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Homemade Gifts

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Last minute Christmas shopping can be stressful, but to save time and money, maybe consider a few homemade DIY gifts that will really make a meaningful holiday gift.

1. Candles

Homemade candles not only smell delicious, they are also a creative addition to any room in your house. You can find candle making kits at almost any craft shop, or you can use this recipe. You can even buy some scented oils to add to your candles. Cinnamon, pine, or even peppermint are the perfect holiday scents!

Homemade Candles

Photo © manufactum

2. Ornaments

A personalized touch to the tree is never a bad thing. You can make popsicle reindeer, spoon Santas and Mrs. Clauses, or my favorite, “Swirl-a-balls.” You can find all the supplies to make these inexpensive ornaments at a craft store. Homemade ornaments might be small gifts, but who doesn’t love something homemade?

Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

Photo © spoonful

3. Jewelry

Again, all the supplies you need to make a bracelet, necklace, or even a regular keychain can be found at a craft store. Find out your friend’s or a family member’s favorite color and you can find the corresponding beads to match! I like picking out funky beads with random shapes, animal faces, or even letters for initials. You can also buy beads to spell out a special phrase or inside joke. You also don’t have to buy regular old fishing line for jewelry – use cord, rope, or hemp!

DIY Craft Homemade Bracelet Jewelry

Photo © Sometimes Homemade

4. Photo Collage

Photo collages are a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them. Pick out your favorite photos together and you can either place them in a fancy frame with pre-cut shapes, or simply pick out the frame and add your own personal touches using scrapbook paper, pieces of dried flowers, or even twigs from the woods. Anything you add is sure to personalize it!

Happy Holidays Photo Collage Gift

Photo © 365loveideas

5. Dessert

Mmmm, something delicious to nibble on around the fire or at parties? How could a person say no? Do a bit of digging to find out their favorite guilty pleasure and surprise them with it! If you can’t figure out what to make, fudge and peppermint bark never disappoint!

DIY Homemade Fudge Gift

Photo © momswhothink

 

Will you be making homemade Christmas presents? What will you make? Let us know in the comments!

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Adventures in the Kitchen: Muffin Top Pumpkin Christmas Cookies

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This is the third edition of Adventures in the Kitchen series

Check out other recipes here: Bake and Save Chicken and Carrots Crash and Burn.

Santa will be coming soon and he will be expecting some delicious Christmas cookies.  Thanks to the ingenious experiment done by a fellow employee, I have a new and creative cookie for all the Christmas and pumpkin lovers.

Muffin Top Pumpkin Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

  1. Spice Cake Mix
  2. 1 Can Of Pumpkin Pie Fillin
  3. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  4. Powdered Sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the spice cake mix into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the can of pumpkin pie filling and mix until smooth.
  4. Add pumpkin pie spice to desired taste.
  5. Butter or spray the cookie sheet.
  6. Scoop the dough into a plastic bag
  7. Cut one of the bottom corners of the bag
  8. Squeeze the dough onto the cookie sheet.
  9. Bake cookies in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cookies when done.
  11. Let cool – and enjoy!
Baked Muffin Top Pumpkin Christmas Cookies

Photo © SisMiss

Take a big bite out of this delicious pumpkin treat and enjoy some Muffin Top Pumpkin cookies this Christmas. Santa will thank you.

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