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    Hi everyone

    Just wondered if anybody had any ideas they would be good enough to share with me that I could make for Christmas gifts - I make my own cards, but thought too be different and save money I would make pressies this year - but I'm a bit stuck!

    Any help/ideas would be great.

    Thanks

    Luv

    kt xx

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    Snowman Soup!

    1 package hot chocolate mix
    3 Hershey Kisses
    10 mini-marshmallows
    1 candy cane

    Place in a small ziplock bag or in a new mug.
    Attach this poem: "Was told you've been real good this year
    Always glad to hear it
    With freezing weather drawing near
    You'll need to warm the spirit
    So here's a little Snowman Soup
    Complete with stirring stick
    Just add hot water, sip it slow
    It's sure to do the trick!"



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    • #3
      "Christmas pudding Biscuits"

      Make Double Choc Chip Biscuits (or purchase ready made ones if short of time)
      Dip the top third into melted white chocolate
      Make holly leaves and berries from Green and Red sugar paste
      Place on the top before chocolate is set.



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      • #4
        Snowman Repair Kit
        A black plastic hat
        2 googly eyes
        3 buttons
        a strip of fabric
        a couple of small twigs
        a twig painted orange
        tiny paper snowflakes

        Being outside all day and night,
        cane make me look a dreadful sight.
        I melt I break, i lose some parts,
        which tends to break some peoples hearts
        so heres a repair kit just for you
        to make your snowman look brand new.



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        • #5
          Santa's Stinky Socks

          What you Need:

          Pair of Decorative Christmas Socks
          Pot Pourri
          Curling Ribbon

          What to Do:

          Stretch out those holiday socks, tug and pull. Fill with Potpourri until firm.
          Using the curling ribbon, tie off the top and leave some ribbon hanging decoratively.

          Attach a cute tag:

          "Santa's Stinky Socks"
          On Christmas Eve I crept downstairs
          Just to have a peek
          And there was Santa on my chair
          Warming up his feet
          His shoes and socks were on the floor
          When old Rudolph shouted ‘Please’
          Hurry up we’ve work to do
          And our hooves have started to freeze
          So Santa jumped up quick and fast
          Grabbed his things as he headed out the door
          But he raced out to his sleigh
          He dropped this sock onto my floor
          Now when you visit our house
          Just look what’s on our tree
          It’s a very special Christmas sock
          It belonged to Santa once – you see



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          • #6
            Anti stress kit.
            You need a small box stick the following items onto a peice of card and label each one with instructions

            I peice of popping paper (bubble wrap) to relieve tension
            I minature bottle of whiskey for when you need a drink
            2 paracetomol to help with your hangover
            I cigarette to calm your nerves
            1 20 pence coin so if all the rest fail you can call a lawyer



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            • #7
              Bag of fairy dust

              a little bag filled with fine glitter

              then tell the child to put it in their palm close their eyes make a wish then blow or shake the fairy dust and it will come true



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snow angel View Post
                Bag of fairy dust

                a little bag filled with fine glitter

                then tell the child to put it in their palm close their eyes make a wish then blow or shake the fairy dust and it will come true
                I've also seen these with porridge oats added and called magic reindeer food!
                full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                • #9
                  If you have teenagers, You could give them for Christmas a book of vouchers and put them in their stockings. You could put things like:
                  I will make their beds for a week,
                  Not nagging them to tidy up their rooms for a week,
                  Make their favourite dessert,



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                  • #10
                    wow snowangel - thank u - there is loads to do there!!

                    xx

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                    • #11
                      Snow Angel, those are terrific. I guess with you being a Snow Angel this is your special time of year.......
                      Mary
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                      • #12
                        Cookies in a Jar

                        Bake your own cookies gift. I made lots of these last year. Ikea is great for jars. Use americam measuring cups available from supermarkets. You could even buy cheap sets to attach to the jars!

                        INGREDIENTS
                        1 2/3 cups plain flour
                        3/4 teaspoon baking powder
                        1/2 cup granulated sugar
                        2 cups chocolate chips
                        1/2 cup packed brown sugar
                        DIRECTIONS
                        Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and the chocolate chips. Place 1/2 of the mixture in a clean 2 pint or 1 litre glass jar, and pack firmly. Place the brown sugar on top, again packing firmly. Place the remaining flour mixture on top. Cover with a lid. Decorate with ribbons etc.

                        Attach an index card with the following directions: Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. In separate bowl combine 3/4 cup of butter, 1 1/2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. Beat until creamy. Add to dry mixture. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes.


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                        • #13
                          thank you so much for some fab ideas they are brilliant!

                          xx

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                          • #14
                            hi!
                            i picked up some cheap stockings last year (97p if remember right!) from tesco and decorated them myself, with scraps of material, then just put a few little gifts in them, like chocolates etc - a present that can come out each year!!
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                            • #15
                              Ball Of Life Poem
                              All you need is
                              Tennis ball
                              optional box


                              Instructions

                              This fun christmas craft is a great gag gift for the holiday season.

                              You can tie the poem directly to the ball or place the ball into a organza bag, gift bag or into a box.



                              ----The Ball Of Life----

                              Suffering from stress: Fondle it constantly.

                              Need to relieve your anger: Throw it at
                              someone.

                              Short of a massage: Roll it around the bottom of your feet.

                              Lack of communication in your life: Tell it your inner most secrets.

                              Short of a good friend: Paint a smiley face on it.

                              Needing some unconditional love: Throw it at a wall, it will always come back to you.

                              Want to be less selfish: Lend it to someone when your not using it.

                              Want to be aware of others, want to become more thoughtful: Look after your ball, try to understand how it feels to be kicked about, stood on and given away and abused.

                              Want to be less judgmental: Be happy with this gift, it's the thought that counts not the cost.



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