Showing posts with label Creative Gift Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creative Gift Ideas. Show all posts

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Super Cute Christmas Gift Idea

This was a gift from my friend Krystal. She was kind enough to give me permission to share her idea. Unfortunately, I don't have the recipes to share with it. The treats were all delicious! On the front of the gift box it says, "Congratulations! You made it on our nice list!" She came up with the cutest sayings for each of the treats.

Here are the sayings:

Snow Cookies- 100% Yellow Snow Free, Guaranteed! Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT SNOW!

Candy Bar Brownies- The peanuts are nestled all snug in the caramel, while visions of fudge layered above their heads.

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars- It is a little known fact that these bars will actually help you lose wieght. Step 1: Eat a small bar. Step 2: Shop the 5 miles in the mall for all the gifts. Step 3: Climb the roof to put up the lights. Step 4: Assemble the tree and inside decorations. Step 5:...

Reindeer Droppings- Unlike Mistletoe, you don't want to be caught under the reindeer on Christmas Eve.

Santa's Favorite Cookie- (Neman Marcus)Being bad all year doesn't necessarily mean coal...if you leave the right cookies.

Bah-humbug mints- They hope your Christmas sucks!

Merry Cherry Bars- Our effort to recycle this year; made out of Rudolph's burnt out noses.

M&M Cookies- The elves take at least two each year to: Increase holiday cheer and Reduce holiday humbug.

Orange Carrot Cookies- Almost 20 snowman gave their noses for these cookies...Shhhh, don't tell our neighbors.

Cake Brownies- The anti fruitcake.

Snowball Cookies- They melt in your mouth not in your hands.

Banana Jumbos- Frosty's tropical delight. The closest thing the gets to a South American Cruise.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Snowman Soup Gift Idea


Here is another gift idea I put together for my Super Saturday class. I wish I had more time to blog. Since it is just a hobby I have to find time for it when I can. I also just had my main computer crash. It had all of my files and pictures on it so it may be a little while longer before I can get everything posted.

What you will need:

Small white paper sack (I bought a 12 pack from Micheal's for $2.99)
8" long by 1" wide pieces of ribbon
A copy of the Snowman Soup poem from Gina Jane (Click HERE to buy the digital kit)
Small handful of Hershey Kisses
2 Hot cocoa packets
A snack size bag of mini marshmallows
1 Peppermint stick or candy cane

I bought the digital kit by Gina Jane from I put the label together in my paint shop pro program. Then I sized it to fit the bags. I folded the tops of the bags over about 1 1/2 inches and then punched a single hole with my hole punch in the center about 1/2 inch down from the top. I attached the label to the front of the bag, filled the bag with two hot cocoa packets, a small handful of Hershey Kisses, a peppermint stick, and a snack size bag of mini marshmallows. I finished it off by tying a piece of ribbon through the hole and over the top of the bag in a single knot and then pulled the ribbon into shape.

Another option would be to put the ingredients together in a mug.

Here is the poem:

Snowman Soup

When the snowmen
get real chilly,
they make
a yummy brew.

Here's their secret
snowman soup mix.
You can make some too!

Pour the Cocoa.
Add hot water.
with the peppermint stick.

Toss in kisses
and marshmallows.
It's sure to do the trick.

-Gina Jane

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cookies For Santa Kit

This is another idea I came up with for my Super Saturday class. I think this would be a fun gift to give to friends with little kids. I put this kit together in September. I had a hard time finding Christmas sprinkles or scrapbook papers so I just had to use what I could find. I am sure you will have a lot more options closer to Christmas time.

Here is what you will need:

1 large clear paint can (I bought mine at Micheal's for $4.99 and used a 40% off coupon)
Red or green shredded paper (I bought a bag at the Dollar Tree, it goes a long way)
1 sugar cookie mix
1 can of frosting
Some sprinkles (I used red and green sugar crystals)
1 or 2 cookie cutters
Scrapbook paper (optional)

Place some shredded paper in the bottom of the paint can. Cut out and wrap some scrapbook paper around the can of frosting and sprinkles. Place the sugar cookie mix, can of frosting, sprinkles, and cookie cutter into the paint can. The bag of sugar cookie mix will need to be folded over at the top to fit in. Secure the lid and cut out some matching scrapbook paper to attach to the top of the lid. Finish it off by tying some ribbon around the paint can.

I created a label in paint shop pro using some clip art from The clip art is from the Santa's Elfers collection.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Caramel Apple Kit

I recently taught a Super Saturday class at my church. The class was on Gifts in a Jar and other Creative Gift Ideas. I came up with several ideas and recipes. I am planning on sharing them all on this blog. I have been super busy though so I am going to have to post a few at a time for now. I decided to share this one first because it seems fitting for this time of the year.

What you will need:

One small clear paint can (I bought mine at Micheal's for $2.99)
1 package of Kraft caramel bits (package will include 5 popsicle sticks) These are caramel balls that come unwrapped and ready to melt. I found them at Super Walmart.
1/2 package of Wilton chocolate candy melts
1/2 cup chopped nuts, mini M&M's, Mini chocolate chips or other topping of your choice

I put each of the ingredients into ziploc bags and then layered them in the paint can along with the popsicle sticks. I created a simple label that includes the directions. The label will stick to the inside of the paint can without adhesives. I finished it off by tying a ribbon around the paint can. I also tied ribbons around the stems of the apples.

Here are the directions:

Insert a wooden stick into the stem of each apple. Spray
wax paper with cooking spray and set aside. Place caramel
bits and 2 Tbsp. water in a medium microwavable safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir until caramel bits
are completely melted. Dip apples into caramel until evenly
coated, spooning caramel over the apples if necessary.
Allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrape bottoms of apples;
place on wax paper. Refrigerate at least one hour. Melt
chocolate candy melts in a microwavable safe bowl for
30 second intervals until melted; stirring in between
each interval. Dip the caramel apples in the chocolate until
evenly coated or drizzle over the tips of apples with a spoon.
Sprinkle with nuts. Let apples set up.

Makes 5 caramel apples

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Candy Bar Bouquet and Candy Bar Cards

Valentine's Day is all about flowers and chocolates right? :) I figured I couldn't go wrong with a candy bar bouquet for my husband.

These are so simple to make. I already had the vase on hand. I trimmed a floral piece of foam to fit in the vase, filled the vase with red shredded filler, taped the candy bars to bamboo skewers and then poked the sharp side of the bamboo skewer down into the foam. I finished it off with a Valentine's Day ribbon. You can make these candy bouquets for birthday presents, Father's Day gifts, or teacher appreciation gifts. Last year I made my husband one using a big Father's Day mug in place of the vase.

I made these for my kids. I cut big hearts out of red posters and taped candy bars on to write a Valentine's Day message. Then I taped a balloon on the heart. I wish I would have gone out sooner to look for the candy bars. I got them the night before and the store I went to didn't have a good variety to choose from. So this is what mine ended up saying:

Dear Kaden (Kaylee),

Thank you for your hugs and "Kisses". We love to hear you "Snicker". You always come through for us when we are in a "Crunch". We love you even when you act like an "Airhead".

Mom and Dad

Our kids LOVED these! I am sure you could make it cuter with different candy bars but that is all I could come up with at the last minute. :)