Friday, 23 December 2011

Homemade Christmas Gifts That We've Made This Christmas

I love making Christmas gifts as their much more personal that buying something off the shelf and we're usually broke this time of year and homemade is usually cheaper.

We made some felt Christmas Tree decorations using cookie cutters for templates and sewed on some sequins for extra decoration.



We also made some jewellery for friends, and also air mailed some to family in NZ.


We also transformed some tins into pretty canisters to hold baking or other homemade gifts.  All it takes is some PVA glue, a clean food tin (with sharp edges removed), and some paper Christmas napkins.



Decorating cheap drinking glasses is also a fab way to present your homemade goodies.


You could even add a candle for a fab mantlepiece or table decoration.


We also made our own Christmas Cards using cross stitch and paper quilling to decorate them.



My 3 girls made one of these super easy tissue paper wreaths each to decorate their bedroom doors.


And of course there were loads of homemade tasty treats!

I made these for the Church Christmas Crafts Afternoon (where some of the above crafty Christmas creations were also made)


Here are some of the edible Christmas gifts that we made and gave away, with links to my recipes.

Marshmallow or Cherry Truffles

 Russian Fudge, Chocolate Brownies in a jar and Apricot Balls - Last minute edible Christsmas gifts
Super Quick Christmassy Muffins

Lightly Spiced Christmas Cookies
 And for the Church Christms Lunch we made this Gingerbread House.


All that's left to do is to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  Our love and heartfelt thoughts go to those who are alone at Christmas or who will be missing loved ones, as we will be.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! You are so productive - don't know how you find time, but I'm very glad you do. Really inspiring

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  2. Awww, thanks heaps Gill xx We find snippets of time where we can and my girls don't watch much telly, they get bored with it, so we craft instead :o)

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  3. Oh my!!! You HAVE been busy!!! Am very impressed! Everything looks wonderful,

    Maggy x

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