Friday, 16 November 2012

'Frosty Festivities' blog hop



 
I know unusual to find me posting at this time of day (well at least I hope it has posted as I'm not at home hopefully I'm making lots of sales at a ladies evening as you read this) So if Mr Blogger has been good and posted I'm taking part in my team mate Jennifer's latest blog event Frosty Festivities.
I've pinched this blurb from her blog to tell you all about what is going on.
 
On Friday 16th November – Sunday 18th November I will be holding a Blog Event called ‘Frosty Festivities’. Over that weekend there will be posts every hour from 4pm-10pm Friday, and 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday (GMT), all on the theme of 'Winter' including tips, tutorials, challenges, crafts, a blog hop, and lots of giveaways.
 
 
As part of the event she is holding a blog hop which if you are following you will have arrived from
if your not what are you waiting for head over to the first stop of the hop which is
 
 
'If you comment on all the blogs in the hop, finishing at Jennifer's blog don't forget to let her know by leaving her a comment you could win a spectacular seasonal prize of Basic Grey Aspen Frost and Carta Bella Winter Fun items, worth over £25! All entries must be received by Monday the 19th of November at 10.59pm GMT. Your next stop along the hop is
 


For my part in the blog hop I have made a wine bottle tag with a pocket for some little chocolates to add to that boring bottle of wine your going to give as a present at Christmas.
 
Now these are really easy to make you need a piece of card 7 x 21 cm and another smaller piece 9 x 12cm.
On the larger piece score at 6.5 cm.
On the smaller piece you need to score the 9cm side at 6  & 7.5cm. on the 12cm side you need to score at 1.5, 3, 9 & 10.5 cm.
Take the smaller piece which will become the box on the front of the tag and cut the tabs as the photo above.
Next taking a nestie shape or you could use a circle punch cut a hole out to make it easier to get the chocolates in and out of the box.
I have used a matching nestie in a larger size to shape the bottom of my tag. By placing your tag through you nestie as in the photo above you will only cut the bottom edge.
You will need to cut a hole in the top section of you tag so that it fits over your wine bottle. The decorate your tag either with pretty papers or as I have done stamps.
Stick the pocket together .

 Attach the pocket to your tag
Cut a circle frame using 2 different sized nesties.
 stick the frame around the whole you cut in the top of the tag.
 Decorate the front of the pocket and add chocolates.

 Now hop over to Jo.B's blog and see what she's come up with.

 

43 comments:

K said...

Oooo, good idea, I've made one before with money in but hadnt thought of chocolate :)

hotpotato said...

wow what a great idea to add to a bottle.

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Love your wine bottle tag idea, have bookmarked that to come back to, thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

i wondered how these were made....and now i know. I can see me making a few of these for christmas...Brilliant idea x

Tracy said...

Wow, such a clever idea. Will definitely try this

humel said...

Oh my, that's fab - it would be great for teacher gifts! My daughter's going to have happy teachers this year... :)

Tracy said...

Wow, this is such a cute clever idea. Will definitely try it!

Tracy said...

Wow, this is such a cute clever idea. Will definitely try it!
(Sorry if this is a repeat, blogger playing up)

Lesley G said...

OOOH - I've made the tags before but never with a chocolate holder - genius! Thanks for the great tutorial...

JO SOWERBY said...

wow Jenny that's beautiful, now can I borrow ur dies please?
Jo xxx

furrypig said...

Hiya Dragonllew long time no see from the ol MSE days! I love your bottle tag it is fab and I even have that reindeer die so I might just have to give it a go!

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, this is awesome! Brilliant idea for a gift. We always give a bottle of wine to someone, so I'm going to make one of these in preparation - the addition of a pocket for chocolates is inspired!

Thanks so much for joining in with the Hop! x

Sian said...

Oh, this is really clever! The pocket adds a special extra touch - brilliant.

Angelfish said...

What a nice idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jane said...

what a great idea, makes a bottle of wine look so much more special.

Julie said...

I've never thought of adding chocolate to a wine gift. It shows extra-extra thought. Great idea. Great project too. I've bookmarked you to come back to and explore when the hop is over.

Kirsty.a said...

What a good idea! Love it. Hope you made lots of money tonight

scrappyjacky said...

This is such a fun idea....I like the addition of chocolates as well.

Mary B said...

That is a lovely novel idea

Jackie said...

What a super idea....chocs as well as wine!!! Love the little box!!

Lizzie said...

Hi Jenny! My first visit to your blog - it looks nice here.

What a great project this is! I love the little touches you used, to make it special - the shaped top for the pocket, the all-over stamping to decorate the hanger, the cute reindeer on the tag. It's really nice.
But just for the record, I don't give "boring" bottles of wine, only good ones ;-)!

Jimjams said...

That's such a clever idea Jenny - thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Love the idea of chocs as well as wine!!! Super box/tag!!!

Lisa-Jane said...

That's brilliant Jenny! What a fab idea!

Sarah said...

These are fab and sure do "jazz up" a bottle! Hope the ladies night was a huge success for you! xx

Sandie said...

That's a lovely idea of how to make a bottle special. Thanks for the tip on how to cut just one end of a die - I've wondered if I could do that.

KraftyKaren said...

that is such a fab idea for decorating a bottle - thanks for sharing x

Julie H said...

I love home-made gifts - but don't have time to make anything too fancy - and there are so many people that don't "need" anything at Christmas, which makes consumables a great choice - so your idea is just perfect!

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the versa mark ink stamped words, too.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great idea. You could also put some cheese/ cheese and crackers in the pocket, I bet!
Rinda

AnnieC said...

What a clever idea - and so many possibilities ... hadn't thought of using nesties to just cut the end like that either - thanks for the inspiration :o)

Abi said...

what a cool idea! such a sweet homemade touch.

Alison said...

What a great idea! Am off to pin it...TFS!
Alison xx

Margie said...

Ooh, very pretty, and a great idea!

dollysdreamings said...

what a realy really unisial idea and one I am, definitely going to try

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like this - and I can see it for doorknobs for small people's birthdays or a special treat. How fun - thanks for the tutorial.

Zahra said...

What a great idea, very festive looking!

Sarah said...

What a great idea and fab tutorial, thank you Jenny x

Sally said...

Fab tutorial. Nice to add that little extra touch.

dogmatix said...

Great tutorial and love the little chocolate pouch

Craftgirl83 said...

Oh, that's cute, mind if I steal this idea?

Susan said...

So cute, what a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Candace said...

Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration