Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Gifts/Minibook/Gifts in a Jar/Snowflakes

Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you Glad...-John Greenleaf Whittier

These are a few more gifts I have been finishing up this week. My girls made the beaded snowflakes using a wire form by "The Beadsmith". It made the project more fun not having to come up with your own form. I would think Michaels or ACMoore would carry these.

The minibook is filled with fun "Friend and Girl" quotes for my friend and neighbor.

These wonderful "Gifts in a Jar" are only 3 of the several I am making. The bowl made up 6 jars of a 9 bean soup recipe. I put all the spices in a small sealed bag and is included in the jar. I put several recipes together with the help of "Taste of Home" Digest. I would include a link but blogger has thrown me into confusion with a new design being put in place (I assume that is what is going on). I'm not sure how to use my blogger anymore. That will have to wait until next year after the holidays.

I'm going to try to link up to the parties that are on my sidebar so check out eveyone's last minute gift giving ideas Merry Christmas!!


Chrissy said...

Lovely minbook, makes a great ornament too, love your other projects, great ideas.

Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'
and a very Merry Christmas.


Romaine said...

Oh! Love the beaded snowflakes! How lovely!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

The beaded snowflakes are so pretty... and I love the bean soup in a jar idea. Thank you for sharing! It would be nice for gifts later in the year, too. I don't know that I can get to it this Christmas.

JenMarie said...

Oh those beaded snowflakes are FABULOUS!
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Lisa M said...

You have certainly been busy. Your Christmas ideas are wonderful!

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Dorcas said...

This is such a great gift idea! I saw you on MIM and came by to visit. :)
ps) I have blog candy up in my sidebar and would love it if you are able to come by and join in.

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Simple awesome!

Coming to visit through Make it Monday :)

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx for your comment on my blog a while back. :) Came by to check out the beaded stars you mentioned. They turned out lovely - i've never used those pre-formed wires before, but i want to get some for next year - they look like fun to use...and easy. :)