Candy Cane Christmas Treat Bottles

As some of you know, my 92 year old father lives with us.  Over the last year, since my mom passed, he hasn’t had much appetite and has been gradually losing weight.  At his last checkup, the doctor wanted him to start drinking Boost twice a day, in the hopes that it would help him gain weight.

Those of you who know me, know that I’m a recycle nut.  I hate to throw away anything that might be reused.  In my classes, we have recycled Frappucino bottles into Thankful Tree vases and Cracker Barrel syrup bottles into mini flower vases, so seeing those Boost bottles in the trash was just unacceptable!  We started washing them out and at two a day, it didn’t take long to have a collection.

We made this cute treat at Stamp Club, and I also made a bunch more to give to family, friends, the UPS man, the mail carrier, etc.


They are filled with Christmas M&Ms, and I found that the Cucumber Crush and Real Red inks were a great match!  I also wrapped a strip of DSP around the center section of the bottle, although I didn’t take a picture that shows it.


Stamps:  Candy Cane Christmas

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red, Cucumber Crush

Paper:  Candy Cane Lane DSP

Dies/Punches:  3/4″ Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Ovals Framelits

Other:  Real Red Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.  This is the last of the Christmas projects for now!

Merry Medley and Candy Cane Christmas Envelope Treat Bag

A sweet and easy treat from November Stamp Club class, this one is made from a medium crumb cake envelope.  We scored it with the Simply Scored Tool and folded it so that it would stand up once it was filled with treats.  I put M&Ms in one of our clear envelopes to tuck inside.

I love this bag because you can keep a package of envelopes on hand and whip these up at the last minute for any occasion!  Wouldn’t it look cute made with a white envelope and decorated in pastels for Easter?

I got the idea from Dawn Griffith, and you can find a video with instructions for her cute little treat bag here.


Stamps:  Candy Cane Christmas, Merry Medley

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red, Pink Pirouette

Dies/Punches:  Scalloped Tag Topper

Other:  Crumb Cake Envelopes, Clear Envelopes, Real Red Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  If you’re in my area, I’d love to meet you and have you attend one of my classes.  If you aren’t nearby, you can order any of these supplies at my website link below.