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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Family Movie Night in a Box and Reindeer Cocoa Cones

In need of some quick teacher or coworker gifts?  These Family Movie Night gift boxes and Reindeer Cocoa Cones made for some great teacher gifts this year.  I found the idea for the Reindeer Cocoa Cones on Pinterest.  See Mommy's Kitchen blog for directions on how to make these wonderful gifts up quickly.  For the Family Movie Night gift boxes, I used Stampin' Up!'s Extra Large Gift Boxes and the Festive Flurries Snowflake Ornament Kit to decorate the Kraft boxes.  I used the gift boxes so the teachers could reuse them for wrapping up their own holiday gifts to give or to reuse the Snowflake Ornament as a package topper or an ornament on their tree.  Inside the gift boxes, I included 3 bags of Movie Theater Butter Popcorn, some movie candy, Reindeer Cocoa Cones in Milk Chocolate and in Dark Chocolate (not knowing the teacher's family preferences), and a Redbox gift card.  Since these preschool teachers give so much of their time and energy every day, I wanted them to enjoy a special night with their own families.  The teachers loved their gifts and look forward to a relaxing night with their families to enjoy all the goodies in the Family Movie Night boxes.
Family Movie Night Gift Box
Extra-Large Kraft Gift Box with Festive Flurry Snowflake Ornament as a box topper
Close up of Festive Flurry Snowflake Ornament
For the director, assistant director and music teacher of the preschool, I made a box of all occasion cards, Reindeer Cocoa Cones, and gave them a gift card to Starbucks or Target.  I packaged the gift cards using Stampin' Up!'s Muslin Bags and used a template to sponge the designs onto the bags using Stampin' Up! ink and sponge daubers, plus I added some bling with the Rhinestone Jewels and some ribbon at the end of the muslin bags.  To make the template I used to sponge onto the muslin bags, I used a scrap piece of card stock and cut out snowflakes using the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies or punched out an ornament shape using the Mosaic Punch.  Just another quick and easy way to dress up your gift and a great way for the recipient to be able to reuse for their own holiday gifts.  A two for one gift!
Muslin Bag as Gift Card holder and Reindeer Cocoa Cone
Muslin Bag decorated with Mosaic Punch as a template
Occasion Card Set and Reindeer Cocoa Cone Gift
To add a quick gift tag, I helped my daughter stamp a reindeer or tree and the "to and from" from the retired No Peeking stamp set and "have a holly jolly christmas" message from the retired Christmas Punch stamp set.  My kids always make a holiday treat bag for their classmates so my daughter attached these adorable gift tags to her treat bags.
Teacher's Gift Tag
Reindeer Gift Tag
Tree Gift Tag
Completed Gift Tags for Classmate's Treat Bags
I hope you were able to get some quick and easy gift ideas.  Good luck in the next week preparing for the holidays and remember to enjoy the season!

Ingredients:

  • Stamps:
    • (retired) No Peeking (one of my favorite holiday stamp sets ever!)
    • Christmas Punch
  • Paper:
    • Whisper White card stock - cut out with the Top Note BS die
  • Ink: 
    • Coastal Cabana and Wisteria Wonder for Muslin Bags
    • Gumball Green and Primrose Petals for Gift Tags
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Festive Flurries Snowflake Ornament Kit
    • Festive Flurry Framelit Dies
    • Mosaic punch
    • Muslin Bags
    • (retired) Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon
    • Sponge Daubers
    • Rhinestone Jewels
    • Extra-Large Gift Box (comes in a set of 3 and is food safe)
    • (retired) Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon for the Reindeer Cocoa Cones




2 comments:

missy said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I love them!!! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia Motyka said...

Thank you Missy! I loved the teachers' faces when they received their gifts. And sharing them with all of you makes me happy :)

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