Christmas Crafting and Gift Giving Ideas

Tis the season ~ and my how fast it is going! Insert sigh. I get so sad at how fast this time of year is. How about you? Are you all about the season or ready to see the craziness end? I never seem to do all that I want to do. Thanks to Pinterest I am reminded of the million and one ideas that I’d LIKE to do. It’s OK, I seem to do plenty and it is all so much fun! The kids are officially on Winter Break as of 12:35pm yesterday. After two days of parties and some very cute renditions of Christmas songs and The Night Before Christmas, I am ready for things to slow down. No schedules and time with my kids to be Merry & Bright. Of course on the list is some holiday crafting! Some of the below we will do and others are on the future holiday to do list. Enjoy!

Whole Living Magazine shared this idea for herbal firestarters. A warm, cozy fire that smells good? Sign me up!

Oh Martha — she just has some of the best ideas! You can find so many ideas on her site but I will share some of my faves with you.

Pipecleaner candy canes. Too cute {and easy!}

Seed packet ornaments. My in-laws would get a kick out of this idea! What a fun way to decorate for an avid gardener.

 A great way to use old buttons.

I have wanted to do this idea for a couple of years. I even bought the cookie cutters but that is as far as I have gotten ;)

Homemade lip gloss? Yes really. This cute idea came from Cheeky Kitchen.

I heart wood blocks and all of the things you can do with them. I really love this idea for wooden photo holders over at Under the Table and Dreaming.

I also found these fab no sew wine bags on Under the Table and Dreaming. I have the felt but I have not made them … yet!

Every year we make plates of treats for the neighbors. As part of our gift, we also prepare a bag of reindeer food for the little ones in the house. The boys help me assemble these bags. The Idea Room had a little blog post and a printable for this sweet idea today.

Once again Pinterest strikes ~ this time I saw these glizty cardboard stars on a site called Make Something. They are so fun! Apparantly they were used in a store front window display but hmmmm, they sure would add to my decor. Perhaps strung loosely across the ceiling? They are fun and simple.

Do you have any holiday crafting or easy gift ideas? I’d love to hear them. Happy Holidays. May they be full of all things happy for you and yours.

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