Benign Objects Holiday Freebie
Happy Holidays! Like a virtual Santa, I am about to zoom through the wires delivering gifts galore to you, dear readers. I can promise you I won't do something this extensive and free again. Here's what's in my sack:
1. Pillow box
2. 2 CD cases (one with a blank front, one that says "happy holidays.")
3. Set of small circular labels
4. Set of larger rectangle labels
5. Large circular labels
7. Super-cute labels to wrap around small jars
Colorwise, I utilized some icy colors: light blue, shades of grey, dark blue, white and a pop of an orange-y red (see bottom photo of CD case).
These are all free for personal use. Simply download or right click (control click on Macs) the template jpegs. Print it out on cardstock and cut out. Some have instructions, some are pretty self-explanatory.
For the label, I made a candle in a jar using supplies I got from Hobby Lobby, but you could fill a small jar with candy, bath salts, whatever. Hobby Lobby (or Michael's, I imagine) has a huge selection of plain glass jars. You can just trim the label to size. I used the smaller round tags and attached them to tea bags. A few would fit nicely in the pillowbox. And then, oh my goodness, you could give someone and entire sensory experienced: tea for warmth and comfort, a CD for audio pleasure and a candle for scent. Man, I think I am a pretty excellent Santa.
Click "read more" to get to the printable files and–not to be forgotten–this month's playlist.
*None of these are holiday songs, but they're all pretty mellow and work well with the ridiculous cold up here in Minnesota. Most of these artists are solid gold the whole album through. Sometimes there's so much good music out there, it's incredible.
Megafaun: Kaufman's Ballad
Lissie (She's awesome!): Little Lovin', Wedding Bells, Everywhere I go, Oh Mississippi
Solid Gold: Matter of Time
Pearl Jam: Just Breathe
Bat for Lashes (Really digging for a snowy/rainy/crafty day): Daniel, Sleep Alone
Wilco: I'll Fight
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: Home --supercool little anthem from a supercool band
The Swell Season: The Rain
Alela Diane: White as Diamonds
Fanfarlo: Harold T. Wilkins
Nada Surf: Inside of Love
Sea Wolf: Turn the Dirt Over
Santigold: Turn out the Lights
Hot Chip: Take It In
(This song is from an upcoming album and isn't out yet as far as I can tell. But it's damn catchy.)
As I've mentioned before, I prefer to download music from Amazon, so that's where these links go.