Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Treat Canister

It's seems like there is an endless list of people to give gifts to this time of year -- the security officer in your community, your neighbor who picked up your packages while you were on vacation,  the teachers in school who cleaned your daughter up after a half-dozen accidents this fall, the list goes on....  Jessica Hill at Mad In Crafts has a fantastic idea.  It's a treat canister!  It's a simple gift that won't take you very long or cost too much money, allowing you to get to everyone on that long list.  

neighbor treat container

To make Neighbor Treat Canisters, you will need:
  1. treat canister (from Target)
  2. craft paper
  3. PSA stamps and inks
  4. address stamp
  5. scrapbook paper (like Martha Stewart’s Paper Pad)
  6. circle cutter
  7. glue dots
  8. gold pen (like EK Success Metallic Dual Writer Pen)
  9. Christmas cookies (like my Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies)

stamped cookie carrier

Jessica found the cute paint can-like canisters in the dollar section at Target.  Check The Dollar Store or Michael's, too because they're everywhere!   They have a little handle and come in Christmas red and green.  To make the canister  look even more festive, Jessica stamped craft paper and wrapped up cookies.    Jessica used her hunter & red ink and the Tree-o and new Mixed Holiday stamp packs from PSA Essentials.

neighbor treat containers

Jessica used her personalized Wallace-style address stamp to add their name and address to the top of the canister to identify where it came from.  She cut some circles out of scrapbook paper and then added some flourishes with a gold pen.  

I love how simple this idea is and how it had such a personal touch!  And because it doesn't cost very much, you can really stretch your dollar here.   

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