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Homemade Elf Holiday Gift Container

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Turn an old potato chip tube into a fun and jolly gift.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Mod Podge ® Glitter - Extreme Glitter, 8 oz.
Item #CS15066
Add extra sparkle to your next Mod Podge project! Build up multiple coats for glitter effect. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.


Other Supplies
Recollections® Christmas Fa La La La paper pad 297365
Potato chip tube
Green card stock
Flat brush ½”
Small hole punch
Red yarn
Small gold jingle bell
Water basin
Paper towels
Foam plates


Get the supplies you need to make this project from your local Michaels!

  1. Measure and cut a piece of striped paper from paper pack that wraps around tube. Cut two shoes from green card stock using pattern.
  2. Apply matte Mod Podge® to tube and wrap striped paper around smoothing as you go. Let dry at least twenty minutes before sealing with another coat of matte. Allow dry time between multiple coats.
  3. Glue two shoes together with matte starting at toe, leaving enough at the end to wrap around tube. Apply several coats of Extreme Glitter Mod Podge® to both sides. Let dry.
  4. Punch holes along top edge of shoe. Cut lengths of yarn and tie through holes with a bow.
  5. Punch a hole in the end of the toe. Tie yarn through hole with jingle bell.
  6. Wrap ends of shoe around tube overlapping one end over the other. Glue to secure.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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