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

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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 [2]!

In this last week before the holidays, it is not too late to try some new easy recipes [3] for your family gatherings as well as affordable homemade gift ideas and simple Christmas crafts [4].

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 [5] This craft is precious and goes perfectly when reading about the birth of Jesus.
  2. Ranger Cookies [6] These make the BEST cookies ever and perfect for your Christmas Eve gatherings.
  3. Candy Cane Reindeer [7]– 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 [8]– Use this free printable to make treat bags for the kiddos or give to friends and neighbors.
  5. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark [9]– 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 [10]– 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 [11]– Take mini candy bars and wrap them in this free printable.
  8. Christmas Breakfast Casserole [12]– 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 [13]– 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 [14]– This is an easy crowd pleaser that your guests will devour. Two small steaks will make 24 appetizers.
  11. Homemade Mod Podge Vases [15] 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 [16]– 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 [3], weekly meal planning [17] ideas, craft tutorials [18] and mom ideas [19] that provide solutions for every mom.