Friday, 22 November 2013


Well well, it feels like yesterday that I was complaining about my missed "welcome autumn" post, 
and it's already almost Christmas!
Well, yes, I'm aware that an "almost" can be pretty relative and, in this specific case, almost inappropriate, since Christmas is actually more than a month away. But if you're a follower of the self-sufficiency religion, and have decided that "all your Christmas presents shall be handmade", than you know that it's really almost Christmas.
So, if you're still trying to make up your mind and looking for some inspiration, I've made a little collection of things I've spotted that entered the list of "presents I want to make".

[ALERT: if I personally know you, you might want to stop reading now.]

Here is a "hot chocolate kit", inclusive not only of chocolate powder, but also of marshmallows, biscuits, peppermints, and everything you might fancy. I especially like this, because it feels like you're not giving just some chocolate powder, but a whole cozy afternoon. I found the idea at Kirtsy, originally from Megan at Not Martha.

I find this a brilliant idea, you can make the same gift for several people, and still make it personal, choosing among favorite poetry, funny jokes, or special quotes from your own personal anecdotes. This is from Aliona of Diy4everyday.

I already have one of these, mine is made out of a sock. It's a really beautiful sock, but still, owls win. Oh, wondering what they are? They're rice filled pillows. You can leave them to warm up on the heater, or directly in the microwave, and then cuddle them while chilling on the sofa. They're gonna be superwarmy for a while. You can find this project at 30 handmade days.

Some sweets are always good, especially when they're wrapped this nice. Other ideas from Laurie of Tip Junkie.

How awesome is this?! I have an obsession for glitter swirling in water, I bet now you do to. This is a kind of a fancy version, I don't have a printer or a laminator, but pictures can be replaced by... a cute dinosaur, for example. You can find this project at Our Best Bites.

Any other idea for a handmade Christmas?


Katie said...

I love the packaging idea for the hot chocolate! Great collection of ideas, merry Christmas-gift making!:)

Silvia said...

Thanks! And a very merry Christmas to you too! :)

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