December 18th

Christmas - what a great excuse to enjoy all thing wonderful! Like chocolate, which we might have started finished a few boxes already, and I really need to get rid of the evidence re-cycle the empty boxes. Hmmmm...

Enter the pretty (snowman)wrapping paper, scissors and double-sided tape! I remember making this in my childhood, we used to make these keepsake boxes around the holidays...

...this time it is for less special yet very important things, especially this time of the year: the tealights! Happy, quick and easy project. If only I had more boxes to decorate...  *nom-nom-nom* soon I will...


Happy 18th!


P.S. The Christmas-giveaway still on here until the 19th! Welcome!


Jane said...

O Mia I just love that snowman wrapping paper...so cute. Keep eating the chocolate, the gifts look fab :-) Jane x

Anonymous said...

I'll help you out with the chocolates if you like Mia!!! ;)
Great idea. :)
V xxx

Anne said...

What Vivienne said!!!
What a fun box to keep your candles in. 0-;

Happy Tuesday,

Megumi said...

Oh yes, I did that when I was a little girl.....only difference is that the paper was Japanese Washi paper.
How fun!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Great fun project Mia! Love chocolate, I will be having some empty boxes soon also. Yummy!! I will keep this in mind for a cute box idea.

Helen Philipps said...

Such a cute little storage box, Mia! Sometimes we need reminding of these sweet and simple crafty ideas! I am going to save all my chocolate boxes (there will be a few!!) this xmas and turn them into lovely storage boxes like this!
Wishing you a wonderful countdown to Christmas!
Helen x

Wendy said...

What a great idea, why on earth didn't I think of that!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Beautiful Mia! I just wish that I could run to City-Market to buy lots of Fazer's boxes! They are the best and your snowman paper makes them perfect! Please eat some Finnish chocolate for me, too! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

I know my snowman-paper is pretty, but it's not as beautiful as yours!!! You lucky girl!

Happy day...only a few left!


Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

I would love to have you here to help me, dear friend! It seems I am managing little too well all by myself too ;) I am really getting into Christmas-chocolate-mood already...

Happy last days before Christmas!


Mia said...

Welcome to join me here too, Anne, there are plenty of bon-bons to all of us :)

Happy counting, dear friend!


Mia said...

Hi Megumi,

I think we used all sort of papers and sticker as children too, I think I even had one I had drawn the pictures myself. The most important boxes were kept under the bed :)

Happy day!


Mia said...

Hello Robin,

This was the quickest ever craft, and I am thinking to make a few more for my Chtistmas-cards and the smallest tree-decorations!

Have a lovely day!


Mia said...

Hello Helen,

It seems that this is a craft we ALL have PLENTY of material already :) - no shopping needed!

Happy box-making and the last days of Christmas!


Mia said...

Hi Wendy!

I didn't remember this for years either, I would say it's been more than 30years since I last made one box like this :)

Happy crafting!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

We have alraedy had some ;) of these Fazer-boxes, they've sold here in set of three... nam!

Toivottavasti postimies piipahtaa luonasi pikapuoleen, niin saat fazer-tuskaan pienen helpotuksen :)

Happy counting!


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