You may think it’s still a little early to be thinking about and getting organised for Christmas but the countdown is well and truly underway! One of the joys of the festive period are all the homemade goodies on offer! Now is the perfect time to start preparing your handmade gifts and treats.
Why not try getting ‘crafty’ and making your own Christmas tree decorations. These can be made from a variety of materials around the home and are great for getting kids involved with too. Take a look at these simple ideas and step by step instructions to making your own decorations: http://bit.ly/1a20dus
Nothing is more personal than giving presents that you have made especially for that person. There is a great array of ideas for personalised gifts for everyone. The most popular homemade festive treats tend to be edible ones and will go down well with everyone! Homemade Christmas gifts are inexpensive and right on trend at the minute! Creating your own jams and chutneys is both satisfying and those on the receiving end will be sure to enjoy sampling your handiwork. ‘Gifts in a Jar’ are a brilliant idea. They look great and you can vary the sizes of jars/bottles and make your own gift tags and labels to go along with them. If you don’t have time to make the goods why not try layering the ingredients in the right quantities in a glass jar so the recipient can enjoy baking them themselves? http://bit.ly/15iTbQf
If you are feeling a little more adventurous, why not put together a hamper full of treats for that someone special. You can include lots of home cooked delicacies this way. Include miniature varieties for that extra cute little touch. Little jars of jam and marmalade packed in a hamper with baked cookies, cakes and chocolate truffles would be a delicious Christmas present. These mini Stollen look fantastic! http://bbc.in/uCuMzF. Making your own shortbreads, Gingerbread men and mince pies can be very rewarding (and don’t always have to be shared around if you fancy treating yourself after all that hard work!)
Get yourself organised this Christmas by sitting down early and making a list of everything you want to make, whether it be for a gift or just for you and your family to enjoy. Kids will particularly love getting involved in this! Why not try making your own Christmas Cards? Get started now and these will be ready in no time and then that’s one job to cross off the list! Enjoy a fun filled homemade Christmas this year!