Yes, these ideas are a little late. But better late than never, right?
Elliott needed some treats for office stocking stuffers and I saw this idea in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living, to make Hershey’s bars into snowmen and Santa Claus’.
To make the snowmen, I wrapped the Hershey’s in freezer paper because I had it, but you can use any white paper.
For the Santa Claus’, I used red and tan construction paper and to make the wrapper.
The snowmen got little coal eyes and mouths (via crayon) and a little orange construction paper carrot nose. Finish it off with a colorful yarn scarf.
The Santa Claus’ received a white construction paper beard (cut with scalloped scissors), rosy cheeks and black eyes (again via crayon) and a little red smile. Glue a pom-pom on top.
I was really happy with how they turned out. Wouldn’t you like to pull one of these out of your stocking?
For another crafty Christmas gift, I put together a little goody box of home canned treats – marinara sauce, green tomato salsa, apricot jelly and applesauce – for a dear friend.
I found a spare little box running around the basement and used spray adhesive attach some scrap drop cloth canvas to recover it. Then I glued ribbon around the outside which said “Homemade for You” (which I picked up for pennies at Hallmark last year and have been dying to use).
To finish it off I made a poinsettia out of some scrap felt and glued it on the front. A wonderfully thoughtful, personal present which cost me nothing but my time. I hope she liked it as much as I liked making it!