Homemade Christmas gifts

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Am I the only one that thinks that looks like a fire hazzard?
Originally Posted by cyndi
I thought the same thing, but after reading the tutorial I found out that you build in a spreader plate under the hanger - the bulb doesn't touch the fabric. It's also a really small, low watt bulb.
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My sister and I made these for a bunch of people last year: not martha — to make: marble magnets

They were a HUGE hit, and really pretty easy to make. Plus, it was strangely gratifying to smoosh the marble thing onto the magnet, because of the silicone glue!

This year, we're thinking about making wine glass markers/charms.
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I wanted to mention how much I am enjoying that "not martha" link. Really neat stuff!

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Am I the only one that thinks that looks like a fire hazzard?
Originally Posted by cyndi
I thought the same thing, but after reading the tutorial I found out that you build in a spreader plate under the hanger - the bulb doesn't touch the fabric. It's also a really small, low watt bulb.
Originally Posted by kasden
I still don't think it's a good idea. I wouldn't leave it unsupervised...and I especially wouldn't trust a child, or even a teen, with it.
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Maybe people should rethink food as gifts. Lots of people struggle with weight and probably don't want to have a lot of extra temptation in the house. If you do food, what about something that doesn't go bad quickly and can be used later, like soup or cookie mix in a jar?
I usually do food baskets for my husband's secretary and close friends and neighbors. Usually I make around 3 or 4 at the most.

I include things that can be frozen for later use...I make cheeseballs, chocolate covered pretzels, and chex mix. Then I usually include either brownies or cookies. I"m thinking this year of making pumkin bread or muffins (which can be frozen). I often include things like mints, something for those with kids.... This Christmas...work may be crazy so I may have to do something else.
Maybe people should rethink food as gifts. Lots of people struggle with weight and probably don't want to have a lot of extra temptation in the house. If you do food, what about something that doesn't go bad quickly and can be used later, like soup or cookie mix in a jar?
Originally Posted by Verity
It's the holidays! It's the time for cooking and baking.

IMO if someone doesn't want it, or is on a diet, they can choose to give it away to someone else.

Giving food for the holidays is what it's all about!


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I love to receive food gifts because they are consumable. But I would never give candy or sweets to someone that I absolutely knew wouldn't like or use it.

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Ok, I was flipping through Cooking Light today, and came across these things called "Hot Chocolate on a Stick" and they seem like they'd be such a cute gift to give!



You heat up milk, and then stir these into them, and you've got hot chocolate! They seem fairly easy to make... And I bet they'd be cute all wrapped up!

Recipe I found: HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK recipe | giverslog

ETA: Weird! I didn't even notice, but the site that made this recipe/tutorial is apparently the company whose hot chocolate on a stick was featured in the magazine!

And there are so many different molds out there to pick from!
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Last edited by SCG; 09-26-2011 at 06:45 PM.
My sister made a bunch of crocheted hats like this really fast, and they're really cute...

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