1. My local dollar store (where everything is truly $1) 2. My Fiskars paper crimper 3. My super simple Terrific Toffee Recipe 4. My collection of Basic Grey Paper
This year for Christmas I created more homemade goodies for everyone. I can post this now because almost everyone has gotten their gift from me so this blog post will not spoil anyone's suprise. First off, I have to say I almost love packaging my homemade goodies as much as making them. My Terrific Toffee recipe made another appearance this year because basically I thought..."why improve on greatness..." The recipe can be found HERE. I did not come up with it, although I wish I had. I know I can always turn to Taste of Home online and know I am getting a quality recipe. This is truly one of the easiest recipes I know of...I can do it from memory...or in my sleep (which I have never tried but now I feel daring).
The silver packaging came from (of all places) my local dollar store. Everything in this store is $1 (like the name implies)...so I bought a package of 3 silver containers. They resemble something you may get from a restaurant. The lid has silver on one side and white paper on the other...I turned the lid to show the silver finish. Next I took out my Basic Grey paper collection (which is getting a little large...that is not complaining :) and my paper crimper. I find that the paper crimper doesn;t get much use outside of Christmas (note to self...change that this year). I also used a clear acrylic stamp set that I got from Michael's to embellish the tag.
The toffee was nestled in the packaging with white tissue paper and finished with a crimped paper strip and a small tag.
Edited to add: I am proud to say I bought all of the silver trays from my dollar store...I will have to put them up for next year.