The week before Christmas always seems to go by much too quickly and I usually find myself in need of a few quick and easy, last-minute gifts.

Family members enjoy getting updated or seasonal photos of the kids and everyone I know likes candy. Using holiday-themed products and my favorite Therm O Web adhesives helped these gifts come together in no time at all.


There are lots of places to find inexpensive photo frames. This one came from IKEA and was available in several colors. Dress it up by attaching die cuts, punches, or stickers using a Mini Tape Runner or 3D Foam Squares or Strips.


Small or Medium Zots are perfect for attaching bows and rhinestones.


To dress up the glass jar, apply SuperTape to the back of ribbon and then wrap it around the top. Use iCraft dots to attach a decorative element to the lid.


Therm O Web:

Mini Tape Runner
3D Foam Squares
Small Zots
1/4″ Super Tape
iCraft dots


Nyttja Frame – IKEA
Glass storage jar – The Container Store
Christmas die cuts, sticker, papers, and embellishments – Me & My BIG Ideas
Red, Red & White Gingham ribbon

This time of year, I like to have gift cards and my favorite baking supplies on hand!

Makes for a great combination when I’m in need of a last minute gift!



Therm O Web Supplies:

Glitter Dust – Iridescent
Zots – Medium
Sticky Dot Runner

Other supplies:

Tag – American Tag Company
Doily – Michaels
Bakers Twine – Ruby Rock-It
Patterned Paper – Ruby Rock-It
Paint Dauber – Jenni Bowlin Studios
Alpha Stickers – My Little Shoebox
Bling – Michaels

After baking up a batch of some favorite treats, we grabbed some scraps of paper, doilies, and paint…And for the center of the tags, I made some origami trees, and here’s how:


Cut a triangle, measuring 3 in on all sides.


Fold each tip of the large triangle, into the center of the edge across from it.  Repeat all 3 sides.


Next, with each smaller triangle, fold in half so that it aligns against the center triangle.  Repeat all 3 sides.


Lastly, fold the triangles onto the center, overlapping one another.  Tuck final triangle inside the one next to it.


These are perfect in any size, for any project!  Happy Crafting!


Wishing you the happiest of holidays!