Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Few Last Minute Christmas Ideas!

I made a cute gift for a friend and I think I want to make one for myself next year.  It only took a few minutes to assemble but makes a fun decoration to set out during the Christmas season!  All I did was put some jingle bells in a canning jar, add some scrapbook paper to the lid, make a decorative tag that said "Get Your Jingle On" and tie it on with a festive ribbon.  If you need a last minute gift idea for a friend or hostess you could do this in no time flat!

I have been meaning to share with you some of the wonderful ideas that were shared at our ladies event "Don't Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle" - here are a few you could still use these last few days.  Our friends Sharon and Debbie showed us how coffee filters make great packaging for homemade bread...

And how kids could turn plain white paper into festive, personalized wrapping paper.

My mom and her friend Linda showed us how the raw veggies you serve at your holiday get-togethers can become a striking centerpiece with toothpicks and a styrofoam cone...

I shared the Jezebel Sauce recipe that was such a holiday hit last is so easy to whip up and makes a fantastic appetizer poured over cream cheese and served with crackers!

I also shared a new and extremely recipe I came across this year for Snow Candy...all you need is to melt some white chocolate chips (I add a spoonful of shortening as well) and mix in craisins and walnuts.  Drop onto some wax paper and you have some sweet and tasty candy!

And my mom shared how sometimes at Christmas what we need most is a Party for Two - just ourselves and Jesus.  In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle we can find a quiet moment when the rest of the house is asleep and instead of wrapping or baking or working, we can pause.  Make a hot cup of cocoa or cider.  Pull out our Bible and a favorite devotional book and reconnect with the Savior we celebrate this time of year.

Wishing you the merriest last few days before Christmas!  
Don't get your tinsel in a tangle!  

1 comment:

  1. Great last minute ideas! Your gift jar is adorable! The coffee filters for bread idea is neat and the white chocolate candy looks delicious. Merry Christmas ♥