Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Christmas Bon Bon inspiration

Hey lovelies! It's only about a month until Christmas and I realise how much I see need to do. One of my jobs this Christmas is to make the bonbons (of Christmas cracker) for the table. 

I really wanted to personalise each one instead of buying them. So here's a bit of inspiration.

I made these ones a few years ago for my girls. 

This is what I had put inside
Little Bloom soaps
Pastel gel pens
Tiny handmade envelopes

This year, because I'm making them for the family I was going to try and personalise for each person. So the decorating will depend on who it's for. My ideas on what to put inside...

Via Moncadeau Etsy

Tiny jewellery 
Via Bloom

Little soaps

Via Tabidesigns Etsy

Small brooches

Tiny earrings (made by me)

Special friendship bracelets

Tiny sticky notes

Via Belle and Boo Etsy

Little button/badges

Via Cupcaketree Etsy

Little hand carved stamps
Lindor chocolate balls
A hand written quote
small pens
Cute stickers

I'm sort of at a loss on what to put in a guys bon bon besides gourmet bits of chocolate. But these ideas are more for my girls and for pen pals etc. 

Anyway, I've bought my bon bon snaps (that make that bang sound) and I'm deciding on paper and other bits to decorate with. I'm looking forward to making them :) 

P.S. Remember to email me gracienne.nancy [at] gmail [dot] com if you would like to get a Christmas card from me! 


Brooke T said...

great inspiration! I love everything :) especially the last one!

Karina Pacheco said...

Everything is so beautiful ; ) so thoughtful! I just sent you an email sweet girl. Hope your having a great week ; ). Love, Kary xoxo

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I love homemade Christmas crackers! It's been a few years since I've made them, but they always turn out so well. It's so nice to have each one personalized! Can't wait to see your creations this year...

PS: Just emailed you!

Nicki said...

Oh, that is SOOO COOL! It looks pretty on the outside and contains pretty things on the inside! :]

Claire Kiefer said...

Gracie, these are lovely ideas! I'm impressed that you're on top of it and it's not even November yet. :) I was very proud that I bought Christmas cards today (!!) but I haven't started writing any of them, haha!

Happy happy holidays, xoxoxo

pip a la chic said...

Great gifts ideas for the bon bons. I never thought of making them. Good luck with them. Thanks for entering my giveaway as well.

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh wow, this post has soo much loveliness in it gracie!! <3

krissy ♥ said...

Wow Gracie, these are all so lovely! I always love visiting your blog because of pretty and whimsy stuff like these! ♥

k said...

oooo the star necklace....:):) These table gifts are such a cute idea, I love them!

Rhianne said...

I love making crackers, what a wonderful idea to personalise them all. I never seem to have the time to make things for christmas anymore - I think I'm going to have to make the time next year :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Absolutely LOVE your bon bons and all the little finds!!

You are so creative, and you have such great taste :)

Hope you're having an amazing week!!

Joyti said...

Oo, your Christmas bonbons/crackers are gorgeous. I've never pulled a Christmas cracker in my life, oddly enough. I guess they're not popular here anymore. Which is sad, 'cause they're cute.
And I love all the tiny stuff - I'm a fan of tiny too, especially jewelry.

Unknown said...

these are all so pretty and inspiring.

J. said...

You are so crafty! Always finding the cutest ideas!

Marina said...

Hey Gracie!
Really nice the bon bons
I loved
It's so charming!

Have a nice day

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love everything in this post! So much adorable stuff!!

For the boys maybe you could get those finger skate boards and bmx's? KMart and Mr Toys has them. Micro Machines are also popular with my brothers, haha.

x Jasmine

Cassie said...

I always make Christmas table presents for the family and the men are always the most difficult to buy for. Last year I put a little photo cube inside theirs.

Will love to see yours when they are made. I can't email you from holiday Gracie, it doesn't seem to work, but I will when I get home.

heather said...

What fabulous gift ideas, Gracie! I totally understand your loss of what to do for the guys. I'm so bad at buying boy presents. If you come up with something, please let me know!!! Happy holiday preparation to you!

Sierra said...

Ohh everything is so pretty - I love all of the hearts and that heart necklace is so lovely! Is it too late for me to get a Christmas card? E-mailing you now! ;)

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