Thursday, December 3, 2009

Handmade Christmas gifts...post #1

I LOVE to bake...but I definitely don't need to eat ALL that I bake. It is especially hard this time of year...there are so many yummy things to cook up in the kitchen...guess it's a good thing I love my neighbors:)

On Monday, I went to my good friend Teri's house so she could show me her sure fire way of making caramel and chocolate dipped pretzels...YUM! I had all the fixin's for the caramel...so today, I whipped up a batch...

It made A LOT...

Here come your first round of gifts, my sweet neighbors...


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This is one of my favorite things that I have made this year as gifts...

we made them at a super Saturday last month, at church...but I think I paid too much, as I have found the parts of this cheaper elsewhere...oh well...

Glass block...
(hobby lobby has them for $9...but use that coupon...cheap!)

meet Nativity vinyl...
(get on Etsy...I've seen them there)

and how 'bout a bow to sparkle things up...

still not enough...

so I headed to the basement and busted out the cricut and my own vinyl...

add some white on white lights...

beautiful!

Who wouldn't love this for Christmas...or maybe a little early so they can enjoy it this year!
And yes, I always keep one for myself:)

7 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my...that just GLOWS! I love it!

Unguren said...

Those caramels look so good. You are ahead of the game.

Jamie said...

Katie sent me 3 of her vinyls that she is using at Super Saturday, they are adorable!! I need to go and get the blocks so that I can finish them. And those caramels do look yummy, also on my list.

Charlotte said...

the caramels do look so delish!
and the glowing glass clock is simply beautiful. love it!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I want to be your neighbor!

Cindy said...

You're my hero. May I stalk you? I'm a great cook, so I guess I can handle caramel, but that crafty touch you've got is something I envy soooo much. Love that!

Anna said...

Those caramels look de-lish!

And oh, how I wish we had a Hobby Lobby in the Pacific NW!

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