Sunday, November 26, 2006


Hostess Gift Idea #1
So...I was dinking around today and lighting Christmas candles and searching for the matches. We have tons of matches, but they are cleverly stashed so the kids can't get their hands on them and burn our home down. I found them...plain ugly little boxes, so I thought to myself, "I am going to cover these babies with the hoards of vintage paper and German glass glitter and put them out by the candles." They turned out pretty cute and then thought, "Won't these be great to give with a candle as a hostess gift?". Even smarter would be to take a collage/ATC shrink it down and add glitter.

So if you have any great holiday hostess gift ideas post it. I would love to hear it. I just got the new James Taylor Christmas CD. I love it!

I’ll be posting some pictures of jewelry soon and still thinking about starting an Etsy shop....but not sure when I will get that done.

Warning!!! If you have kids and they burn your house down because they found these cute match boxes DON’T BLAME ME....Place at your own risk. My sister and I were caught lighting matches in the closet when we were very very small...so head my warning.

7 comments:

CindyB said...

What a great idea for the match boxes, Lisa!

I put a photo on my blog of the bracelet I made in your class at A&S. I can't wait to make more.

I'd love to see what you made in your classes in Mexico. Please, post some photos.

dogfaeriex5 said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, i am like you about the etsy site too, i want to do but havent found the time to get it together to do it!!
the matchboxes are perfect!!!
xoxo~k

Shari Beaubien said...

This is a BRILLIANT idea, girlfriend! I'm sure your "hostesses" will cherish them! Hugs, Shari

autum said...

Great idea!! Yours are very pretty.
I burned a hole in the carpet when I was ~ 4.

Michelle said...

These match boxes are SO cute! One of my favorite holiday hostess presents is a vanilla candle wrapped with some raffia. That would go perfect with your matches!!!

Cheers!

Michelle
(alumni Fused Charm Bracelet Class, A&S Oct 2006)

pam said...

great idea! love them...maybe you should sell them in your etsy shop too hint hint. xo

michelle said...

These are so cute, what a great idea.