Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Christmas Candy/Money Holder Gifts
Every year I try to come up with a unique way to give our niece, nephews and godchildren their Christmas gifts. Because they are older we give them money but I can’t just put it in an envelope and give it to them. Noooo I have to do something crazy or fun for them.
This is where I sometimes turn to Pinterest to help me come up with ideas.
This year I made money holders and I put the money under a chocolate bar. I put the money holder in a tin from the dollar store and then zip-tied the tin with I don’t know how many zip ties. I purchased the zip ties from Harbor Freight when they were having a good sale on them.
The money holder is from the Silhouette Store Design #52345 which I modified a bit.
The images, except Snoopy, are from the Silhouette Store. They are print and cut files. I accented them with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen and my white gelly roll pen. I also offset them to cut out a shadow to put behind them to make them stand out a little more against the pattern paper.
Penguin Fishing for Gift – Design #70303
Christmas Moose with Present – Design#51283
Rudy the Reindeer Holding Candy Cane – Design #51904
Here are some pictures of the money holder closed.
Here is a picture of one of the money holders opened. (Sorry didn’t take a picture of it inside the tin.)
Here are pictures of the tins.
I was going to cut the end of the zip ties but hubby said leave them because it makes them look more menacing.
They had a good laugh when I handed them out and made a contest out of it to see who could get the tin out first without cutting the zip ties. I really wish I recorded it on video because our nephew’s fiancé was so fierce and pulled the zip ties apart.
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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my crazy Christmas present.