black, Stampin’ Write markers
  • Accessories – Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Baker’s Twine


  1. With 6″ x 6″ Poppy Parade, score at 1 1/2″ all the way around.  Assemble into box using Tear & Tape adhesive.
  2. With 3″ x 8 1/2″ Poppy Parade, score at 1 1/4″, 2 3/4″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/4″.  Die cut 2 7/8″ circle in middle section using Layering Circles framelits.  Adhere inside of box using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  3. Stamp Seasonal Chums stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Color with Stampin’ Write markers.  Die cut with Seasonal Tags Framelits.
  4. Place candle in cello bag.  Tie with Baker’s twine while attaching Seasonal Chums tag.

Do you ever need packaging for a necklace, pin, socks, perhaps a gift card, etc?  This cute little bag was again purchased.  (I found out later they weren’t very good quality as I had to add a little adhesive).   The size of the bag is about 3 1/2″ x 5″.  Perfect for just a small gift.

I added a 3″ x 4″ piece of Dashing Along designer series paper.   I did use stronger adhesive like the Tear & Tape Adhesive as it would need to withstand a little movement.  Then I stamped the same Seasonal Chums stamp, colored it and die cut it with the Seasonal Chums framelits.   And I hung this cute snowman by the handle with care – and a little Baker’s twine.

I really hope you are enjoying this Homemade Christmas series.  Please leave me a note and let me know what you are liking about it.  I would love to hear from you!

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