Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Neighborly Elves

 

Every year, 
I try to think of something non-edible for 
little neighbor Christmas gifts.
Not sure why, 
probably because if it's food, 
I eat all of the mistakes.

Well, this year, 
they are getting food!
Oreos
Red Oreos!

No baking, 
no gaining 5 pounds,
no messy pans or smoky ovens.  
 

While shopping at a boutique, 
Des and I 
found an elf Oreo treat.  
I think this is the cutest thing ever.
Yes, I wish I would have thought of it.

I had to make them.
One foot, became two, 
which became four. 


Which became 20.


I need to stop playing with them 
and give them out.
I'm becoming attached.

If you would like to make some.
You will need:
Winter Red Oreos
Ribbon
Scrapbook paper for shoe collar
Green posterboard 
Elf Shoe Template
little jingle bells
Hole punches
Double sided Scotch tape 
Clear cellophane
Skinny thread to tie on bells

These are the supplies needed, how to make a similar
shoe treat is in this Oreo Tutorial post.
 
 
I'm putting these details for me and you, 
so I won't forget and know where to find this.
Posterboard -- you can get 15 feet per posterboard.
There are about 34 Oreos in these Winter packages.
8 Oreos per foot
Cut cellophane 7"x11"


Have yoursELF
Merry little Christmas!


 

51 comments:

  1. that couldn't be ANY cuter!! I think I'll be giving some out this year as well. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. THANKS! THESE ARE VERY CUTE!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  3. 8 oreos per shoe, 34 in a bag. That means there's a couple I get to eat while making them! I'm in....

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  4. Are you trying to make me gain that 5 pounds now??? lol
    They are adorable!!

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  5. Very cute :D Thanks for sharing

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  6. This is so dang cute and a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :O)

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  7. My son-in-law loves oreos... I think this would make a great gift for him! :)

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  8. These are so sweet...great idea!

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  9. Totally cute, will have to pin.

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  10. Those are soo cute!!!
    What a sweet way to give
    to your neighbors. :0)

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  11. Great idea! I think a lot of us will be copying your elf-y idea!

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  12. Ok, I don't think we have red oreos around here...but my oh my do they look like a sweet treat...leave it to you 2 to create a magical treat....

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  13. Cute! We have red and green filled oreos here in Michigan! thanks!

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  14. Aren't you two clever! Those are adorable -- thanks for the fun idea!!!

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  15. Too cute! I didn't know about those Oreos. Have to keep an eye out.

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  16. Corrie, Do you have a template for the shoe and the collar or any kind of instructions? I would love to make these but need a bit of guidance! Thanks-- Kezia

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  17. I had no idea Oreos came with red filling! I stay away from that aisle at the grocery store. This is a cute idea!

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  18. those are great. How do you keep from eating the oreos?

    merry christmas.

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  19. OK - these are the cutest gifty jobby-doos I've seen this year! Thanks for the idea, gals!

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  20. oops ... accidently commented as a "reply" .... :) still think they're awfully cute! How about the green mint oreos too???

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    1. Corrie, those are absolutely fantastic! I love them! and what a fun classroom treat idea for the Christmas party ... you are so cool!!! :) :) Thank you for sharing .... Wendy

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  21. These are adorable and will make great favors. How do you keep the sleeve of cookies from falling out of the bottom of the shoe? Do you have any 'sole' on the shoe? Thanks so much! Love your blog!

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    1. Did a little tutorial on making a similar treat.
      http://www.quilttaffy.blogspot.com/2012/12/oreo-tutorial-ruby-slipper.html

      The cookies don't fall out the bottom, due to the tape holding them there. There's no sole.

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  22. So stinkin' cute!!!! Love them. :0)

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  23. How clever ... Wish I was a neighbour!!!

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  24. Do they have bottoms? Do they fall out?

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  25. That's my question too! Will they fall out the bottom??

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  26. I love this idea. I am going to use it with the "You've been Elfed" for my neighbors. Too cute!

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  27. ♥♥ always looking for quick ideas fir famiky-friends.. definitely! Cute!!

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  28. Can you tell us what the total width of the template is for tip to tip? These are cute and I understand not wanting to give up template, but I am unsure of how big to make the shoe part to fit the cookies.

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  29. Yes please a template will help alot.... This will be my Teachers gift! :)

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  30. This is the cutest idea! Thank you so much for sharing it with your readers. I have been searching the web for a template for the shoe, but no luck? I am crafty, but I really can't seem to draw this shoe.

    Would you please email at (dgallegos@mjwomack.com)when you get a minute? Maybe you can point me in the right direction.

    Have a wonderful day and thank you again,

    Debra

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  31. I have a lot of the same questions mentioned above. Please email me at ocurlyb@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  32. There's a template here: http://www.schoolgirlsamplers.com/pdftutorialspatterns/ElfShoesTemplate.pdf

    And how to make a similar shoe here: http://www.quilttaffy.blogspot.com/2012/12/oreo-tutorial-ruby-slipper.html

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  33. These are adorable! I pinned them and shared it on facebook! I am going to make them next year for my son's classroom! You can submit and share them on my website...I would love to feature them!

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  37. so cute! how about the orange and black oreos in witches' boots for halloween? LOVE.

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  38. Thanks for the tutorial. If people are still concerned about the cookies falling through - just cut a small rectangular piece of the green construction paper, fold up both ends (short side) and tape to the inside of the shoe before you put in the cookies. Whala

    Tavette

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  39. How big are the shoes from end to end? The template is Very small!!!!

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    1. 11.5" it fits across a piece of paper. Make sure your printer is doing 'actual size'.

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  40. About how long do you think the cookies will stay fresh? I have a weeks vacation over Thanksgiving and would love to make these for all of my coworkers while I have time. Would the cookies be stale by Christmas?

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    1. I think the cookies would be fine. I just opened an elf foot that I saved left over from last year, took a bite, you know, it wasn't that bad.

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  41. Love the santa decoration in the picture, could you share where did you get it?

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  42. The Santa is by Lori C. Mitchell. I got him at a local boutique a couple of years ago. I'm sure he's somewhere on the internet. I also have a red riding hood by her & Halloween people, and....

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  43. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your elf foot project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/elf-feet/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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