Saturday, November 27, 2010

D2D Christmas Gift Ideas Blog Hop

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.   Now it is time to move on to Christmas, and that means gift giving season.  The D2D Design Team is having a little blog hop showing cute and inexpensive handmade holiday gifts.  You can get all the info, plus links to the blogs on the new Card Ideas blog.

For my project I recycled a ribbon roll.  I've saved several of them and thought they would come in handy one day and they did!  I covered the flat sides in white card stock, then I die cut four Fleur De Lis die cuts and layered two on each side to look like a snowflake.  I added a red seam binding hanger, and decorated it with the Dollar Delights mitten digi from Designed2Delight.  Image is colored with copics and stickles.  Very easy project and fun to make.


Here is the side view, so you can see how the ribbon roll was used.


Here is the cost breakdown per gift.  It will be even cheaper than that if you use the same digital image multiple times.  It would be a fun ornament to make with kids, too.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you found some inspiration from the Designed2Delight design team today.  Make sure to comment on the blogs you visit, since there will be prizes up for winning!

77 comments:

Karli said...

great project! I would have never thought to use the fleur-de-lis die as a snowflake- the cleverness of you! I'm sure the kiddos would have a great time making these :) Big hugs~

Juls said...

very creative! Love it!! Hugs Jula

Kathie said...

What a fantastic idea Kathy. It turned out really lovely! I love it! I will definitely try this!

Anne said...

Great idea Kathy, so pretty!

dstandard said...

Beautiful ornament Kathy - love this and love the embossed portion behind your image.

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Love it!

Pat said...

Great idea Kathy! I like how you used something that would normally be thrown away. The mittens are so cute!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your ornament! So lacy and so pretty!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a super cute idea! I love your ornament and am now off to my craft room to get those ribbon rolls out of my recycling bin! lol!

Thea said...

I absolutely love the idea of recycling a ribbon role. I will start hanging on to mine! Thank you for the wonderful idea.

bridget said...

I love recycling things! Thanks for the idea.

Anna R said...

Kathy- I love this idea!! (so would my mom) I thought it was beautiful with the snowflakes and then to see side view with ribbon roll...Brilliant re-purposing!!!

Ramona said...

So cute and what a great idea!!!

Carol Ann said...

Such a simple but really cool idea I will have to keep all my empty ribbon rolls from now on! x

Imke said...

Kathy, this is such a beautiful ornament and a fantastic idea.

~ Kendra ~ said...

OMG!! I love the idea of recycling the empty ribbon rolls!! Great job! Thanks for the great idea!!

Kendra

STAMPING SAM said...

What a great idea! Now I need to go unroll my ribbon! Love the diecut, makes such a beautiful ornament!

Kim Mc said...

Fabulous, Kathy! I just threw some of these away but will keep'em from now on! Thanks for the crafty and economical inspiration!!
Aloha, Kim Mc

Sandy said...

This is such a cute idea - the only thing you need to add -"made by me-priceless".
Sandy

faithnme said...

Love your ornament. So very cute and.. yes my daughter would have a BLAST making them with me..

Hugs
Sharette

Shirley G said...

Wonderful idea. I would never had thought of this, but now I'm going to save my ribbon rolls. Thanks for the idea and great instructions.

ribenaruby said...

Lovely creation, it's a wonder what comes in handy, stunning!

Jaqi said...

What a lovely economical project! I love the way you have made the snowflake with the die cut.

Angela said...

Cute and creative, Kathleen! Not too long ago I went through my ribbon stash and took it off the rolls to save space...yep, I probably threw about 30 away!

Michelle said...

OMG.....I just love this idea!!! I think I may have to give this one a try w/my granddaughter. She just loves helping me in my craft room.

Michelle said...

Love the idea of recycling the empty ribbon spool! Such a fun project I could do w/my 5 yr old granddaughter. THANKS!

terrie said...

what an awesome idea...I love snowflakes..I guess I'll start saving my empty roll..tfs
zullu26@aol.com

Jennifer M. said...

Very creative and original. Love it. :D

Kristin said...

I am going to have to keep this in mind when I empty a roll of ribbon. Very cute idea!!

Cleah said...

You're so smart & creative, Kathy! I'll never look at my used ribbon rolls the way I used to.; )

Thistleblue said...

Hi Kathy, what a fantastic idea to use up the old ribbon roll. I'd never of thought of this and I have a few of these just now! Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Michelle
x

Stephanie said...

This is so ingenious and so beautiful!!! Love how you used the ribbon spool. It makes is sturdy and beautiful!!!

