Sausalito, California

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

A closer look
Many elfs hard at work
These are the cute place tags that my sisters and I made for the Christmas table this year.  I have made the punch art elf head before for a card in an older posts here on my blog and thought they would be a cute place tag to make with the  3 small candy canes glued together to hold the little elf head.  Adorable!!  We had to make 18 of them.  The punches used are ornament for the head, bird punch for the ears, build a blossom punch for the hat, and the rim of the hat is just an oval punch, punched once with white paper and then again about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch just above the same area.   The tags are from pinterest and I just added the bow tie. The candy cane stand is from pinterest which is just 3 small candy canes glued together to form the stand.

This picture came out sideways and I am not sure why.  But we also made these for a silverware holder.  This was also seen on pinterest and it is also adorable.  The red base is the pillow die from SU.  You can use either the large or wide oval punch to make the opening a little bigger.  The belt is just a black 1 1/2 inch band fit around the pillow die.  Punch out a gold or silver glitter square about 2 inches and a smaller black square to glue on top to finish the belt.  Of course, don't forget to add 2 little black circle for Santa's buttons.

Here is Gretel waiting to open her stocking from Santa!  She knows she is getting something good because she has been sniffing it all night!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!


  1. Cute, cute! I love the table with all our homemade Christmas decorations! Very Merry!

  2. I thought the elves were too cute. I loved them. We took ours home and they are sitting on our counter looking back at us.. The dinner was superb...It was a great Christmas with all the fixings....Love Gretel...Happy New Year to you all...