Sunday, December 17, 2023


Hello there! Are you all surviving the hustle and bustle of the holidays? It gets a little tricky this time of year to squeeze in some crafty time, but I made It happen this year by golly! I have adored working with the Gingerbread Kisses collection so much! I wanted to share a fun little treat holder with you today with a super fun pocket that holds a handmade ornament to give to all of those special someones on your list this year!

I followed this blog post to create the boxes. I used some 110-weight Kraft cardstock to construct my boxes. I did deviate slightly from the original and did not punch the hole to make it a door hanger. I simply added a 1/2 inch score mark at the top of the bag and adhered it to the top fold-over flap on a bag of these yummy Gingerbread Ghirardelli Chocolates. I decorated the bag with the "Cookies for Santa" pattern paper and some Pistachio Swiss Dot Petite Prints. Such fun colors in this collection!

I also made my own little gingerbread-themed ornaments that were so easy to make and SO fun to decorate with all sorts of little bits! I love how this simple little ornament was made with some chalk paint and one of these plastic art palettes from the dollar store! They look just like a little muffin or cupcake tin and I loved how it went along with the whole baking theme of the Gingerbread Kisses collection.

Here are a few close-ups of the ornaments:

These were decorated with some die cuts from the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat ephemera packs. I also added a clay ornament from my stash. I added some peppermint enamel dots from the Peppermint Place Shape Sprinkles to the clay ornaments to match the collection a little better. I found these itty bitty cookie cutters at the craft store, so I added some hot glue to the cup, added a few cookie sprinkles, and then placed my little ornament in the cup. Such a fun little addition! I also added some plastic peppermint candies to the cups. The gingerbread friends are hot glued to a cinnamon stick and some pretty greenery. I added a candy cane from the Icon Sticker sheet to the gingerbread friends. I also added a little bit of Stickles for some sparkle to the buttons and bows on the gingerbread. The ornaments are finished off with a festive striped bow and then some twine hot glued to the back to act as a holder for the ornament. I just had the BEST time making these! Kids would LOVE to make these too! Just be careful with the hot glue! :)

After the ornaments had all been put together, I added them to the front pocket along with some paper shreds. I decorated the front pockets of the holders with some more die cuts from the Odds and Ends, Chit Chat, Bits and Pieces, Warm Wishes Shape Sprinkles, and Enamel Dots. I added a small Lily White Mini Doily over the top flap and then glued the holder right to the flap of the bag of chocolates.

A little group shot action! :)

I hope these treat and ornament holders have inspired you to create your own fun and festive gifts! The "Gingerbread Kisses" collection was perfect for this gingerbread-themed project, and I had so much fun making them! Have a wonderful Holiday Season and we will see you next time! Happy crafting!


Gingerbread Kisses Collection
Lily White Mini Doily
Pistachio Swiss Dots Petite Prints


Art Palette
Chalk paint
cinnamon stick
hot glue
110 # Kraft Cardstock
Scoring Tool
Various decorations for cups (Clay Ornament, Plastic Peppermint candies, Mini Cookie Cutters, sprinkles)
Striped ribbon

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