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7.22.2011

christmas in july | baker's twine and labels

7.22.2011  at 8:00 AM


It's hot and humid and sunny and sticky here in East Tennessee, but that hasn't stopped me from hosting a Christmas in July theme all this week here at I Love It All. Everything from mini books, packaging, gift tags, bag toppers, notecards and free downloads have been revisited.

It only seemed fitting, then, to share some Christmas in July ideas here that I'm also sharing on The Twinery blog today, don't you think? The great thing about these packaging ideas is that you probably have some of the same items at home that you can upcycle and recycle. Instead of having to purchase cute tins to gift your handmade sweet treats, start planning now so that you're prepared.


Here's my starting point...


...an assortment of baker's twine in MaraschinoCappuccino and Honeydew {also available in a Sampler Pack} along with recycled containers and various glassine and kraft bags from my Etsy shop, iloveitall


Wondering where those cute gift tags came from? The Twinery has a FREE DOWNLOAD of Printable Tags and Labels available in every color of baker's twine in the Shop. Just go to the sidebar and you'll find the download there. I just added my personal information with a graphics program.

Upcycling a cheese crumbles container, I cut a circle from cardstock with my circle cutter {to hide the logo} in a color to coordinate well with the Honeydew baker's twine and added a strand of Maraschino twine as well. After using this technique to thread twine through the hole I punched in my tag, I tied a bow and voila...scrumptious bakery treat ready to be gifted. 


The addition of this label lets the recipient know who it's from!


After deciding to use kraft bags, I knew that Cappuccino would be my twine color of choice and I added some Honeydew as an accent after finding the perfect patterned paper. I trimmed, border punched and then glued the paper bands to my bag before filling my bag and folding over the top. Tying with twine keeps the treats secure and fresh and makes this gift cuter than ever.


And one more Christmas in July idea for you...just wrap The Twinery baker's twine {in Maraschino here} around your container and use a pop dot to adhere your tag or label.


Look what I did to the top of the container using my large scallop punch and yet another tag!


Make your packaging fun and lively with these fun free printables from The Twinery!

The goodies in the photo below are up for grabs - 5 bags of each size wrapped with generous amounts of twine from The Twinery. 


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22 comments:

  1. Love those glassine bags and I've got to know how to make nutty nut slippery melts. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  2. I love the tags... they are adorble and the twine is the perfect colours. I also "liked" I love it All on Facebook.

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  3. Great ideas! I need some of that twine! Can't believe I'm getting excited about ideas for Christmas!

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  4. Just got my first sampler pack from The Twinery. Can't wait to use it!

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  5. I like the I Love It All FB page.

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  6. Fun ideas Monika! Now I want to keep every container until Christmas!!! :) You totally rock the twine too!

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  7. These are wonderful gifts Monkia!! I love how you decorated the bags and containers! Super cute!

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  8. Love your ideas...
    These bags are adorable and I am a hugh label fan..
    thanks for sharing

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  9. I love the cute ideas. Thanks for helping me with my crafting mojo.

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  10. LOOOOOVE the envelopes and the use of twine--super fun! TFS!

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  11. Great ideas!! I am totally inspired to make some of my own!

    Jen
    Jmueller409@yahoodotcom

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  12. Everythings so wonderful and easy to make! Very nice work.

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  13. Im a fan on ur fb page! And I love that too!

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  14. Love all these ideas for homemade treats - any time of year!

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  15. And I "like" you on Facebook now! Glad I found you through the Twinery and can't wait to see more updates.

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  16. Monika, these are awesome ideas!! thanks for all the inspiration this week. I'm behind...need to catch up! I'll be linking up next week when I post my ADVENTure for this month.

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  17. Love your creative packaging ideas and recycling at best. The bags & twine are perfect together and don't own either. Would be great to win so I can make some awesome gifts. (Sorry I'm not into FB or I'd "like" you.)

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  18. I love the projects you do with twine! And the little bags would be loved and shared at my house :) Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  19. Adorable ideas, Monika, as always!! I love the Twinery, and you do such amazing things with their product!! Can we talk you out of the recipe for your Nutty Nut Slippery Melts? I noticed in one of your mini book posts that they're a favorite of your family's -- sound scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! :)

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  20. Oh, and I already "like" you on FB! ;) (And Etsy, and Pinterest . . . it's more of a "stalk." There should definitely be a "stalk" button. LOL! )

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  21. What fun projects! I adore twine!

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  22. it already feels like xmas here (weatherwise), i might do some wrapping soon with those great labels !!

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