Friday, December 15, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and welcome!!

Today's post is a special one because it's a huge blog hop during all December with around 100 participants (yes, that huge!) so if you didn't know about it you can start on day one and enjoy a lot of Christmas projects from amazing crafters :)



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

I know Christmas is around the corner and everyone is super busy so I made a very simple project to encourage you to take a breath, sit down and enjoy crafting for a bit :)

I made this little ornaments that hide little surprises inside. You can hang them from your Christmas tree or give them as a gift and you can fill them with chocolates, sweet messages, little toys or even a jewel.


To make them you just need some red and green cardstock or patterned paper, red and gold cardstock, some twine and a pair of Lawn Fawn dies sets. I used the Tiny Gift Box die to make the little boxes and Santa's Belly dies to decorate them.

If you prefer, you can add numbers to create an advent calendar or other cute decorations to your ornaments.


I hope you like my project, and now let's talk about giveaways!

Because it’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Lawn Fawn so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!
Comments will be allowed until 31st December and then Tahherah will announce winners from 1st January onwards on her blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Supply list:

187 comments:

Annheidel said...

Those are darling little gift boxes!

Barbara said...

These are so cute and clever! Love them!

Rose said...

These are neat gift boxes that look pretty easy to make.

Meg Crawford said...

Those are such cute little boxes! Love them!

Betty said...

Cute boxes! Thanks for sharing!

JmB said...

Lovely and festive boxes. Thank you for sharing.

Avra Williams said...

These are such fun little boxes!

Linda Droege said...

Great use of the tiny box die. These are so cute

Joy Meadows said...

Such adorable boxes; thanks for the inspiration.

Beastybunny said...

What a great idea for little gift boxes! I am definitely doing these for stocking stuffers! Thanks for the great idea!

Tracey M said...

AWWW, these boxes are so cute, hang on tree or I can think of a hundred things to put in them.So unique and clever. Way to go. Thanks. Tracey Magner

Arianna Barbara said...

Adorable little boxes!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Totally adorable gift boxes! Love the belt and buckle! TFS!

vinita jain said...

Such fun, love the cute gift boxes with the great addition of elements!

Lieve said...

These boxes are so much fun; great for little gifts and surprises !
Thank you for the inspiration.

Sandy M said...

Very cute little boxes. By changing the colors up you could use them anytime of the year. I like the advent calendar idea too.

bev p said...

Oh, my goodness!! I have that die on my wish list. And I have even dropped a hint or twenty that my list at Amazon is public! Love the Santa belt. So much fun in a box....Thank you.

Astrid said...

These are super cute and a great idea for a possible advent calendar... just not this year for me, but something that I hope to remember to do next year!

Iris said...

Such cute little gift boxes - they would look so cute hanging on the tree.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--over the top creative & cute!

Nox said...

Wonderful boxes - and a great way to make gift/decorations! Love these!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic boxes!! They are super cute and handy :) Perfect gifting idea!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic boxes.
I have several small gifts that would
fit into these boxes. Have to get
to the craft room and start producing.
thanks for the idea.

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Good things come in small packages! In this case, the package is super-cute! Love the Santa's belt as a design - adorable!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a brilliant way to use that wee little box...love it! Cheers.

Diane Stricker said...

Super cute boxes.

Sue LD said...

So cute. I like the gold buckle.

Dee Earnshaw said...

oh my these Santa boxes are too cute:)

Cindy said...

Love the adorable Santa boxes!

Trina P. said...

Adorable boxes b

Stanlee Runner said...

What fun boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Char K said...

ok, those are the cutest boxes!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Awww, these sweet littleboxes with their sparkly buckles are just darling!

Debra Rumpza said...

How clever! I love that you turned them into Santa Belly boxes!

Nives K said...

Great creation! Thank You for the inspiration.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, super cute and clever ornament/gift boxes!

pcm said...

such cute gift boxes!

Annalisa Young said...

That belt buckle on top is so fun! And, as is so often the case, the paper with the larger pattern inside and smaller outside makes for the perfect little surprise box. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea with us and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

StarSpry said...

I love your ornaments! They are just adorable :)

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving these, absolutely adore the Santa, elf theme, such a brilliant idea I beat the kids adore these, must get this tiny cute box die set as the options are limitless x

mandalj said...

What a lovely idea - these are such cute ornament/gift boxes!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Such a cute idea. Love it. The kids would love to open each one and find a small treasure. Happy Holidays!

Betty Keefe said...

sweet little Santa boxes!!

NanW said...

Cute gift box idea!

StampinLouie said...

I love the adoarable little boxes! They could be used for so many different things!

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely adorable little boxes!

Jean said...

sO CREATIVE! Such a fun idea!

Mary W said...

These boxes are really cute! I can see them used for many, many reasons.

Pennie Glasser said...

The boxes are adorable! It would be super cute to have a tree just dedicated to them in different colors!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!! These are soooo adorable!!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Adorable little boxes. Love that you can make them into ornaments!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love these little boxes Haines. My daughter is a jewellery designer and these would be perfect for just that sort of gift. Love them.

