Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas Reindeer Jars

I'm going totally out of order to show you today's project, as I just can't wait to show you these cute little reindeer jars filled with chocolate balls.
My friend Alison & I made them as little thank you gifts for all the lovely ladies from Cara's school who we volunteer with us at the school Uniform Shop & fundraising group. Normally I am such a last minute Charlie & only have these gifts ready give these out on the last day of school, but Alison is sooo organised that we got together to make them yesterday (waving at you Alison - I know you'll be reading this!).
Here's a closer version showing Rudolf & his sparkly red nose better.
Rudolph is made with pieces from the Owl builder punch, except for the antlers, which are made with the Swirls Squiggle die. (I think it's called that!). The head is the owl body with feet cut off. The nose is the largest circle (punched out with our brand new red Glimmer paper from the Summer Mini) & the eyes are...well the owl eyes! The antlers are stuck on to the white circle with a 2 way glue pen & I hand drew the mouth with an early espresso marker.  The neck is a leaf shape cut using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. I've mounted Rudolf on a 1 3/4 inch circle & 2 3/8 inch scallop circle.

We got the idea for Rudolf from a similar reindeer on a paperclip, that my lovely friend & downline Sarah made last year for her students (I can't find them on her blog, but they were really cute).

We filled the jars (which was from Ikea - sold in a set of 4 for only a few dollars) with Darrell Lea Jingle Bell chocs. To finish off the decorations, we made a matching tag using a sentiment from 'Tags til Christmas', punched out with the square scallop punch & mounted on a 4.5cm square tag. We added a thank you message to the other side of the tag, then threaded some ribbon (from my pre SU stash) & tied a pretty bow. Done! All the ladies seemed to really like them & I think we convinced some other volunteers that they should volunteer at the Unform Shop too next year.

Anyway, I hope you like them too. If you have any questions, just leave a comment...or leave a comment anyway. I love to hear from you. Back soon with....something else!
Inky wishes, Di

PS: The super sparkly red glimmer paper is available in packs containing 2 sheets of 12inch x 12 inch card for $8.95 plus s&h. It's also available in silver for Christmas & all year round bling! See the Summer Mini HERE for more info.

Stamps: Tags til Christmas
Card: choc chip, whisper white & real red card, red glimmer paper (summer mini)
Ink: real red ink pad, early espresso marker
Accessories: jar (Ikea) ribbon (non SU from old stash!)
Tools: owl builder punch, 2 3/8 inch scallop punch, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, square scallop punch, Big Shot, Swirls Squiggle die, piercing tool.


Andrea said...

Just adorable. Will definitely put these into the "must copy one day" file. :)

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Gorgeous girls!! Well done. I may have to make a trip to Ikea!

Mae Collins said...

Super cute! Great gift idea! ♥

Rach Browne said...

oh my goodness- I LOVE THESE!!!! how cute, i know i will have to be making a few of these lovey, you are so clever. Hope you are good, must chat soon :-)