Christmas Candy Gift

You know my LOVE for these cute bottles (Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles)…so you must have know I would have to come up with another Christmas gift using them.  I wanted to make something that would be fun to give to the kids friends that were cute and pretty inexpensive.

Christmas-candy

I came up with a Santa’s Sweets and a Reindeer Nuggets version based loosely off of these Easter Bunny Gift Jars and the Monster Munchies that I shared earlier this year.  I kind of enjoy the challenge of creating something new for each holiday.

I added a mixture of red Sixlets and red Gumballs in the Santa’s Sweets jar to represent Santa’s red nose.  (I figure after riding in the sleigh on a wintry Christmas night his nose has got to be red).  Then I included a little gift tag that reads:

“He “NOSE” if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!”

You can also substitute the red noses to go in Rudolf’s jar to go along with Rudolph’s red nose.  Whatever one you prefer will work with this I think, don’t you?

DIY-christmas-gift

For the Reindeer Nuggets, I took some gold foil Rolo’s and added these festive Rolo Christmas stickers I made, based on my Valentine Kiss Stickers and Father’s Day Kiss Stickers that were also shared earlier this year.

Rudolph

To make them, you simply print the free download on white paper or white cardstock.  Then take a 3/4 inch punch (found in scrapbook section of craft stores) and punch out the individual circles.  Then simply glue them onto the bottom of the Rolos (or the candy kisses) with a glue stick.  My kids always LOVE to help me with this job and I am happy to let them help!

christmas-printables

Now that you have finished with the candy part…you can make Santa and Rudolph’s heads!  I have provided you with a free downloadable pattern that you can use to make your own out of colored scrapbook paper.

Christmas-candyJust look at these pictures to see how I put the faces together and what color of scrapbook paper to use for each pattern piece.  You can choose to make Santa a different ethnicity too…just pick a different color of scrapbook paper.  You will also need to cut a strip of paper that measures about an inch or so in width and is long enough to wrap around the bottle and be glued together.  This is what you will glue the heads onto.

holiday-candy

If you would like to download Christmas Candy Gift Printables you can click on the link below.

{Christmas Candy Bottle Gifts}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

Christmas    As always, please use these for your own personal use.  They are not to be sold in your shops or to be reposted on your sites.  Please send your friends and family back here to get the printables and tutorial!  This enables me to keep them FREE!  Thank you so much!

gifts-fo-kids

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

*December 13, 2012 Update: I have had many of you wanting the labels to download…Great News! They are now available and you can get them by clicking on this link: 

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Labels

You will notice that you have to Like my Face Book page to get it.  This is now where I will be placing all my free downloads so that they are free and accessible to my fans.  I LOVE to share with my fans but am getting tired of some people sharing my stuff all over the internet or on their own sites, without linking back or mentioning the true source of my content.  

As always I really appreciate the loyalty of my fans!  Hope you can use these!  And I always love seeing your finished items if you get a sec to send me a note or an email!

Sugar-Scrub-recipe

 

Guess what? I have another version of some sugar scrubs for you today.  I LOVE these!  And they make the perfect homemade gift.  Last week I shared with you a Thanksgiving version…Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe.  This time I wanted something that was Christmas in a Jar!  So what could be better than a Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub.

Sugar-Scrub-recipe

Sugar Scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin.  And who doesn’t need that this time of year.  It is also a great way to relax during this crazy busy season.

Candy-Cane-Sugar-Scrub-04

I simply took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too).  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

Candy-Cane-Sugar-Scrub-08

Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers.  You will need to add some color to one of the containers.  You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice like I did.  I simply took a couple of drops of juice from a bag of frozen raspberries…the perfect organic red colorant.

Candy-Cane-Sugar-Scrub-10

Make a large funnel out of a piece of paper (a small one will not allow enough room for the sugar scrub to pass through it) and add a small amount into the jar.  Press the sugar down lightly so that the sugar is even.

Candy-Cane-Sugar-Scrub-12

Then add a white layer so that they are about the same height and flatten it.  Continue back and forth with as many layers and as thick or thin a layer you would like.  So pretty right?

sugar-scrubs

Print out a pretty label and add some fun scrapbook paper or bow and you have the perfect hostess or Holiday gift!

sugar-scrubs

You can buy Peppermint Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Peppermint Essential Oil

Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Her contact information is on her site or you can email her at [email protected]

Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

Frankincense Sugar Scrub

Myrrh Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes

<class=”pin-it-button” count-layout=”horizontal”> Pin It

 

 

DIY Christmas gift

Need a last minute DIY Christmas gift? Today you can print out this already made template for either soap or sanitizer bottles.  This is one of my very favorite gifts to give.  This gift is perfect for when you have to give out gifts to teachers, neighbors and friends.  They are pretty easy to make and inexpensive. And I love that they are totally practical especially in this season of germs.

DIY-Christmas-craft

The other thing I love about these is that you can totally customize them in any way, shape or form and for any season.

DIY-Christmas-gift 6wm

Instructions:

1. Remove the label(s) from your bottle.

2. If there is any sticky residue left, you can easily remove it using some Goo Gone.

(I picked mine up from Home Depot)

DIY Christmas Gift wm  DIY-Christmas-Gift wm

3. If your bottle has an insert inside you can remove it with some tweezers.

4. Print out the Christmas Soap insert here.

5. Print it using a laser printer onto your transparency film.

If you do not have a laser printer you will need to print it out and then copy it onto your transparency film. If you do not do this your ink will end up running and falling off into the soap or the hand sanitizer. You can take it and have it printed at your local copy store as well.

DIY-Christmas-Gift 1 wm  DIY-Christmas-Gift 2 wm

6. Measure your bottle and cut your transparency so that it will fit into the bottle. Be sure to measure it on the top and bottom so that it sits where you would like it to…INSIDE THE BOTTLE!

7. Roll your transparency backwards and slide it into the top of the bottle. Push it into place so that it sits right against the front wall of the bottle. You can use the soap dispenser pump to push it into place.

DIY-Christmas-Gift 5wm

Christmas Soap Bottles Download

Such an easy gift that people can really use.  I love to make these up and give them to my kid’s teachers along with a gift card, but I use Hand Sanitizer instead of liquid Hand Soap.  The teachers always seem to enjoy them as they go through a lot of hand sanitizer in their classrooms.  Here are the links to the other versions of them that I have previously shared.

Thanksgiving Soap/Sanitizer Bottles

Monogrammed Hand Sanitizer

Hand in Hand Sanitizer

DIY-Christmas-gift 6wm

I also wanted to take a minute and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Chanukah, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Holiday, etc.  Only 2 more sleeps till Christmas!! I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday with family, friends and loved ones! I feel so grateful everyday for this blog and for each of you who follow along! I am truly blessed!

Pin It

Contributors

our sponsors: