With Christmas inching its merry way closer and closer I decide it was time to start getting my craft on with 4 simple & oh so cute Christmas gifts. These are perfect as stocking fillers, a bit of fun, Christmas day favours or gifts for neighbours, teachers, friends, and of course your family will love them too. I like to have a couple on hand for the unexpected as well.. If you follow me on Pinterest you would have noticed I have been pinning my way through crafts, gifts, wrapping, baking, food and all round Christmas fun – you may have spotted these four ideas already. I love the fact they are easy to do and you can customise them and totally make them your own, plus for extra brownie points – they are all edible!
The BIG question… which four fabulous fun ideas actually made it off my Pinterest board and went from being an ‘ideas’ to being hand made, hand crafted ‘reality’?
Reindeer Noses – cause everyone loves Rudolph; Snowman Soup – perfect for a late night drink (reworded slightly from the original as it’s Summer); Elf Kisses – they are sweet and Grinch Pills – well you can’t please everyone. If you click on the links above, you will see I have tried my hardest to find my way through the spider web that is Pinterest and link to the originals.
Below is a list of what you need to make each one (not including card; cellophane bags; the corresponding poem and pictures of choice)
Maltesers (8 – one for each reindeer)
Giant Jaffa (for Rudolph)
Snowman Soup (a cute way to package Hot Chocolate)
Mini Marshmallows (I found these Christmas tree ones, which are Gluten Free)
Chocolate Kisses (Christmas colours if possible)
Green and Red Lollies (I used M & M’s)Assembly Instructions: -Type out the poem, select picture and print out (I chose to print the poem directly on to white first, you may want to print directly onto coloured card) -Fold card in half; attach poem (if separate) and picture -Fill cellophane bag and fold down the top a few times (to keep everything inside); cellotape closed -Fold card over top of cellophane bag and staple together toward the bottom of the poem For Snowman soup – make the card a bit longer so it goes down the back too, this adds a bit of stability to the gift. Add a candy cane to the top of the bag with tape (Christmas tape looks nice)
I had so much fun putting these little gifts together. The best thing about them though? Being able to give them to others. Being able to spread some joy and love around to others, after all that’s what Christmas is about. Isn’t it?
Do you have any simple and cute Christmas gift ideas to add to my ever growing list of things to try? I’d love to hear them if you do. Even better if your on Pinterest, leave the link below and I can check them out.