I have a booth at a local emporium and I'm working two craft fairs this fall. I've been working on Christmas items since late August! Today, I want to share my best sellers with you. Now I must warn you that I have used some Stampin' Up! retired products with these projects. The first is a snowman and a Santa using a roll of Rollos. Most of my projects include candy of some kind. They make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers.
The hats are made from gloves. You simply snip off the fingers. I did anchor them with a few snowflakes. For the Santa, I used a 1 inch circle punch in Whisper White and layered on a 3/4 inch circle in Blush Blossom. That color is retired and I have hoarded it for quite a while. I use it for faces. Anyone else remember that color? The eyes are put on using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. The nose is a 1/4 hole punch. The mustache is make from the smaller butterfly punch. The beard comes from the retired Holiday Ornaments framelit dies.
For the snowman I used the retired stamp set Snow Day. I do think you could adapt the new set Snow Place for this project. For the scarf I use another retired product. I'm really sad because I've run out of the sweater trim now.
The next best seller uses a Hershey bar.
I'm sure you see a LOT of retired product here! Do you remember our material? I covered the candy bar in Whisper White. For the hat I tore 4 inch strips from the fat quarter. I divided that into 4 pieces for 4 snowmen. I put Tear and Tape along the bottom. At the top I used our Fringe Scissors. It does not cut perfectly, but for this project it doesn't matter. After you adhere the material to the top of your candy bar,making sure your seam comes in the back, gather the top and tie it with twine or ribbon. On this one I used the Cherry Cobbler thick twine. For the tie at the bottom I tore the fat quarter into a 1 inch strip. I divided that into 3 equal parts for 3 snowmen. I used the retired Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon to finish off the hat again using the Tear and Tape. The nose in Pumpkin Pie is hand cut.
The next project is the Hershey bar Santa.
I had to think of something to do with my fingerless gloves from other projects. I turned the glove inside out, tucked in the thumb so it wouldn't show and then tied the top. When I turned it right side out, it looked like a hat. I just glued on a pom pom. The rest of Santa is made of various circles.
I hope you like these projects and will try them.