Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Candy/Money Holder Gifts

Hello Crafters,

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.

 Found the Snoopy image on google images.

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.  

Entering this project in the following Challenges:

  • Crafty Gals Corner Challenges: Challenge #52 + END OF YEAR BASH/1st Blogiversary! -

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my crazy Christmas present.
Happy Crafting.


  1. Great projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  2. Super DUPER cute!! Happy New Year!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M