I'm so excited about Christmas this year. I'm going to be making Christmas ornaments to give away again.
This year I'm using Christmas in the Nick of Time for a few craft ideas. I used this book last year, too. There are 750 easy-to-make ideas for crafting, cookie-baking, gift-giving, decorating and memory-making. :o) lol I got that from the front of the book.
Anywho, here's my first project.
Sparkling Snow Ornaments
What You Need:
Purchased clear flat-front ornaments
Snowflake rhinestone stickers
Fine white ribbon
What You Do:
Remove the top from the clear ornament. Set aside. Fill the ornament half full with the loose snow using the funnel. Put the ornament top back on the ornament. Place the sticker on the front of the ornament. Put the ribbon through the ornament hanger to hang.
I can't wait. Each year our Christmas list has gotten bigger and bigger and I can't afford it anymore. So a few years ago Daniel and I decided that instead of buying gift certificates or store bought gifts we would, AHEM! I would create baskets with a few goodies in them to give away. Last year it was ornaments, framed pictures of our family and a few goodies.
This year it's going to be nicer ornaments, homemade apple butter, homemade fudge and marshmallow cocoa mix in a jar with a couple of new mugs. :o)
I thought about going to Hobby Lobby and making the ladies some cute bracelets but I need to price all that first. I know that I'm going to be getting the mugs from the dollar store. And I read in another craft book that when you make fudge let it set in a small dish and just wrap that in cellophane and tie a small knife to it. What a cute idea!
I have a few kids on my Christmas list too, other than JD. That book I posted about has some cute ideas for kids gifts that are homemade. I *might* do something out of there but I'm not sure. Do you guys have any ideas for that? What are your plans for Christmas this year? Are you making any gifts?
Other books I'm using this Christmas: