Better Late Than Never?

So, I didn’t blog our Christmas neighbor gifts this year.  I shared them on Facebook and Instagram, but you can’t pin from those.  So, when a reader (hi Wendy!) kindly asked if I could put up something pinnable so she’d remember this idea next year, I was happy to do so.

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I bought straws from IKEA.  You could use cute paper stripey ones or those crazy twisty straws or whatever, really.

I separated the packs by color (because I liked how it looked better that way) and bagged them in self sealing cellophane bags.  I got mine locally at Paper Plus but I’m sure they’re available all over.

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And then I applied labels I designed in Silhouette Studio.  You can for sure do this in PhotoShop or use PicMonkey or any scrapbooking program, but Silhouette Studio is what I know, so it’s what I went with.  I printed the labels onto sheets of sticker paper and then cut them out and stuck them right on the bags.

Super easy, right?

So, if your neighbors enjoy a good Christmas pun, keep this in mind for next year.  Open-mouthed smile


And, just FYI, printable sticker paper and everything but machines, gift cards, and download cards is 40% off over at Silhouette through the end of today (1/17).  Use code “CRAP” to stock up.  40% off is the best deal you’ll see all year!

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  1. Karie Gallegos says:

    Fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is so funny and cute! I love it! I’m totally going to be buying these straws throughout the year!

  3. That’s just cute! Love it!!

  4. I was telling everyone about this idea–LOVE it!

  5. love it

  6. I love this idea. It’s cute, useful AND hilarious!
    I envy you & your Silhouette, though. In my mind, I really really really need one. Really.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I Play Outside The Box says:

    Cute idea! :-)

  8. Cute idea, my neighbours will be seeing these on their doorstep next Christmas

  9. That rocks and is totally you!!!!

  10. Ha! That cracked me up! Clever idea!

  11. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the
    video to make your point. You obviousely know
    what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting
    videos to your blog when you could be giving uss something enlightening
    to read?

  12. Eleesha Langi says:

    What size of self sealing bags did you use for this?

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