We are so excited to have Jessica from Two Shades of Pink. Are those reindeer boxes to die for or what?! Ok, if you go to her site, she has so many cute things to look at. My newest favorite are her yarn tassel trees, what a clever idea! Thanks for being here Jessica.
Our favorite Christmas tradition is probably something a lot of people do. But because I love to celebrate even the little things, we do some things to make it even more special. All year long, my two girls constantly talk about the first night during the Christmas season when we all dress in our Christmas PJ’s (mommy and daddy too), pop popcorn, make hot chocolate and drive around looking at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas carols. Every year it feels magical!
So what I do to make it a bit more fun is decorate a bag or box for treats with a Christmas theme. This year, I bought my girls red and white pajamas with reindeer on them so I made cute reindeer boxes for our Christmas lights outing (kraft paper takeout boxes are from Michael’s). I just hot glued some googly eyes and made a red yarn pom pom nose. The antlers are pipe cleaners bent to look like antlers.
I line the boxes with red and white striped waxed food paper that you can find at Michael’s in their gift wrap section. When I put the popcorn in, I usually throw some treats in there like Hershey kisses or mini candy canes so as they eat eat the popcorn in the dark car, they will find fun and yummy treats as a little surprise.
Then we spend a couple hours just oohing and ahhing over pretty lights, listening to Christmas carols, and sipping our hot chocolate (with the AC on full blast pretending its cold because we live in Florida) and enjoying our family tradition each year.
I hope you enjoyed our little tradition that gives me an awesome excuse to craft a little. Other years I have made white bags made into a snowman or wrapped a takeout box like a gift. You can go simple and just let the kids decorate their bag with stickers and drawings to make their own fun.
A big thank you to the coolest crafting chicks out there! Thank you so much for having me. 🙂
Come on over and join Jessica at Two Shades of Pink for inspiring diy ideas to celebrate both the little and big moments of life. You will find great packaging ideas, seasonal and holiday crafts, and great entertaining and party ideas.When she isn’t blogging or working on a project, Jessica enjoys spending loads of snuggle time with her handsome husband and two girls in west coast Florida. You can also find Jessica on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.