Margaret said...

These are brilliant and I love how we can use our crafty goodies to make more than just cards! Thank you for sharing!

Lindarub 25 said...

Love the little gift boxes.

Sheri Lekan said...

Super cute, so happy I found this blog!

Memories by Manda said...

Great little gift boxes: love the Santa belts!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such cute little boxes. Thanks for sharing...

Sharron said...

Wonderful tiny gift boxes! Love the Santa belt trim!

Polly said...

Tiny gift boxes are great idea.

QuilterLaura said...

Those are just adorable!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

I made these same boxes however, the candy (Kirkland Hazelnut) I chose to put in the boxes kept popping the lid! Kept wondering what I could use to keep the lids from popping open...alas...here you are with the same box using Sants's belt to secure the box closed. Thanks for the great tip! Great Job!:pve these itty bitty boxes!

cm said...

How darling are your little Santa belt boxes! Love these! Thank you for sharing your amazing inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Abby said...

Fun boxes!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a wonderful idea!

Anonymous said...

those are the cutest gift boxes ever. those papers are perfect

Amy C. said...

How cute! I love little treat boxes.

Amy C. said...

How cute! I love little treat boxes.

Daria Z. said...

These little boxes are just adorable!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are so cute!

Isabel Z said...

These are TOO cute.

Vickie Buehler said...

very cute boxes! TFS!

Irene Grau said...

How cute! I like the idea of perhaps using these as place setting favors or even as an advent calendar (see what I did there? lol)

Jeanne H said...

Darling decorated boxes. Indeed, they could be use for many small gifts. Yummy pieces of chocolate, anyone? tfs

lritchie said...

Great little treat boxes, look simple to make!

cghundley said...

Fabulous gift boxes!
Love the Santa belt.
Carla from Utah

Laura Peddicord said...

Always looking for a cute box and this one is perfect. Love the belt on the box to make it all come together. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

Karen H said...

The Tiny Gift Box die is so cute, makes the most adorable Santa boxes.

Heather M said...

Darling little gift boxes! Love the Santa belts!

Pam said...

Those Santa boxes are so cute!!!!

Kristen Olsen said...

Oh what a great idea! Your boxes are delightful!

A Crafty Person said...

GREAT little treat boxes!!!

Claire said...

I didn't buy that die set - so wished I had !

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super fun and cute!

Sarah said...

what a creative way to decorate the tiny box!

judy said...

I love your cute and creative boxes!

mgpm said...

Small boxes usually have the best presents!!! How sweet this box would be for a truffle or a piece of jewelry! LF is my favorite company, and I enjoy your designs all year long, Yaniea!

Michelle said...

Yainea, your little boxes are so gorgeous! I can just imagine an advent calendar made with them and my kids would have so much fun!

Renee VanEpps said...

Aww these are too cute Yainea!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is a really cute idea! I love the little box on the string - -it's perfect!

Amy McCue said...

I love these little boxes! And Santa’s belt is so cute!

Laurie said...

Those boxes are so amazing! Love this idea!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These are just adorable and so fun! And I love
the advent calendar idea very much.

Kristie Goulet said...

ACK! These are darling little boxes! ♥♥♥

Christa said...

What cute little gift boxes! Fun!

Natalie Winterstein said...

These are so cute! :)

Mirella said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable idea! THese boxes look simply fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

phlower said...

Very cute little gift boxes! Love your idea to number them and use as an Advent calendar!

Susie Sonnier said...

Cute santa boxes

Melissa Bi. said...

Oh these are so cute! Very festive.

Laura Buehler said...

Love the belt buckles on your little boxes.

Kim Salito said...

These are so cute, love the little boxes.

Debbie Selby said...

These are brilliant. The cute little shape with the fabu patterned paper in just the right scale, make the boxes perfect.

Lagene said...

AWESOME boxes! I love Lawn Fawn products! Great idea!

Amelialesley said...

Very cute.

Patty said...

These boxes are so cute. The perfect size for a sweet treat

FD91354 said...

Super cute.. What a great idea.. Totally awesome

Sam B said...

Wonderful idea - perfect stocking stuffers that can be filled with all sorts of different things!!! Thanks for the idea!!

Beverly S. said...

Those are so cute...perfect for small gifts like earrings. I need them for one of my daughter's gifts! :) Happy holidays!

Jan Clothier said...

Really sweet idea!

Laurie Liebich said...

Santa boxes❤️

NinaS said...

Cute gift boxes. Great idea.

Karen Letchworth said...

Look at those adorable little gift boxes. SO creative and fun. Thanks for taking part in this special event with Taheera. I love seeing your inspiration.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

sammi said...

Such fun Christmas ornaments! Love that you can hide a little surprise in them. Very Clever ornament idea

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Viki Banaszak said...

What cute ornaments! Love this idea!

Kim Faucher said...

These are so adorable!!!!

justasiam said...

What adorable gift boxes!

Mary-Anne V said...

oh those boxes are so adorable!

Christy Q said...

