Friday, November 9, 2012

Fun Holiday Gift and Storage Ideas at

There is a great steal at today.  They have these adorable little canisters and if you are looking for some comfy, cozy and inexpensive gift ideas, you can find them right here...and there?  The canisters are made of plastic and metal and are large enough to fit many different gift or storage ideas.  I thought I would make one canister into a family meal gift basket and include a mason jar of homemade spaghetti sauce along with the canister full of pasta.  I also thought it would be fun to make a hot cocoa gift basket and send the marshmallows in this protective canister that will keep them fresh and safe.
The canisters seal the marshmallows perfectly so they will hold their freshness.  Right now my local grocery store City Market has them on sale for 50 cents a bag and I found coupons for a $1 off of two bags, which made them FREE.  Check here for coupons at
The top of the canisters were easy to decorate.  I cut the patterned paper for the lids from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection with my Creative Memories circle cutter and then added the matching cardstock stickers.  Also, the cardstock stickers REALLY stick to the plastic on the canisters, so make sure you know exactly where you want them before you stick them in place.
The Hampton Art Tag Making Stamp Set (keep an eye out for this item at - it's coming up) was really easy to use and includes the tags, ink, wooden stamps and ties. I'm not much of a stamper, but this set was super simple.  The stamps are adorable (especially the Santa) and will coordinate with many Christmas scrapbooking collections.  The red scalloped circle is the Hampton Art tag that comes with the set, but I added a patterned paper circle background from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection and some larger Offray ribbon to the gold tie.  If I get enough nerve to break out the markers, I might go back and color the Santa.
I think I might go back and color the present too.  It would look really cute with the tag, although I do like the look of the black and white stamp against the plaid paper from Simple Stories.

Have a safe and crafty weekend and don't forget to check your local grocery for sales on baking items like marshmallows!


Kathy Martin said...

Oh my....might have to get a few of those canisters! You decked them out festively! :)

Barbara F said...

Liz - I love your ideas!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing...

jon lisa said...
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jon lisa said...

Some great ideas here, for the creative types! If your not up for the creative work, there are great holiday gifts you can order online as well. Gift baskets are always fun to send. Check out Gift-with-a-Basket for more holiday gift ideas.