Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Quick and Frosty Gift

I have a couple of Christmas favorites. One of them is to make homemade, inexpensive gifts for neighbors and co-workers. And since time is always an issue, they have to be quite inexpensive.

Another favorite thing of mine is to bring the outdoors in for the holidays. I love the scent of pine, cedar....and the look and feel of snow.

So with that in mind, I thought I'd share you with a very quick, very inexpensive gift I made that I made for a neighbor.

The technique is identical to that done by both Lynell and Louise last week. When doing Christmas presents, I find it is easier to stick with the same stencil, just vary the vessel for variety. It makes clean up much simpler and hence saves me LOTS of time.

The cedar is leftover from a garland I made and the vase was on sale for $4! Considering I already had the stencil, the white paste and the glitter, this entire gift cost me less than $5! You can't beat that for inexpensive!

I know the holidays are a busy time but please take some time for yourself and wander over to the other Dream Team blogs for some more holiday inspiration. Hopefully you'll find a few minutes to participate in this months Frosty challenge because I've seen the new stencils and you definitely do not want to miss out on getting one for yourself!

Hugs to you all and hope your holiday season is bright and merry!


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is beautiful...and you're right, what a great inexpensive gift idea. I need to look for more glass things to paste on.

Lee Kellogg said...

Very pretty and a great gift idea.

Pam Hornschu said...

Very cool! Don't you love when you can find glass that is flat for stenciling on?

Scrappychick said...

I really need to emboss on simple and sooo elegant! Love it!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

I love this and you and Lynell were thinking a like!