Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Crafts

I know it's a bit after Christmas but I couldn't post some of these projects since I made them to give away as gifts for Christmas to people who read my blog.

Magnolia and I made these reindeer cookies to share, eat and leave for Santa.  Super easy and super cute.  Just make peanut butter cookies, roll into balls, press flat slightly and pinch bottom have to make that part thinner.  Then while still warm, but after you have removed them from the cookie sheet, place M&M eyes and nose and chocolate covered pretzel antlers.  Santa approved!

This simple craft was a good one for the girls to help out with.  We all strung different shades of green buttons on a green pipe cleaner to make wreath ornaments.  Then when we each had enough buttons on the pipe cleaners I tied them up with a ribbon.  We gave them away to the grandmas for Christmas.  I found this idea on Pinterest pinned from Martha Stewart.

The next homemade gift was sugar scrubs for the shower.  These were also given to the grandmas.  I used the easiest recipe ever and it is absolutely wonderful.  I made myself some and am so happy with how it feels on my skin.  You mix equal parts white sugar and brown sugar depending on the container size you are using.  then you stir in a little olive oil at a time until you have the consistency you want.  Feel free to add a few drops of essential oils to give it a scent if you'd like.  I also glued on some cute scrapbook paper to the lids to dress them up a bit.

Lastly, I attempted some homemade candles.  I used the crock pot and it was so easy!  I will definitely do some again as I need them.  I used these Directions but made one change.  I got beeswax pellets because it was easier and when I added the wick I curled it around a stick that was at least as long as the width of the jar (mine was a broken skewer) to have better control of the placement of the wick.  I obviously wanted it centered.

1 comment:

  1. I have been using my scrub and love it! The ornament was soo cute and I will cherish it year after year. Haven't used my candle yet. Love the hand knitted scarf also:) It was a magical Christmas this year with 4 grandchildren!! The girls are learning soo much...