Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanukkah Gift Basket

Tonight at sundown is the beginning of the Festival of Lights - the 8 days of Hanukkah (or Chanukah if you prefer).  Every year I try to come up with a new creative idea for packaging home made goodies that I give at Hanukkah to the 3 trauma surgeons I work for.  The holiday came so early this year I really had to get going!   I found some wonderful woven newspaper baskets at my local  Christmas Tree Shop - so I had my container.
Now, my basket appears a little empty because two of the  packages I put in them (holding  fudge and  almond lace cookies) were made using some templates from Creations by AR that aren't coming out until next week - so I couldn't show them to you! (come by next Friday on 12/6and you'll see them!)  But I can show you this fun Star of David creation.
I found a wonderful tutorial for this on Brenda Quintana's blog.  Her instructions are very clear and it goes together perfectly.  After fitting the strips together, you slip a Hershey Kiss into each triangle, add a ribbon and tag.  Here's how it looks from the back - the kisses fit quite snugly into the spaces so they all hold together without a backing!
Here's the card I included in each basket.  Stamps are from Eight Happy Nights by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.
And here are all the confections I made -  zuchini bread, yellow rum cakes with pecans, almond lace cookies and fudge! (plus the kisses that I bought of course!)
Here's wishing all of my Jewish friends a wonderful 8 days of Hanukkah!

Stamps:  Eight Happy Nights - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Copics -B21, B23, foam tape.

Star of David
Paper:  white, Blueberry sky - PTI, brushed silver - SU
Stamps:  Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - 8 Happy Nights
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  small and large oval punches - SU, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, Hershey Kisses, ScorPal, tutorial -


Annette Allen said...

wow look at all those goodies.. yummy

*Vicki* said...

So creative and yummy!! What a great gift basket! Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving! HUGS :)

Renee said...

Oh, Julia what a fantastic basket...
and such yummy treats!
Really lovin' that star with the kisses...
gotta remember that one! :)
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the littles!
I don't like the legs either...
I'd be just fine with a turkey breast...
that's the best part! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful ensemble Julia! So thoughtful and creative! I just never know what you are going to dream up next! Happy Thanksgiving!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

this is a wonderful project! I love everything!!! and YES Happy Hanukkah..I have always wanted to make something for this day but no time and with Thanksgiving here in the US this year at the same time it is a bit difficult!!! anyways happy holiday..

Mary Marsh said...

great Hannukah projects and the baked goodies sound os yummy-Happy Thanksgiving,my friend