Homemade Christmas

When Christmas rolls around it’s time to think about those people in your life that are important, but are not the top priorities on that gift list. So what do you do for those people??? Forget about them? Break the bank buying them all gifts? There is always the cookies and candy method… ((Which by the way I am a huge fan of. If you would like to bring me by cookies and candy ANY time of the year I will be more than happy to pass out my address.))

With the huge popularity of Pinterest nowadays there are many more options. I have a few that I am hoping to whip up this year and I thought I would share them with you.

Caramel Dip and Apples

How freaking cute are these!?!? Perfect for just about anyone. Just fill a mini mason jar with your favorite caramel dip, top with apple, wrap with cellophane and TA-DA! ((This would also be a great way to use up all those baby food jars you have been holding on to for some crafty purpose.))


Just make sure you tie it with a cute ribbon and add a little tag to make it seem like you are the craftiest mom in your neighborhood.

Check out Mrs. January’s blog for more great ideas like this one. http://www.mrsjanuary.com/series/homemade-gift-ideas-for-teens/

Christmas Socks

Who doesn’t love a brand new pair of socks??? I know I am a sucker for them. Well why not find the cutest Christmas pair you can find and fill it with all sorts of Christmas goodies. You could fill it candy, chapstick, giftcards, etc.


This would be fun for kids to give their friends and teachers as well.

This great idea comes from http://lifeinitsordinaryform.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-sock-exchange.html?m=1

Snowman Mason Jars

I think this is the one making the top of my list this year. Spoiler alert for anyone I was going to give this too. J Just fill a mason jar with white chocolate pretzels, hot glue on some buttons and add a scarf. How cute is that??


Polkadot Chair has some super cute printables for the tag. http://www.polkadotchair.com/2013/12/snowman-mason-jar-craft-idea.html/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ThePolkaDotChair+(The+Polka+Dot+Chair)

Hot Cocoa

Everyone loves getting hot cocoa this time of year, but let’s make it fun! You can fill pastry bags, ornaments, mugs, mason jars or whatever else you can think of with cocoa mix, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, sprinkles, chocolate chips… ok I am pretty sure you get the idea. Individualize each one.

Have fun with it!

Mason Jar Cocktails

Adults only but oh so fun… Put a can of whatever choice of beverage you would like in a mason jar… Tie on a mini bottle and a tag and you are good to go.


Coke and whiskey, iced coffee and Baileys, Sprite and tequila, Dr. Pepper and rum, Red Bull and Jager… Pretty endless possibilities here.

Here are the instructions and a few other drink combinations. http://somethingturquoise.com/2014/11/28/diy-mason-jar-cocktail-gifts/


Remember no matter what you are giving it’s the thought that count… but cuteness goes a long way in my book. 🙂




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