Fall Feathered Gifts
Day 3 – May Arts / Core'dinations / Petaloo Blog Week!
Acknowledging the good deed or kind words that someone has done for you with something nice in return is a priceless treasure to have in your repertoire. Today I’ll show you two gifts of thanks for this fall season that cost little to produce but make a big impact using a combination of May Arts Ribbon, Core’dinations Cardstock and Petaloo Paper Flowers.
Let’s start with our supplies for both projects:
- 12 in. May Arts Twisted Burlap in Jute (363-10)
- 12 in. May Arts Natural Burlap String (SM10)
- Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock in Butterscotch
- Core’dinations Black Magic Cardstock in WizardPetaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers in Scarlet, Tangerine, Mantis GreenHat Pins
- Kraft Cardstock
- Tag Punch
- Embossing Plate
- Sanding Tools
- Scoring Board
Both projects feature handmade feathers. To make the feathers, you simply tear a petal off of the paper flower and fold in half lengthwise. With your scissors, snip close lines at an angle to resemble a feather.
Adhere a hat pin to the inside of the newly formed feather with strong adhesive and allow to dry. You now have the perfect fall embellishment!
These little treat gift boxes are quick and easy to make. Simply follow the dimension guidelines on your scoring board for sizes to customize to the size of your gift or treat. My box is 3x3x2. Core’dinations Cardstock is a wonderful brand to use for this project because it is thick and holds up to scoring. After trimming and scoring the cardstock, distress the edges before assembling.
Complete the rustic fall feel of your gift box by wrapping it in May Arts Jute, cardstock tags and the handmade feathers.
Pencils are a great alternative to candy treats and are appreciated by recipients of all ages.
To customize the pencil set, simply cut a strip of cardstock, emboss and sand it to reveal your pattern. Secure the strip with adhesive after corralling your pencils, and then wrap with burlap string. Tuck in a few of handmade feathers for a cute, festive look.
Both the treat box and pencil set are a perfect, inexpensive way to express your gratitude during this season of thanks.
• Change up the colors of paper flowers to match a project featuring a specific bird. For example, use a deep crimson color on a holiday card showcasing a cardinal.
• Use your recipient’s favorite color in the cardstock choices, or mix it up with a carsdtock base and patterned paper top.
• May Arts offers a fantastic selection of satin ribbon, use it instead of jute for a more classy and elegant favor.
Blog post by: Karen Baker