Tuesday, December 22, 2009

simple D.I.Y. gift ideas

This is such a simple, go-to gift for the holiday season. And the beauty of it is that you can take the basic idea and run with it. Get creative.

Here are the basic materials you'll need:

You can use store bought gift tags or make your own out of cardstock. I used craft brown and traced a snowflake cookie cutter to achieve a handmade, unique gift tag.

Fill the Mason jar with anything, really. Nuts, pretzels, cookies, ingredients for cookies, hot chocolate mix, homemade eggnog, dry beans, popcorn--the sky is the limit. I used holiday potpourri I had laying around the house. See? Perfect for a last minute gift!

Screw the lid on (for potpourri leave the lid off for a slowly diffused scent!) and place the cut fabric of your choice over the lid and tie with pretty, festive ribbon.

String the homemade gift tag on the ribbon for a personalized touch!

Voila! Simple and perfect for the last minute, forgetful or holiday-stressed gift giver!

Do you have go-to gifts for the holidays? What are your last minute tricks for gift needs?

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