Christmas Christmas Gifts DIY Holidays Traditions

Christmas Bulb Placeholder & Favour

I am a traditions kind-of-girl. Whether it’s visiting the pumpkin patch or touring the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, year-over-year I tend to stick to my familiar traditions.


One tradition I have always taken great pride in is hand-making Christmas gifts and favours for my family. From clay tags to a jar of honey cinnamon butter (which is still highly requested by my family), thoughtfully crafting a gift and passing it to a loved one is the best feeling in the world!


Since “J’ and I will be hosting Christmas dinner with my family on Boxing Day, I wanted to create something that would serve two purposes; a placeholder & a favour. This Christmas bulb does just that! The plastic fillable bulb makes this project highly customizable. You can fill the bulb with almost anything – toys, candy, greenery; making it a truly unique little take-home for your guests.


I think what I love most about this project is it doesn’t take a lot of time to pull them together – one afternoon spent crafting is all you need. Another added bonus is that each bulb costs about $2.50 to make (depending on what goodies you put inside), so it’s relatively inexpensive. Here’s what you will need to make your own:

  • Fillable Plastic Bulbs
  • Pinecone Pick
  • Red Berry Garland
  • DecoArt Snow-Tex Paint
  • Ribbons
  • Gift Tags + Glitter Tape

The 12 Posts of Christmas

Holiday Projects for $24 or Less

A few bloggers (myself included!) were so excited about the upcoming holidays we decided to put together a little DIY blog tour. For the next 12 days, the great blogs listed below will be sharing fabulous Christmas posts – and every project costs less than $24! Visit all the links below to discover amazingly crafty Christmas ideas!

  1st Day // DIY Passion

  2nd Day // Little Red Brick House

  3rd Day // Fynes Designs

  4th Day // My Daily Randomness (that’s me!)

  5th Day // Houseologie

  6th Day // The DIYDiary

  7th Day // The Bold Abode

  8th Day // Canary Street Crafts

  9th Day // Here Nor There

  10th Day // Making it in the Mountains

  11th Day // Elizabeth Joan Designs

  12th Day // Maddex Musings

Happy Christmas Crafting Everyone!

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  • Reply Shareba December 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I love this idea! It's nice to have something that your guests can take home. I've pinned this to my Christmas board 🙂

  • Reply Bianca Davila December 4, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Super nice Brittany! Love the photos and your idea.

  • Reply Emily December 13, 2014 at 9:26 am

    So beautiful! Love this idea!

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