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Crafts, Homemade Gifts, and Food Ideas for Your Christmas Celebrations

Posted By Smockity Frocks On December 20, 2011 @ 11:16 pm In Crafts,Recipes | No Comments

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This guest post is from my friend, Crystal. Be sure to also check out these 12 awesome blogs for last minute Christmas ideas [3]!

In this last week before the holidays, it is not too late to try some new easy recipes [4] for your family gatherings as well as affordable homemade gift ideas and simple Christmas crafts [5].

Here are some fun projects I have shared on my site and I am excited to share them with the Smockity readers!


  1. Baby Jesus in a Manger [6]- This craft is precious and goes perfectly when reading about the birth of Jesus.
  2. Ranger Cookies [7]- These make the BEST cookies ever and perfect for your Christmas Eve gatherings.
  3. Candy Cane Reindeer [8]- These are easy and make great party favors for your holiday get together, or tree ornaments, or even gift wrapping decorations.
  4. Christmas S’More Printable [9]- Use this free printable to make treat bags for the kiddos or give to friends and neighbors.
  5. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark [10]- This is so easy to make and it is a great homemade treat you can gift to neighbors, teachers, or co-workers.
  6. Mod Podge Clothespins and Twine [11]- Two simple ideas in one post. I show you how to use twine and clothespins to display your kid’s holiday art, school papers and Christmas cards. The clothespins also double as a great gift idea. Consider adding a magnet to the back of the clothespins and giving sets as homemade gifts to someone on your shopping list.
  7. Candy Bar Wrapper Printable [12]- Take mini candy bars and wrap them in this free printable.
  8. Christmas Breakfast Casserole [13]- Do the prep work the night before for this easy recipe and then pop it in the oven while your children are opening their gifts Christmas morning.
  9. Reindeer Brownies [14]- So easy and fun! These are excellent for parties or treats for little ones when you’re hosting the Christmas festivities at your house.
  10. Grilled Salsa Steak Appetizer [15]- This is an easy crowd pleaser that your guests will devour. Two small steaks will make 24 appetizers.
  11. Homemade Mod Podge Vases [16]- Re-purpose old spaghetti jars into vases with some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. These were fun gifts to create!
  12. Chocolate Graham Cracker Peppermint Bark [17]- Another simple recipe that doubles well as a gift for neighbors or teachers and also is perfect to display when hosting Christmas at your house.

I hope you enjoy these crafts, homemade gifts, and food ideas for your Christmas celebrations!

Crystal is a mom to five boys and the author of the site Crystal & Co., which is a mommy resource site. She shares easy recipes [4], weekly meal planning [18] ideas, craft tutorials [19] and mom ideas [20] that provide solutions for every mom.


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[3] 12 awesome blogs for last minute Christmas ideas: http://wp.me/pMqqr-1sE

[4] easy recipes: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/category/recipes/

[5] Christmas crafts: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/category/christmas-crafts/

[6] Baby Jesus in a Manger: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2010/12/how-to-make-baby-jesus-and-manger/

[7] Ranger Cookies: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/12/cookie-recipe-ranger-cookies-a-k-a-santas-favorite-cookies/

[8] Candy Cane Reindeer: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2010/12/how-to-make-candy-cane-reindeer/

[9] Christmas S’More Printable: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/12/christmas-crafts-smore-treat-bag-with-free-printable/

[10] White Chocolate Peppermint Bark: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2010/12/how-to-make-white-chocolate-peppermint/

[11] Mod Podge Clothespins and Twine: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2010/12/how-to-use-clothespins-and-twine-to/

[12] Candy Bar Wrapper Printable: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/12/printable-christmas-candy-bar-wrapper-goodie-bags/

[13] Christmas Breakfast Casserole: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/12/beef-recipes-southwest-breakfast-casserole/

[14] Reindeer Brownies: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2010/12/how-to-make-brownie-reindeer/

[15] Grilled Salsa Steak Appetizer: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/12/appetizer-recipe/

[16] Homemade Mod Podge Vases: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/01/how-to-make-mod-podge-vase/

[17] Chocolate Graham Cracker Peppermint Bark: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/12/easy-recipe-chocolate-graham-cracker-peppermint-bark/

[18] meal planning: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/category/weekly-meal-planning/

[19] craft tutorials: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/category/craft-tutorials/

[20] mom ideas: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/category/the-mommy-club/

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