Homemade Christmas Recipes from FamilyFun.Com has recipes and ideas
for homemade Christmas gifts that are nearly as much fun to make as they are to receive.
Diabetic Lifestyles.Com wants you to
Make Decorating for the Holidays a Family Affair. They have directions to make an apple tree with a Styrofoam cone, colorful fresh apples, plus a few
sprigs of fresh or artificial greenery, holly, and berries. There's also directions for pomander balls made with fresh apples, oranges or tangerines plus cloves and spices.
Learn how to Dry Apple Slices and create an easy Dried Apple Wreath at DIY Life.
Make your own potpourri for gift giving!
Lisa's Homespun Arts has a Making Potpourri Tutorial and
Use potpourri, a mason jar + a few other inexpensive items to make a lovely, country
Christmas Potpourri Candle
The Food Network has directions for Edible Candy Ornaments
that you can make with your kids to jazz up your Christmas tree.
A word of caution however, if you hang edibles on your tree and you have pets, ...Beware!!!... especially if you live with naughty dogs. We've had Weimaraners undecorate a Christmas tree in minutes just to steal the popcorn garland! Fortunately for the thieves, the lights were not plugged in when the crime took place!
Make special Homemade Doggy Treats for your own precious pets this Christmas. Homemade dog treats packed in a jar or a Chritmas tin are also nice to take along when visting someone who has has a fur kid or two. They'll love you for it!
My Ebook, Homemade Treats for Food Doggies has many more treat recipes for biscuits, crunchies, training bits, cakes, frosties, carob and yogurt dipped treats and more. It also has two biscuit mix in a jar recipes. Each jar recipe comes with two printable, four-fold tags with mixing and baking directions to attach to the jar. Tags for Christmas giving and all-occasion tags are both included.
Homemade "Gifts In A Jar"
make wonderful hostess gifts!
|Gift in a Jar Holiday Mixes|
Gifts in a Jar are very easy and inexpensive to make. They make wonderful hostess gifts, gifts for teachers, neighbors and co-workers. They're also great to keep on hand for those last minute gifts. My collection of Gift in a Jar holiday favorites features a variety of simple to prepare recipes and country look recipe/gift cards... ready to print with the and attach to the jars - No more typing or writing directions! Click Here for ordering information.
Gifts from your kitchen from Angies kitchen has 4 pages of homemade baking mixes,
drink mixes, soup mixes, spreads and mustards. There's many good ideas here!
Homemade candy is always a welcome Christmas gift.
Fill a jar, a pretty box or a Christmas can with assorted candies from your kitchen
for the candy lovers on your Christmas list. Fill your Christmas candy dishes at home too!!
Robin's FYI Candy Recipes include Butterscotch Pralines, Chocolate Butter Crunch, Chocolate-Covered Cherries,
Chocolate-Covered Snowballs, Chocolate-Covered Toffee, Chocolate Pralines, Glass Candy, Gummy Candy,
Peanut Brittle, Suckers, Fudge and more Fudge! YUMM!!!!!
Recipes for Sweet Christmas Candy Treats
from Abigail's Christmas Collection
include fudge, candy canes, sponge candy, rum balls, turkish delight, Irish potato candy and more.
Make Gift Baskets for the Holidays that include a personal touch.
Wrap like a fruit basket and tie with a big red bow!
Lisa's Homespun Arts also has many very creative ideas for making Holiday Gift Baskets.
There's a basket theme here for everyone on your list ... A Gingerbread House Basket, A Tea for Two Basket, A Terrfic Teacher Basket, A Kitchen Stock-Up Basket, A Blustery Day Soup Basket, A Chocolate Lover's Basket, A Sports Nut Basket, A Happy New Year Basket and many more!
You put alot of love and alot of time into all those goodies you made to send to someone special who's far away.
Colorado State University has advice on the right way to pack them so they arrive at their destination safe and sound.