I had so much fun recently creating some of my own Christmas gifts.
Not only was it fun, but they were also easy and inexpensive.
So, if you are looking for a couple of DIY Christmas gifts,
Here are two for you.
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
These were so fun and easy to make!
I simply melted chocolate chips in my microwave,
dipped the pretzel into the chocolate to coat,
and then sprinkled on the sprinkles.
After cooling on parchment paper,
I bagged them individually in pretzel bags
that I purchased at JoAnn's.
I tied them with decorative ribbon
and attached a Christmas tag.
Whalla! Christmas treats for my kids' friends!
(one quick note: all microwaves heat differently. I learned this the hard way.
So, lower the power level if your chocolate doesn't seem to be melting).
Homemade Hand Soap
So, I saw this project on Pinterest
and had to give it a try.
Click here for the instructions on how to make your own.
I will add that I used another brand of soap
from our local bath shop-
Pear Apple, doesn't it sound yummy?!
The bar was 8.8oz and I used the whole thing.
I ended up needing to add a lot of water,
but I saw this as a good thing
as it made for more jars of soap.
I ended up with eleven mason jars full of hand soap!
That's eleven gifts!
I cut a piece of Christmas fabric leftover from the stockings I made last year.
After placing it on the lid, I screwed on the ring
wrapped it with ribbon and a tag.
Oh, and one more thing, the DIY site didn't mention
the cost of the liquid glycerin.
liquid glycerin- $7.89
I believe I can make about five batches with the glycerin,
so that makes the total $0.77 a jar!
I also want to tell you about a wonderful site that sells downloadable gift tags.
Last year I purchased the set below for under $10.
I printed and used them for all my Christmas wrappings last year,
and now I am doing it again this year.
I punch out the little squares with my scallop punch.
There are so many uses:
print off 25 for an advent calendar,
the possibilities are endless.