As a follow up to yesterday’s post, these are just a few ideas about some things that you can make, relatively easily without spending a lot of money.
Cookie Baking Jar
The ingredients (which should make 6-8 cookies) that you’ll need are:
- 100g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 100g soft brown sugar
- 30g cocoa powder
- 50g milk chocolate chips
- 50g white chocolate chips
All that you need to do is measure out the ingredients and layer them into the jar. Make sure that the recipient knows all they need is to add 1 egg and 80g butter and that the mixture should be baked at 170°c for 7-9 minutes – I did this on a gift tag and attached it to the jar with some ribbon and added a candy cane as a Christmassy finishing touch.
This is something I have created for one of my closest friends, with a relaxing evening in mind.
In this hamper, I have included:
- A cookie jar (as above)
- A vanilla scented candle
- A strawberry bath bomb
- A face mask
- And some candy canes
Simply put in a cute wicker basket, filled with tissue paper and wrapped with starry cellophane and tied with some sparkly ribbon.
Personalised Scrabble Images
These can be really special, and I recently made one for some friends who had just had their first baby, but you can make them for any occasion with whatever theme you choose. The letters are relatively easy to find, I got mine from Hobbycraft but I’m sure most crafty shops would have them.
Decoupage is also an easy way to get creative and personalise some items. Although I haven’t tried it myself, my mum has used it in the past, on a variety of things including wooden letters and boxes. It is simply layers of decoupage paper and glue, which again you will most likely get from a good craft shop.
These are just a few ideas of homemade gifts that you could quite easily make this Christmas, or really at any time of the year.
Let me know if you make any of these or if you have and ideas of your own