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.
The first idea are these DIY glitter ornaments.
By now, I’m sure everyone has seen these ornaments I made last year.
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.)
- ‘Fake Snow’ for inside the ornament.
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.
Soup in a Jar with Free Printable
The second idea is soup in a jar.
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.
I created these printable tags for you to add to your soup in a jar.
Click on the image below to download and print.
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!
Remember the tiered platters I made last summer here?
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!
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.
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.
Aren’t these so cute inside the tiered platter? I do believe they are.
Hope these ideas help some of you looking for last minute gifts.