Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Three!

The Xyron, Faber-Castell and Creative Imaginations Design Teams are getting us ready for Christmas with two weeks' worth of make-your-own gift ideas - and I have been inspired!  I hope you have too!

Today Sharon Callis gives us not one, not two, but FIVE gift ideas - and instructions for each one. Our cup runneth over today!  She turned this old planter...

in to a gorgeous candle set...

and a plain glass cookie jar...

into a fantastically festive piece for your foyer or dessert table!

Head on over to her blog for instructions and three more darling project ideas, then check out the Creative Imaginations blog for some whimsical canvases that make perfect gifts!

Xyron wants to help you get ready for the holiday season - so we're having a giveaway! Leave a comment here and one lucky winner will receive a Xyron prize pack that includes a 2.5" create-a-sticker, our new Glue Stick for Corners, a Tape Runner and an Adhesive Eraser. Someone is going to be ready to get crafty with this prize! We'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page tomorrow morning.  Good luck!

74 comments:

  1. Yay!!! I need a new adhesive runner!

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  2. That's a beautiful candle holder set idea! Love it, and of course, good luck to everyone!

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  3. That's a beautiful candle holder idea! Good luck to everyone!

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  4. i really love your projects today. i have a couple of those jars i can alter for candy canes. they'll look lovely sitting on my counter. thank you!

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  5. Love these projects, and can't wait to try the new glue stick for corners!

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  6. Love the idea of a plain jar being turned into a candy cane holder for the front porch!!

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  7. I'm ready to make some Christmas gifts this year and these look like some great ideas.

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  8. The planter into a candle set was adorable. I might like to try that. I hope I win because I could always use adhesives.

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  9. Gong to read the how-to. I love that candle set!

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  10. beautiful transformations...love them...think I'll go do the sames..thanks for the sharing the love & inspiration of crafting.

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  11. Love the great ideas. Pretty stuff!

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  12. Love the candle holder! great idea! :)

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  13. I love all 5 of Sharon's projects. I especially like the gift box and the wall hanging.
    Very creative ideas.

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  14. Love the candle holder. What a creative way to repurpose a piece.

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  15. Wow...What Beautiful transformations. Love them both.

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  16. Both projects are beautiful. Great giveaway too. A tape runner would be wondeful.

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  17. I really need a new tape runner and I love the candle holder. It is so beautiful

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  18. Love the ideas. Love giveaways and love Xyron.
    Good luck to all. Thanks for the opportunity to win some very cool tools.

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  19. this is so generous. i love the planter idea.

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  20. I am so glad to have found another craft page. Our Church group is always needing ideas.

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  21. Love those projects! I have the perfect jar for the candy cane holder and the perfect person to give it to!

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  22. Great ideas. Some of the Zyron items are on my Christmas list.

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  23. Re-purposing items is so much better than leaving them to become junque. Good idea for the potting box. It could store so many things. Love the candy jar.

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  24. Really great crafting ideas. Probably my favorite type of craft projects are altering items.

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  25. I have a little Xyron and my girls are having a blast creating. Looking to expand our machine to even BIGGER things!! Thanks!

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  26. I have a little Xyron and my girls are having a blast creating. Looking to expand our machine to even BIGGER things!! Thanks!

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  27. Please pick me. I would love an adhesive runner. Or any adhesive for that matter.

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  28. I love these ideas...I have to go shopping for something to alter now!

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  29. I have all sizes of the xyron and wouldn't be without any of them. My staples for everything I craft.

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  30. Love the transformed cookie jar! I'd love to have the 2.5" stickermaker. I just introduced a teacher friend to what I call the "X box" last Friday, and her MIND was BLOWN! She was totally amazed at how easy it was to sticky-up numbers we were putting on Advent calendar drawers. :)

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  31. Both of these are such cute ideas, love all the creative mojo I am gathering again thru these designs. Great giveaway package too:)

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  32. Stunning projects hun, love them xx

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  33. These are great! Love what Sharon did with the planter, and thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!

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  34. very cool. not sure how to enter though.

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    1. You just did! :) All you need to do is leave a comment and you are entered.

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  35. Phyllis Johnson at Johnson@cozadtel.net said love the box turned into a candle holder. How neat!!! I would love to win a new sticker maker. Mine is in sad shape. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  36. On my, these are so fabulous and fun. Love decorating the cookie jar and the candle set is amazing. Great job and great giveaway. thanks for sharing all the fab ideas and the chance to win.

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  37. Oh I simply love the candle planter box!

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  38. I love Xyron products. They are great for any craft or gift project.

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  39. What a great idea !! Thanks so much for sharing . This is a great Hop ! I'm learning new techniques and to " think outside the box ". Thanks again .

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  40. Super creative ideas!! Thank you for the inpsiratioN!

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  41. Love the giveaways! Thanks for the
    chance to win.

    Carla from Utah

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  42. What a wonderful project and giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Great project ideas!!! And a chance for a great prize pack!!!!

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  44. Wow both projects are fabulous!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  45. Awesome ideas for Christmas! :) thanks!

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  46. Beautiful projects and another great giveaway. Thank you!

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  47. Great projects! been dying to try the new gluestick..thanks for the chance!

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  48. I love all of the projects, thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. love the project ideas! would really love the gift package too. have been wanting to try the new corner glue stick and i can't find the eraser anywhere!! thx for chance :)

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  50. what a great project! Beautiful presentation of the candles and box. I also love the one page mini book on facebook, I was hoping it was here on your blog so I could Pin it, as I'm having a hard time seeing the small pictures totally (am I getting old?) Thanks for sharing your creativity. I just bought the sticker creator and am now lusting after bigger and better Xyron's!!

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  51. I am getting inspired to start crafting more!!!

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  52. great projects! Heading to your blog to chack out the others.

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  53. Very beautiful and practical projects. I love them.

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  54. Love the projects....as I new crafter I get inspiration from these blogs. Thanks for all the ideas!

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  55. I love Xyron... in my house it is a valuable item... everyone uses it... for us the problem is not what to do with it, but how not to run out of it... Thanks for the chance to win... and I love your projects... so beautiful.
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com
    morentin1326@aol.com

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  56. love these projects, the candles are beautiful love the color. and the cookie jar could be wrapped for all sorts of events/holidays. thank you for the inspirations.

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  57. Love Xxyron and would love to win some. It runs out so fast. Your jar is great with all the pretty elements.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  58. Utterly Stunning projects, love them both, thanks for sharing these fab ideas for gifts xxxx

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  59. Lovely project ideas. Thank you for sharing. Wendy. xx

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  60. Great projects! Love the candle set and box, really awesome work. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  61. Both of these projects are brilliant in the way the designer up/recycled the containers. Beautiful work!

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  62. Wonderful gift ideas, thanks for sharing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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