last minute gift ideas with free printable tags

Thank you to one of our readers, we were made aware that ‘the’ was spelled wrong in the ‘Scent of Christmas’ tags.  This has now been updated and fixed. Unfortunately, the pictures with the tags will still show it spelled the wrong way.  Thank you, Kelly, for pointing it out to us!

I’m sure you have been just as busy as we have with the holidays fast approaching. Jess and I have some fun ideas to share with you, but finding the time to blog it is a different story. I am going to share with you a few last minute gift ideas that I have done this year.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Glitter Ornaments

The first idea are these DIY glitter ornaments.

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By now, I’m sure everyone has seen these ornaments I made last year.

DIY Glitter-Ornaments

This year, I put the glitter on the outside. It can be a bit more messy, but I think they turned out cute. The kids had fun making them too.

What you need:

- Clear Ornament

- The negative part of stickers or cut out contact paper using your Silhouette or Cricut.

- Glue (I used Martha Stewart roll on glue, but I also made them with the Pledge Floor Cleaner like last years ornaments.)

- Glitter

-  ‘Fake Snow’ for inside the ornament.

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Put your shape onto your ornament. Put some glue or floor cleaner on the area where you want the glitter. Pour glitter onto it and shake it off. Peel of  ‘sticker’ and you will have a glittery shape. I added some fake snow inside the clear ornament to give it more of a wintery effect. Below is a picture of the ‘sticker’ before adding glue and glitter.

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Soup in a Jar with Free Printable

The second idea is soup in a jar.

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I’m sure you have seen lots of ‘soup in a jar’ ideas. This is just another one. But, everyone likes soup right? And when it is all prepared for you, it’s even better! I am going to direct you to the blog that I got the recipe from for the directions… Ma What’s For Dinner

I liked this one because you add crushed tomatoes, which just makes it even yummier (I know Jess would disagree, but that is ok).

I also bought a soup mug from the dollar store and added an initial in vinyl onto the mug. Sort of like I did here.  Of course these mugs would also make great gifts.

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I created these printable tags for you to add to your soup in a jar.

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Click on the image below to download and print.

soup in a jar printable

 

Scent of Christmas Bags and Christmas Tiered Platter With Printable Tags

*Update-At the time I made these platters I did not realize that it says on the bottom ‘for decorative use only’. So, these may not be safe for food.  Sorry!

This last one is my favorite. I don’t know if it’s the tiered platter or the ‘Scent of Christmas’ bags that I like most!

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Remember the tiered platters I made last summer here?

DIY-Tiered-Platters

When I saw the blue, silver and red Christmas platters at Target for only $1.99, I knew I had to make some more platters. I still used the glass candlesticks from Walmart, but I only used one on these. I also couldn’t find a bowl to match the blue, so I bought a clear bowl and I love it!

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I saw these ‘Scent of Christmas’ Bags on I heart Naptime. I thought they were so cute and think they will make great neighbor gifts. Basically you are putting in oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cranberries. The tags tell you how to ‘cook’ it on the stove to get the scent of Christmas in your house.

To get the recipe click here. Landee See Landee Do actually created these bags with free tags. But, there were a lot of people having problems downloading the tags. So, I created some for you.

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Click HERE or on the image below to download and print the UPDATED VERSION OF THIS TAG!

For best results, print on quality 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. 

The scent of Christmas

 

Aren’t these so cute inside the tiered platter? I do believe they are.

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Hope these ideas help some of you looking for last minute gifts.

Merry Christmas~

Jenny

 

 

my favorite peanut butter balls

These peanut butter balls are the best.

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My friend Caryn has been making them for years. Last year she shared how to make these frosted glass bottles.

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I don’t know if it’s the Rice Chex Cereal or marshmallow cream that makes these better than other peanut butter balls. I guess it doesn’t matter. They are my favorite and I think you would agree.

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Plus, they are super easy to make.

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Wrap them up in a cute bag and they make great gifts for neighbors or teachers.

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Or just eat them yourself.

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Yum!

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter

7 oz. marshmallow cream

1.5 cups Rice Chex

1.5 cups chocolate chips

4 tsp. shortening

 

Combine peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Add the Rice Chex.

Roll the mixture into balls. (I like to use my pampered chef scoop)

Melt the chocolate chips and shortening together gradually in the microwave.

Dip balls in chocolate.

Refrigerate the balls until they harden.

 

Enjoy~

Jenny

‘Let It snow’ Free printable {8×10}

Jess asked me a few days ago if I could do a winter printable. She was putting away her Christmas décor and said she was sad it was time to move on from Christmas. We finally got around to putting our things away yesterday and I was sad too. It was especially hard to take down all the beautiful work that Courtney did here.

I guess it is time to move on from Christmas, but not necessarily from Winter! And because we haven’t had any snow here in the northwest, we thought it would be fun to create a ‘Let it snow’ printable. Maybe now that I’ve set this out it may just snow!

After I printed mine out I added a dot of glitter to the snowflakes.

Glitter makes everything better.

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I’ve designed three colors for you to choose from.

Click on any picture below to print.

*We print on ink jet printers using a quality matte paper.

Let It Snow beige

Let It Snow bluish

Let It Snow green

Do you like the snow?

Have you had any yet where you live?

If so, send it my way!

~Jenny