handmade holidays 2012 | blog hop with the twinery

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop


Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and beautiful handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

I'm so glad to have you all here with me today and had so much fun crafting and creating with the awesome punches and scissors from Fiskars. Here's the perfect gift wrap idea for those on your list that like to sneak a peek before Christmas Day...ahem, not that I ever did anything like that. Okay, maybe I did.


Here's how you can recreate this same project for yourself, using three of my favorite shades of The Twinery baker's twine.
  1. Using the Ornamental Large Squeeze Punch from Fiskars, punch multiple ornament shapes from patterned cardstock.
  2. Wrap several of punched shapes with Marigold baker's twine from The Twinery to mimic the shiny gold ornament tops you already have hanging on your tree, using everyone's favorite craft scissor.
  3. Wrap gift box with coordinating colors of baker's twine {Maraschino and Ocean are seen in sample} in a criss-cross pattern stringing your desired number of ornament shapes on your baker's twine as you wrap the gift box.
  4. Layer the ornaments embellished with the Marigold baker's twine to the top of your strung ornament shapes using dimensional foam dots as seen in photo below.


And your finished! Wow, what an adorable greeting card this would make as well!

you should have arrived from the blog of Diana Gonzales
your next stop on the hop is with Gretchen McElveen

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a prize for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/

3 spools of winners choice $48 value 


Visit The Twinery for a complete list of blogs and leave a comment on each by November 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

81 comments

  1. Love the colour sceme you have used on this project really CAS - great twining ideas - thanks for sharing

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  2. Really cute gift wrap idea. Almost makes a present too special to break into!

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  3. Super cheery wrapping - love your colour combo and your patterned paper is perfect with that ornament punch!!!
    YES, this would definitely make a cute card too - thank you for the inspiration :)

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  4. What a great card! So simple yet fabulous!!!

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  5. This is a beautiful way to decorate a package!

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  6. Cute project, I now need to get that ornament punch as I have seen it used on so many projects.

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  7. Very cute! I love how you wrapped the ornaments with twine! Very cute design!

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  8. you and your twine are a perfect match. love your project. very you. very adorable.
    ~j

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  9. I love this! Simple and beautiful at the same time! I could so do this!

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  10. Great idea! Thanks for sharing....I'm inspired to make one!!

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  11. Love it! I'm in the process of making cards right now. Have to do this to at least one of them.

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  12. Your gift box is adorable. I now want to make all of my own tags for the gifts I will be giving. And I do like the idea about Baker's Twine in place of ribbon.

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  13. Cute and simple, that is my kind of project. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. looking good :) another great idea on how i can use my twine. thanks for sharing :)

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  15. ...nice change of ribbons.. use twine...clever...

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  16. I need to go buy some plain wrapping paper to use this idea!

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  17. You are the queen of cute packaging!! I love this look!

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  18. cute packaging with the ornaments and the fun colors of twine.

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  19. What a great way to brighten up any package!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your talents...sometimes we forget that simple is awesome!

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  21. This is simply adorable! Just love how you used the twine!

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  22. Great package wrapping. I thought I was the only person who likes to sneak peak their gifts.

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  23. Wow what a great project. So cute. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. Great little ornament on that wrapping! I love the way the twine was wrapped around the tops and stacked. Great ideas! Thank you!

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  25. Wonderful ornaments for the wrapping paper. Great idea and so pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. This is gorgeous!! The ornaments look so beautiful and the twine is fabulous!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  27. I love to decorate my giftwrap with homemade touches and this is an awesome idea! Thank you!

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  28. Very cute. Love this Fiskars punch. Wonderful use of it and twine.

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  29. Sometimes, simple is the most beautiful. Love it.

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  30. Maraschino and Ocean are my two favourite colours and they look great on red!

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  31. I love simple, clean project ideas, just like this one. You made me smile.

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  32. I love your idea for the ornament card and I like bakers twine in all the colors. How would you pick just 3 colors? thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love finding new ways to use twine! Your ornaments are beautiful!

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  34. love how you wrapped the twine and hung the ornaments of it. thank you for sharing.

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  35. Simply eleventh card. The twine adds so much.

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  36. I love how you strung the little ornaments.

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  37. Great wrapping! I'll have to try it.

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  38. The twine was a great touch. Thanks!

    Fiskateer Jean#8889

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  39. I love how you used the twine. great use.

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  40. Very nice simple way to make a package look great !

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  41. The multiple colors of twine really brightened up the packaging. I really like how you used the yellow twine on the tops of the ornaments. I like the idea of using this as a card, too -- quick and cute! TFS!

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  42. I just love your project! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. This hop is giving me great ideas for use of twine and making me want more colors!

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  44. Love this hop and love the twinery twines! Great ideas, thanks for inspiring!

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  45. love the way you did that!!! too cute! thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. beautiful color scheme... the style may seem simple but truly wonderful...

    <3 <3 <3 it!!!!!!!!!!

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  47. This is such a great use of twine! I plan on wrapping all of my packages in kraft paper and twine this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Too lovely for words!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  49. You have some amazing cards and journals! I need to come back and play again! TFS!

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  50. Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Great wrapping and the ornaments really make it pop

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  52. Everything has been so beautiful!!

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  53. Ha! I was a gift peeker, sure hope my daughter doesn't follow in my footsteps! This is gorgeous and looks super easy, thanks for sharing this idea!

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  54. Love this gift wrap idea! Too bad my mom didn't have it when I was a child. Now, I did not like to peek and spoil the surprise but my brother and sister did. My little sister, she liked to torture me, so she would open mine and tell me what they were! I think I will wrap her present this way this year :) Thanks for the great idea! Love the idea of using this on a card too!

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  55. What a fabulous hop! So many inspiring projects! Thanks for sharing!!

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  56. I am getting so many wonderful ideas for using the twine on this hop. TFS

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  57. I'm a gift peeker AND gift searcher. I love this but I'm not sharing it with my family, lol. At least not till January.

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  58. I love the clean and simple look of the twine and ornaments! It's fabulous against the red paper!

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  59. great packaging, I just got some twine and I love it
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  60. Love the use of twine. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  61. Love how you wrapped the top of the ornament a different color. The small details count for me.

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