It seems like every year I have a few friends on my holiday shopping list that seem to be ungiftable. You know who I mean, those awesome people who seem to have anything and everything. Those friends that seem to own the entire inventory of Macy's and Best Buy combined. I totally feel like my list of "ungiftables" seems to be growing exponentially every year. I'm usually great with shopping from my immediate family and super close friends but when it comes to the rest, I'm clueless. This year I decided to try a new approach. I've come up with a great way to add a little something special to a traditional gift by combining two things that everyone will love.
Adding Lottery tickets to your gifts in a creative way will take them to the next level. I came up with a easy way to take an old standby and bring it up a notch. I'll show you a simple way to make a wine tag that you can personalize and attach an array of fun Holiday lottery tickets. Keep reading to see what you'll need to make this fun and creative gift.
- Assortment of Lottery Tickets
- Burlap and/or Cork Cardstock
- Burlap Banner Kit
- Craft knife
- Tissue and Mylar Paper or Foil Tissue
- Self healing cutting mat
- Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Cutter
Assemble your supplies. I used both cork and burlap cardstock. I also decided to make coordinating tags by simply tracing a gift tag onto the specialty cardstock and cutting it with a craft knife. I also make fringe tassels with tissue paper and mylar paper. There is a great tutorial video over on marthastewart.com. It's fairly simple once you get the hang of it.
You'll want to cut 3" x 7" pieces of the burlap cardstock. I used a self healing cutting mat, ruler and craft knife to make long straights cuts of the burlap paper. Be sure to use a new, sharp blade and apply only light pressure when cutting. You want to make 2 or 3 light cuts rather then pressing hard on a single cut.
Next you'll want to score the back of the cardstock at 2 3/4 inches. You can score lines easily with a craft stylus or bone folder.
I use a bone folder to firmly crease the burlap cardstock.
In this next photo I use a circle punch to cut the center hole in the cardstock. I found that simply tracing a 1 1/2 inch circle and carefully cutting it with the craft knife works just as well.
Next you want to cut small slits at opposite corners of the bottom half of the cardstock. This will hold the tickets in place.
If you want to make sure the lottery tickets are secure you can try double sided removable tape.
Finally you can assemble your pennant banner kit and tassels for a little added decoration. I also made coordinating gift tags from the burlap and cork cardstock.
You'll find that this gift was not only fun to create but will also be loved by anyone who receives it.You know that everyone always love a homemade gift-especially one that could win them a million in cold hard cash! Did I mention that this year the NJ lottery has 4 new Holiday scratch off tickets: $1 Holiday Cheer, $2 Holiday Luck Times 10, $5 Holiday Sparkle, and $10 Season’s Gold. You can buy them at any participating convenience store or Liquor store. How convenient is that!
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Oh and on a side note...
What would YOU do if you happened to happen to win it big
with NJ Lottery scratch off tickets?
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My friendly (but necessary) disclaimer:
Must be 18 or older to but a lottery ticket. Please play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER®. Parents are urged to think twice about gifting lottery tickets to children. For more information visit New Jersey Lottery. Thanks to NJ Lottery for sponsoring today's post.