Sunday, 22 October 2017

The 4 Weeks of Advent - part 1

I have a small crafting tradition, in that I like to make small inexpensive hand crafted gifts for my colleagues for the 4 weeks up to Christmas. Last year I was in an open office with 40 colleagues, so the gifts had to be VERY quick and simple. This year the company I work for has relocated us to another floor with a different office set up, so now I share an office with 12 colleagues. This means I can put a little more thought and effort into the 12 gifts I make.

The first gift I have made, which will be given as the main advent gift (in week 4) is a small handcrafted box containing four christmas scented Yankee Tea-light Candles. The boxes were made with Crafters Companion (CC) A3 double sided Traditional Christmas cardstock. I adore this cardstock, as it is the perfect quality for creating boxes and other projects with.

The boxes I made measure 3 inches x 3 inches x 3/4 of an inch when finished, which is the perfect size to  hold 4 Yankee tea light candles.  I used acetate, (which actually came from some CC  Die'sire packaging) to form the window in the centre of the box and added a Merry Christmas sentiment, die cut from CC's gold mirror card and a bow made from CC's  Traditional Christmas luxury ribbon pack.

Hope you like them xx

PS I know there are only 8 in the photo, I have made 12 but four were repeats!


  1. Wish I worked at your place - what a thoughtful thing to do - and showing the true spirit of Christmas! THeses are beautiful!!

  2. Beautiful little boxe and so thoughtful fo you, what a wonderful gift to receive.

    Sylv xx