I’ve been busy having a wonderful week with my family. Hope your holidays are filled with lots of merry and bright!
Archive for December, 2011
I created these food gifts for our big family gathering on Christmas Eve. Each family will receive this dinner-in-a-bag gift to share. The container for the soup mix is a 15 oz. can wrapped in paper, and secured with double-sided tape that hides. If you didn’t want to make your own soup mix, you could buy some. (I was in World Market recently, and they had a big selection.) Another plus is you can make this gift a little ahead of time. More time for other merry-making!
Here’s a simple way to dress up a bottle of something to give as a gift. I had made some ornaments a while back, and had one to spare. A sparkly pipe cleaner was strung with a tree ornament and a jingle bell. The ends were bent to together in a curly design, forming an oval shape. I added a simple – like tying your shoelaces – bow. The ornament slips over the neck of the bottle, and you are good to go!
I look forward to a friend’s special, annual Christmas Charm swap, and had fun putting a little extra zip into my presentation this year. I used 15 oz. tin cans, wrapped in some strips of Midori paper. Double-sided tape is my friend, since it hides, and does a fine job of holding the papers in place. Inside the cans are homemade ornaments and some other goodies for crafting and eating. No charms! We’ll share a potluck lunch, and do lots of visiting. It is a wonderful way to share a day during our holiday season.