Presents for You and Me

So, I’ve been on a decorating kick recently…have you noticed?  Last year, we moved into a much larger house but our decoration collection hasn’t quite grown as much as our available decorating space!  So, I have been slowly adding to my collection and putting more homemade items out than before.
One of my recent projects were a set of Styrofoam trees that I used everyday items to transform into decorations.

For the larger block, I picked up some peppermint candies from the dollar store and used those to cover the Styrofoam.  I purposefully selected the green blocks for this project because I knew some of it might show through.

Using one of the most important tools for the crafting trade, my glue gun, i attached my little starlight mints to all the sides of my cube.

Once they were all dry, I tied a ribbon around it to complete the look of a present.

I was on a date recently with Mathlete and we walked into the Paper Source store.  I immediately fell in love with this little elf wrapping paper.

I picked up a sheet and brought it home to use on one of my other blocks.  This one was pretty straightforward as I just wrapped it like a normal present.  Although, unlike a normal present, I couldn’t just use double sided tape because there was no way it would stick to the foam!

I took my last block and wrapped it in green tissue paper.

Then, I cut some ribbon into equal sized strips.

I hot glued the strips of ribbon all over the square to finish this present.

I put these presents over with some other items I made in my little display cutout…I call it that because I have no idea what else it would be used for.

Want more info on the scrapbook tree? Click here!


© 2012 Just Us Four.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Let's stay connected...

Enter your Email:


  1. These are SUPER awesome.. I LOVE them (PIN Worthy!!!).. So festive and pretty… SO much CREATIVITY!! I’m inspired.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~M

  2. thanks so much for linking this up! the peppermint one is my favorite!! and i’ve been thinking about doing one of those cupcake paper trees.. maybe we’ll give it a try!

  3. Love this post! If you get a chance, I’d love to have you link up to my party at Thanks for sharing!

  4. so cute! i love that gnome paper-need it!

  5. Very cute! I love it!

    New follower.

  6. SO cute and creative!! Thanks so much for linking up to Coffee and Conversation Thursday!!

  7. Nice work, Shannah!

  8. So cute! It all looks wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  9. Super cute! I would love for you to link this up at Do Something Crafty Friday:

    The linky will be up all week :)