Super adorable! I love the idea of these little boxes (they have been on my wish list forever so I think I have to get them ASAP!). I also especially love how you decorated them for Christmas.

Scraplea 1 said...

Cute projects! Love the boxes and ideas. Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

Helen F. said...

Great little gift boxes! Love this idea!

TinyCrafter said...

You thought out of the box and you are the first one. Get the pun I just realized I just made? LOL You made the most adorable boxes and I am so wishing I had a die cutter so I could make me some of these. I am so in love with them! Thank you for showing us you're sparkly boxes and for giving us the chance to win something. I wish I could win a die cutter so I could make some of these.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh I love your little Santa boxes!

Gloria Westerman said...

Love these cute boxes...tfs

Lisa Marie said...

these are adorable!! will definitely be using them for advent calendars next year

Maureen Jones said...

What a clever way to package little gifts!

Tommie said...

Adorable little boxes.

~amy~ said...

These are beyond CUTE.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Brilliant idea to use the boxes as gift ornaments! Love how you made them look like 'santa'!

Michelle H said...

This is such a great idea. And adorable too.

Dana M said...

Adorable! I love the Santa belt idea, especially on soft versions of Christmas colors.

Cindy Huggenvik said...

So cute! I love the little box die.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are the most adorable little treat boxes ! margessw@icloud.com

Eve N said...

These are adorable decorations! I appreciate seeing them made up, as it's hard to know what size they are when looking at the dies.

Jayell said...

I love these, so cute!

Michelle S. said...

I love these. It's great to be able to hang them on the tree. So Christmassy!

Karen B. said...

These are just too cute!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Adorable! These would be great to make and have on hand for tiny gifts!

Kati Caprara said...

These are adorable little gift boxes/ornaments! There are so many things you can do with these!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!!

Janet S said...

Love these little boxes! So many uses for them. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

robyn said...

such a cute idea for the tiniest of gifts!

Leslie Gladney said...

Those are super cute little boxes!

Sindhu said...

Super cute boxes...Loved it...

Shanna said...

Love your Ideas!

Oliev said...

Great project, loving those little boxes:-)

Ruby N said...

oh my gosh, these are so fab!!

Bobby said...

Darling little gift box ornaments.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such adorable little ornaments! Love that they are boxes to hide little presents in :)

Rae Moan said...

Those little boxes are adorable!

D.Ann C said...

Darling little boxes!

Megan said...

So cute! Great idea to turn them into ornaments!

Laura Turcotte said...

Those are so cute

Alaska .Kris said...

How cute and simple is that!?

Lisa A creations said...

These ornament treat boxes are too cute! What an awesome project! Thanks for sharing.

Judie said...

Awesome boxes!!

Laura Miller said...

thanks for the creative idea to add handmade treats for the tree

Heather DePasquale said...

Such a fun Santa box. Thanks!

vicenta ghylin said...

Love your Santa boxes. Thank you for sharing.

Lindsay S said...

adorable little boxes!

Bagheera said...

Love the boxes - adorable

Andrea Shell said...

Such fun boxes! Love Santa's belt!

Susan T said...

Ho ho ho....I think someone is nice. Great gift idea.

dligon said...

cute little boxes

Ceal said...

love these cute little santa boxes!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Super cute boxes!

Katie Baird said...

Well, aren’t those just the sweetest little treat boxes! Love the,!

Bev Karolak said...

Amazing project. Cute boxes! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Birgit said...

What a cute idea for treat boxes! These are adorable!

Irene said...

So clever and cute....thanks for the great inspiration!!!

F. Andre said...

These are so adorable in Christmas colours. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Karenladd said...

These cute Santa boxes are just the cutest things and would make wonderful Christmas place holders and favors.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Adorable Santa treat boxes make me squeal with childish delight!! Fabulous for any age!! Great for table settings as well!!

Sabrina said...

I just love these little boxes!!

Nandini said...

The boxes are adorable. And such a clever idea for hiding small gifts!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! How FUN!! I just ADORE these Boxes!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Flo said...

Those little boxes are so cute. I could see them hanging on my tree with little gifts inside.

craftymom205 said...

Love the ornaments.

Tina Miceli said...

These boxes are AWESOME!!! They would be great to put treats in to give guests at a holiday open house party.

Monica K said...

Such an innovative idea!

Denise Gutshall said...

The boxes are awesome! I envision them hanging on a small christmas tree at work with gifts for co-workers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Johnson said...

Great gift boxes!

Debbie A Smith said...

I really like the little gift boxes and your cleaver idea of using Santa's belt to keep the boxes closed. I love your idea to use the die to make an Advent calendar.

Miriam Prantner said...

These little boxes are just the cutest! What an adorable idea!

mtscrapgal said...

What a cute idea for treat-box -ornaments. I like how you dressed them up like Santa. Terrific idea.

Rita Wright said...

Cutest little boxes ever! I love them.

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, those darling little gift boxes are just too cute. Love that Santa's belt tops them off. Great idea that they could be used for Advent also. Very clever!

Tracy said...

What fun little gift boxes!

Lynn Hardy said...

Your little boxes are just adorable!