You may have seen them around before, but they are so fun and easy that they are worth repeating!
Jan's Update: I made this post a while ago BEFORE Hostess announced it was closing! So sad! BUT, I am keeping it on here, with faith in my heart that another bakery will buy them out & save our Twinkies! Let's all cross our fingers!
Last Minute Gift #1:
HO, HO, HO & Merry Christmas
From: the Ding Dongs next door! (you could insert; In the next cubicle, down the street, Upstairs, etc)
Click here for a link to a cute free printable tag
Last minute Gift #2:
May your Holidays be Merry and Sprite!
Black ribbon (I used 2 1/2 inch wide. I bought a yard but only needed about 14 inches or so for one).
1 sheet sparkly red scrap book paper
hot glue gun
embelishments (I'll share mine at the end)
Jan's Tips: I used a 2 liter bottle of sprite but any size bottle will work (including the 20 oz size), just down size the width of your ribbon and "belt buckle"!
Do your self a favor and just go buy some black ribbon in your desired width, mine is abut 2 1/2 inches wide. Don't try to use black paper, its a pain in the behind.
1) On a work surface cut out your desired size of belt buckle I believe mine was about 3 inch square.
2) Turn belt buckle over to work on the back side, and with a pencil mark the locations of the two slits you will cut to feed the ribbon through. Make sure the cutting lines are at least the width of your ribbon. and cut the slits along the lines you marked.
|See my boo boo? I used the dotted lines!|
3) Flip the red square over and feed the end of your ribbon through the first slit and then back through the second slit.
6) Tack some of the ribbon down onto the bottle in other spots if you need, to secure it to the bottle.
7) Embelish. I printed this cute tag, but wanted to dress it up a bit more, so I used a cute pair of fuzzy slipper socks (new of course!) slipped one into the other and then folded the opening over like a winter hat and slipped it onto the bottle.
After securing the tag with a piece of string around /near the neck of the bottle, I disguised the string, by cutting a little scarf out of a white cable knit sweater that had been shrunk in the dryer. I think it turned out pretty cute and I love the added fuzzy socks for the hat!