Saturday, 22 November 2014

DIY Ice-cream party in a box gifts!

I am always trying to find new and creative Christmas present ideas. 

Last year I made Christmas Cookies in a Jar.
This year I am giving some friends a 10min photo shoot in a park by a local photographer. 

I am also making 'Ice-cream party in a box' kits. Yum, doesn't that sound fun?!
What you need for the box:
1. A box
2. Ice magic or ice-cream sauce (seriously, is there anything better than ice magic?!)
3. Clear bags and sticky tape
4. A variety of toppings (maltesers, m&m's, marshmallows, silver balls, 100's & 1000's, gummi bears, crushed oreos etc).
5. Ribbon & Christmas coloured wrapping accessories
6. DVD
7. Disposable bowls & spoons
8. Ice-cream cones
9. Tissue paper
10. Optional ice-cream scooper

A view on the inside...

 All they need to add is ice-cream!!!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Kindness jars

This week our family has been talking about kindness. 

Kind words.

Kind hearts.

And kind actions.

Today after talking about kindness, the girls helped me buy, fill and sort out 'Energy in a jar' gifts. During this time we discussed why we give and how we don't expect anything in return. We also talked about how we feel when we recieve something and how it feels to be kind to other people.

I love using jars for gifts. I find them from cheap shops or Woolies for $2 and often stock up when they are on special.

I found some gorgeous jar labels here. I bought a selection of mini chocolates, lollipops, mentos, hot chocolate sachets, sesame seed biscuits, coffee bags, tea bags and a wagon wheel biscuit (yum!).  Most things I bought were on special.

I added a little name tag label on top and some simple ribbon around the top of each jar. Buying bulk (I made 9 jars) it worked out to be roughly $6 per jar... which isn't a lot to show people that they are loved and appreciated.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Patty Case Tree Ornaments

November has brought on the start of all things Christmas in my house (to the delight of my children and the horror of my Husband!). 

Today we have made some cute tree ornaments using simple materials that most households would have in their cupboards.

What you need:
Paddle-pop stick (with string/twine hot-glued onto the end to form a loop)
Craft glue
3x patty cases
1x gold star 

Step 1: Fold each patty case in half. 

Step 2: Add a little bit of glue to each patty case and fold again.

Step 3: Put glue on paddle-pop stick and stick on each patty case (starting from the bottom).

Step 4: Add star and leave to dry!


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