Ronda S said...

I'll be making a few of these!! Thanks

Ronda

Patti P. said...

What a lovely ornament, love the mittens and your pink glitter and the "snowflake" is perfect. Tfs.

Tina M said...

what a clever idea:) I just cleaned out my empty rolls too! must retrieve from recycle bin!I love your snowflakes :)

Georgei said...

like very much with the ribbon roll that a goo ideal like what you did very pretty

Stacy Walker said...

Very Cute. Thank you for letting me play along.

Josie0602 said...

So cute and what a great idea for the empty ribbon spools!

Sheila D said...

Wow, what a great idea and absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the "green" idea!

THERESA said...

What a smart cookie you are.......lol , love what you have done here !!

deesdesigns said...

What a great idea, I can't wait to try this! In fact I think I'll try this one with the grandkids this afternoon!!!

Bev said...

fabulous, stunning ornament.. making you own means you could trim your tree any colour you like...fab idea

Lorie said...

A ribbon roll...what an absolutely fabulous idea! I LOVE it!

Patti J said...

I have some empties - can't wait to try this! What a gorgeous ornament!!!

racinggrandma61 said...

What a superb idea. Man and to think of how many of those I have thrown away just makes me ill. It is adorable. Great job.

LGanske61@msn.com

craftin-dawn said...

Lovely! very pretty! Than kyou for sharing!

Deb said...

Can't wait to try these - how original!!
Hugs,
Deb T.

Jane said...

Love this idea Kathy. I will be saving my ribbon rolls for sure.

Shawna said...

Gorgeous! I love how the pristine white cardstock just makes your sweet little mitten image pop!

Sharon said...

Wow What a cute idea, I have several ribbon spools I have been saving now I know what to do with them. Yours are so cute.

sdenimandlace1@aol.com

stampjourney said...

WOW--This is so cute and clever! I just threw away an empty ribbon roll. Fortunately, my trash can in my craft area doesn't usually have gross stuff in it, so I should be able to recycle it now thanks to your gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Flutterby Trina said...

How lovely! I think i will make a few of these, for my family as my youngest daughters name is so hard to find on anything for the tree! Thanks for the idea!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Love this. I just bought that image several weeks ago.

4kids2many said...

Love the way you put the ornament together! Pretty and clever

cladygray said...

Love the snowflake and mittens. Kinda gets you in the mood for winter.

kathy s said...

what a great way to recycle ribbon rolls TFS

Paper Addict said...

how clever, and Beautiful...what a great idea, TFS, Ronnie

Peggy Sue said...

That ornie is so pretty! Wish I had the fleur-de-lis die!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous ornament. I've gotta try this ornament. Thanks for the idea.

Lori said...

This is fantastic! It looks like a snowflake, for sure. Darn, wish I would have saved those ribbon rolls...

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great ornament- and what a use of a recycled item. I love the pretty ribbon/hanger too. The Fleur-de-lis adds an awesome accent! TFS

rstuck2003 said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing! I will definitely make them in the future!

Kathy Winter said...

I love your ornament Kathy. Very nice, I'm gonna try this one:)

Penny said...

Crerative and clever. I will not throw out all those old ribbon rolls.

DQ said...

Great idea.
Love the die cut you used

Carrie said...

ok I'm never throwing anything away again! This is awesome! What a great little gift idea

Heather D. said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea! Now I have even more reason to use ribbon - gotta use them up to make ornaments from the empty spools! :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

Robbie said...

Awesome idea. Can't wait to try!

Teresa said...

Very pretty gift idea, Kathy. I love recycling things that would normally go into the trash, into pretty or useful items.

Ceal said...

super adorable! TFS

Gloria Westerman said...

How awesome.....and so clever....I love it...tfs

Stephanie said...

love this

Angie said...

Very cute ornament,loved how you used the spellbinders die for the snowflake, cute! I recycle those ribbon rolls too, thought they could make a cute ornament too, funny how creative minds think alike:)

Cheryl said...

Oh this is wonderful! What a great idea!

Lola said...

What a wonderful "upcycled" project! I'm thinking this would be great to do with Bean...with lots of help from me of course - to give to her grandparents.

ladyjanet_56 said...

Great project something I could do with my grandkids aged 5 & 3 both would have a great time doing these thanks for the tip. Janet

Shirl said...

What a clever way of recycling a ribbon roll! How come I never thought of that??? Hmm..I'm definitely making something for my xmas tree soon! :) Thanks for the inspiration!