Saturday, December 3, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas - Poppers for Stocking Stuffers

These poppers are posted as a New Year's Eve party item but I see no reason why they cannot be used with holiday paper and filled with stocking stuffer type gifts. This is part of our ongoing series (9/21-12/24) of handmade Christmas gift ideas.

The tutorial by Kelli is posted here at Holiday Crafts and Creations.

The photos and instructions are well detailed and very easy to follow. You probably have everything you need right at hand. I like how easily these can be made up and kept in a bowl so that we can grab one at a moment's notice whenever we realize we need something quick for a friend, neighbor, co-worker. We could make girly poppers in one color theme and guy poppers in another, to make it easier to grab the right one at a moment's notice.

The innards can be anything from candies to jewelry doodads to coins and/or currency. Anything that can fit inside the tubes will work.

Oh, and she even shares a tip for how to make it easier for the recipient to break the popper and pull it apart.

For other projects in my series, just look along the right sidebar for the label "Christmas Gift Projects." I hope to post only tips that do not require knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, tatting, embroidery, or any other skilled technique.

If you are feeling too crushed for time to make your own gifts this season, check my Etsy shop for items for your gift list.

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