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So how are your handmade holidays coming along? I’ve got almost all of my gifts done, and I’ve decided what to make for my Christmas celebrations – gingerbread cupcakes! Sounds delicious, right? In case you are in need of some last-minute holiday craft, recipe and gift ideas for this weekend…we are here to help you out!
Heather from The Lovely Cupboard created a holiday canvas lightscape by painting on plain white canvases and and poking Christmas lights through the back of the canvas, which she was inspired to do from Apartment Therapy. All you need to do is pencil dots on the back of the canvas and press an awl through the hole to make space for the lights. Secure each light with craft glue and your beautiful lightscape is ready! See more of her beautiful and festive mantle by clicking on the above photo or the link for The Lovely Cupboard.
Kate shared this Copycat Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark recipe on her Food Babbles, and it looks so delicious! I have to admit, I’ve never experienced the wonderfulness that is the Williams Sonoma peppermint bark, so I don’t really have anything to base this off of – but I definitely want to give this recipe a try! You can check out this recipe and more by clicking on the link or the photo above.
And what’s better than an ornament as a gift? One that you can consume, of course!
This peppermint cocoa ornament is super cute and fun, and Tiffany from creme de la crumb says that it only took her one hour to assemble. You will need all the ingredients for the mocha, a clear ornament like this and a funnel. Removing the ingredients is simple – just open the ornament up and pour it out! You could also do this with dry cookie mix and even write a cookie recipe on the ornament! Get the full tutorial by clicking on the link and photo above.
Do you have a favorite handmade Christmas craft, recipe and gift? Share the link in the comments and on our Facebook!
When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was a mere precursor to Christmas. When we were little, we would get together with our cousins and compare Christmas lists, or get ideas of what to write down. We got older and started picking names out of a bowl with ideas of what that person wanted for Christmas. Soon, we started doing our own thing and Thanksgiving became less and less of an important holiday for me.
That all changed when I had my baby and enjoyed spending time with my family more than my friends, and truly love spending time in the kitchen. Now, I’m excited to get together with everyone, and make some homemade food to bring. Everything is made from scratch, and we all sit around and catch up and enjoy each other. The kids aren’t too busy playing with their new Christmas toys to hang out, and it’s our last holiday before the insanity of Christmas.
Whether you are hosting the Thanksgiving dinner, or you are going to a family member’s or friend’s house to celebrate, here is a recipe and a craft to help make your holidays extra special.