Saturday, 29 December 2012

Santa's Sleigh

Morning all, it's time for a new challenge at 2 Sisters!
This is my final GDT project for them!
* Sad Face*
It's been great fun! Thanks so much for having me as GDT!
This week the theme is
"Anything But a Card"
Here's what I have to share with you!

It's a little Santa's Sleigh made using Candy Canes & chocolate bars!
So easy to make but so much fun! 
I think they are great substitute for overpriced selection boxes! 
 I first saw these on Jak Heath's blog!
She had a link to a tutorial but I decided to google & see what else was out there!
There are so many tutorials of different styles!
I had a look at them all & decided what I wanted to do!

Here are some of the ingredients I've used!
 Candy Canes & a 4 finger Kit Kat formed the base.

I decided to wrap my chocolate as my other half was playing Santa on Christmas Day 
& handing these out to all the little ones. 
I was worried that in the mayhem, the chocolate would 
end up all over my sisters floor! 
This way, the theory was that if the kids tore them apart, 
it should just be the outside wrappers& not the actual 
chocolate wrappers that tear.
This particular model was wrapped in kraft paper,
I also did some in scraps of wrapping paper!

I tied each "present" with some twine!

Here are all the presents ready to be glued together!
I used my hot glue gun to do this!

Two of the finished articles!
The Santa's on these look really laid back! lol
I actually made 18 of them in the end as everyone wanted one!

A view from a different angle!
I can tell you that these little babies went down a treat 
with the adults as well as the kids!
Thanks for popping in! 
I can't wait to see what project you make for the
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges!
C.R.A.F.T Not A Card
Craft Us Crazy Merry Christmas
Crazy Amigo Challenge Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge Santa Is Coming To Town
LEJ Designs Santa's Coming To Town
Unstampabelles Christmas (No Stamping)


  1. What a fabulous idea to make Santa's sleigh with the wrapped up candy bars! Love how this turned out!

  2. Wow! I love this - so effective! I will definitely be doing some of these for some little peeps next Christmas! x

  3. What a brilliant idea! I'm going to have to remember this one for next year.

  4. what a fabulous idea Dawn, will be doing this next year, came here from, freegle, I want you crafting stash, only joking, Brian is away to put some off mines up the loft, as my bedroom is overflowing and I am trying to make space for my new machines, LOL xxxx

  5. These are fabulous Dawn! I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Linda xxx

  6. What a great sleigh, Dawn! So very clever of you to search for different designs. I'm going to be hanging on to this one until next year. TFS, my friend.

  7. Aren't these just the cutest thing, well done Dawn! Thanks for sharing with us at LEJ Designs for our'Santa's Coming to Town' challenge.
    Happy New Year!

  8. ooh I know lots of little people who would love this - and come to think of it some big people too! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope to see you there in 2013.Happy New Year.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  9. Brilliant. I love how you've made these.

  10. Something to put in the file for next year! Great project and they look super. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month - hope to see you back! Have a very Happy New Year as well!

  11. Brilliant Idea, I bet the recipient hated to have to take it apart! Thank you for joining in our christmas Challenge at Unstampabelles.

  12. This is fabulous Dawn, I saw Jak Heath's version, but I have to say I like the way you have wrapped your chocolate bars - great idea.


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Dawn xx