Nov 19

6 weeks till Christmas, homemade gifts

Welcome to the second installment of my little preparation guide for Christmas.

I hope that you found last weeks post useful and that you have all got a start on your Gift List.Today we will be looking at making your own presents.

Making Your Own Presents.

There are so many ways to add a little hand made to your Christmas. Start collecting pretty glass jars (think mason or kilner jars) and if you spot any hampers going begging snap them up too. If you type in handmade gifts into Pinterest you will get hundreds of results. Here are just a few of my favourite ideas for foodie gifts this Christmas.

candied orange

candied orange from over on the food network

Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints

Homemade Caramels

Homemade Caramel

martini making kit

martini making kit

Homemade Ginger bread Granola in a jar

Homemade Ginger bread Granola in a jar

Decorate jars with material tied over the lid with ribbon or bakers twine. Use brown tags and christmas stamps to label them.

covering a jar with material

covering a jar with material

Other Homemade Christmas Ideas:

Photo book or album, especially good for relatives living far away. And its a lovely record for you to have of your year. This is a great post on it 

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Turn your Childrens Artwork into gifts. Scan them in and print out in the size you want to  cover for a notebook, shrink them down and add to a big picture frameyou can even look at getting them printed onto tea towels. Check out this article over on babble for some really cool ideas.

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Vouchers for diy baby sitting , you can  do them up to look like ticket stub book

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Printable coupons on the spotted sparrow website

 

Mentioned in this post: The Food Network, Philidelphia Cream Cheese, Tastes Better From Scratch Blog, Babble, www.lilblueboo.com

So get making and I will see you next week for some more advice on how to make your Christmas as relaxing and stress free as possible.

Vanessa

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