23 October 2010

Making Christmas gifts.

Hi I know it isn't Christmas yet but you have to be prepared right??! Yesterday I made gifts for four of my friends and I am praying they aren;t reading this! If you are, go NOW!

I wanted something really pretty, a touch of homemade but also not too expensive as its 18th birthdays this year so I have to get a present for each of them then as well!!!

So.. I decided to make these:

A jar of cupcake mix. Its so easy but looks really effective. I printed out my own labels with designs from here.
Stuck them to the jars and filled each one with a layer of flour, sugar and chocolate chips.
I then cut a circle of fabric for each jar and zigzagged the edge on the sewing machine.
I secured it with a piece of ribbon and then wrote the recipe onto a tag downloaded from here.
I secured the tag with a twine around the top of the jar and voila! A quick, easy and pretty present!

Oh and it made my day to see something very similar in John Lewis for £9.99! I think I should go into business and make a nice profit! ha ha!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

Loves xxx


scrappyjacky said...

A lovely idea for a homemade gift,Abi.

JO SOWERBY said...

they look fabulous. i love handmade prezzies, i made sweets last year
Jo xxx

Sian said...

These are gorgeous! And what a fabulous link - I'll be coming back to that one for sure

humel said...

Oh, fab! I have a recipe somewhere for chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar, must hunt it out, it might just solve a couple of Christmas gift conundrums this year :-)

I love how you've presented the jars, they look gorgeous - but I have to laugh at the idea that your friends might be called No. 2, No. 4 etc ;-)

Sinead said...

A really cool idea...love it! You're so organised I'm very envious :):) well done x