Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Homemade Gift-Giving (Part 1)

While I'm not ready to deck the halls around here (not until after Thanksgiving), 'tis the season  if you're thinking of CRAFTING gifts for Christmas this year!  Last minute crafting gifts can be disastrous, so it never hurts to get ideas early, and (at least) start gathering supplies!  That said, I thought I'd share a few cute gift-giving ideas that our family has used in the last couple of years.  These are ideas gathered from Pinterest, and we've put our own spin on them.  Maybe it'll give you some ideas for gift-giving this year!

Today: Part One.

My girl and I made these pretzel-kiss treats, and filled cute little Santa bags (from Hobby Lobby) with them.

We also found a recipe for Peppermint Stick Cocoa on Pinterest, and filled canning jars with the mix.

I used some scrapbooking supplies like a circle template (for the cocoa label), a snowman stamp (also for the cocoa label), and a corner-rounder for the cocoa instruction tag.  Don't forget to add this tag so that your recipients know exactly how to prepare the cocoa!

Combined in a cute gift-bag, these two items made for a festive Christmas gift.

Stay tuned for some more simple ideas in "Part 2" tomorrow.

'13 Gratefulness
* grateful for provisions being made for a cousin to come to Cleveland Clinic for heart surgery
* grateful that my daughter caught up on some missed sleep & said "that was the best night's sleep I've had in a long time"
* grateful for golden pools of leaves in the yard

Feel free to chime in with a comment!  What are you grateful for today?


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