While visiting Kathy the other day, I browsed through her December issue of Martha Stewart Living and saw the cutest idea for wrapping store bought chocolate bars. I made up a bunch of them last nite and will be giving them as gifts when we return to school in January.
You can find instructions on making these cute snowmen or even a Santa by going here.
From my Pottery Barn Christmas catalogue, I made up a bunch of envelopes and filled each one with a holiday peppermint patty and a crocheted snowflake. These were handed out as little favors for everyone who gathered together for Melissa's cookie festival on Monday.
With a frame I had on hand and holiday felt stickers my Aunt Elaine sent, I now have a simple but sweet holiday gift using the cross-stitching I made a couple of weeks ago.
Have you heard of Snowman Soup? I have made up many of these in the past for gifts. Usually I just print the online graphic for this craft, but since our home computer is on the fritz, I wrote and drew my own on index cards.
Hot chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate kisses and a candy cane all bundled up in a mug for the perfect holiday treat.
And finally, I found plastic rings so that I could make more Dorset buttons. I completed this one last nite off the top of my head. I was glad I still remembered how to do them. I thought they would make great little ornaments on the tree when done up in red, green, white, gold, and maybe some royal blue.
I wish you joy, I wish you peace and I hope you find a bit of quiet time to get crafty in the hustle and bustle of the season. Friendship blessings, Tammy