Craft Fair Goodies: Snowman Popcorn

By far one of my most popular posts has been the Snowman Hershey Bar wrappers. Seriously, they are one of the most fun gifts to make and give at Christmas time! They always seem to sell very well at my craft fairs, too. Unfortunately, there seems to be some issues with downloading the digital file these days – I get SO many emails asking for help because the download doesn’t work. I wish I had more info about why the file won’t download for some of you. It’s a total bummer 🙁

I figured since so many people were having issues with the Hershey wrapper, I would try something else this year. When I saw these FREE popcorn wrappers from Whimsie Doodles – I knew I had to make ’em! You can download these and print them right from your computer. If you’d like, you can color them, or if you’re lazy like me, you can color them in your computer software (I used Photoshop to add/fill color in where I wanted) and then printed them on my color printer.

Here’s what the finished result looks like:

The hats are made the same way (just a little larger) – inside these guys is one packet of microwavable popcorn. I just measured my packet of popcorn and sized the hats accordingly. I added a jingle bell on top – mostly because I just think it’s fun 🙂 There’s even a greeting that prints on these wrappers – it says “There’s SNOW Buddy like you!” – and has a section for to/from for you to fill out:

When you slide the wrapper up, you can see the bag of popcorn. I grabbed some Newman’s brand popcorn, but you could use any that you like – I believe they are mostly all the same size, so the wrapper will fit any brand.

Here’s a tip if you plan on making this version to sell at craft fairs: my secret to keeping cost low is grabbing fleece from the remnants bin at Joann fabric. It’s usually 50%-75% off full retail price – and you don’t need a ton of fleece to make these hats. I just grab what I can whenever I’m there and stash it aside for the Holiday season.

I’ve also seen these made with fitted winter gloves, instead of a fleece hat. You would take the gloves and slide them over the top, making this a double gift: popcorn AND winter gloves, woohoo! I haven’t tried those this year, but I might someday…here is a photo of the sample on the Whimsie Doodles site – you can see how they used some gloves to create their version…so cute!

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OK…now for the BEST news!  Whimsie Doodles is planning on releasing their OWN version of a Snowman wrapper that will fit onto a Hershey bar, too! Woohoo! As SOON as they become available I will of course share here with you all. It would be great to have another variation on these, and one that you can reliably download.

I hope you guys like this new spin on the Snowman wrappers – I’d love to see your creations, so let me know if you try these! Thanks!

Craft Fair Goodies: Christmas M&M Stix

here’s a last minute addition to my table at this year’s Holiday Shopping Night: some Christmas-themed M&M Stix. I think these are the ultimate stocking stuffer…yum!!

This idea is definitely not my own – I’ve seen these done many times on so many wonderful blogs. Beth is a very talented crafter who has done these before and shared on her blog.

I created the tops using a retired Stampin Up! set called “Deer Friends”, and layered the stamps using a 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, and the Stampin Up! Scallop Circle punch. (see my post punch HERE for more info on nesting & layering my favorite punches).

Here is a view of the entire length of the stix – the bags are clear 1″x8″ bags from GT Bag Company.

As for pricing on these: I plan on offering them for $1.50 each, or 4 for $5. Let’s hope they sell! 🙂

Video Tutorial: Christmas Doggie Treats

It’s the 3rd of the month so that means another Whimsie Doodle post for me! This time I am showing you a fun set of images from the freebie section, these adorable “Good Dog” Christmas Tags. I used them to create some fun treats to give to the little pooch in your life!

The best part about this printout is that they perfectly coordinate with a 1 3/4″ circle punch. All you have to do is print & punch. So easy! I decided to layer on top of a 2″ circle, and add a bone die cut, to the top. I put some doggie snacks into small plastic treat bags to complete these dog treats.

I plan on selling these at my fair on Thursday – I am hoping people will want them as fun little “stocking stuffers” for their pups this year…

I even filmed a quick video showing you how I put these together. You can watch below or over on YouTube. Enjoy! 🙂

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Craft Fair Goodies: Magnetic Bookmarks

I grabbed this idea from my Stampin Up! Demo Michelle. She has amazing craft fair creations…be sure to check her out!

These are some magnetic bookmarks. I’ve done my fair share of bookmark projects in the past – but I was excited to give these a try. They measure 4″ x 2″ (8″ of cardstock folded in half – so 8″ total length). You just slide over the top of a page and use a magnet inside to keep closed. I followed Michelle’s instructions exactly. SO quick and easy to make. These ones below I made with a teacher theme, and some apples that I had printed from digital art.

Here are some fun boy-themed ones. I am thinking they would make great stocking stuffers…or if you’re giving a book to someone, why not add a bookmark, too?

as you can see…I made a BUNCH! Had to make some fun girly ones…

For the magnets inside, I used these business card magnets. I simply cut them up and adhered them to the inside of the bookmarks. Simple!

If you’re attending the Holiday Shopping Night next week, I will have all of these out for sale. If I have any leftover after the event, I will most likely offer them for sale here, too! 🙂

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