Today the ever talented Mum of all Trades brings us her Christmas Eve Gift Box as part of our ‘Countdown to Christmas’ week. It’s a wonderful homemade gift for you to make for your own children or for them to make for their friends.
I am delighted to be writing this post for NetMums and to be part of their Christmas countdown.
There has been a real trend in recent years for handmade gifts at Christmas. I think it is really special to receive something that you know someone has put time into making.
Although I love to craft, I do not get much time to do it at Christmas. It is a very busy time of year for everyone and I find that when I am ferrying my 5 from Christmas parties to rehearsals for whatever productions or carol services they’re involved with, I need ideas that don’t take up much time.
Which is why I hope you’ll like this project. It is not at all time consuming nor does it require you to be a seasoned crafter.
This is a little gift box for a child aged 4-10 approx. I think they would be an ideal gift for children’s classmates.
It includes everything to make Christmas Eve special for them.
You will need.
Gift box- These work out about 40p each from eBay. I bought 20 as I will use any left over for birthday parties during the year.
Coloured card in red and green (Tesco are doing a little pack of various glittery cards)
Christmas Mug- Mine was 59p from B&M Bargains.
Sachet of Hot Chocolate.
Christmas sweets or chocolates- Just a few, don’t want too much sugar before an early night!
Ingredients for Cookie mix- You can use your own preferred recipe or see mine below.
1. Make your box label and labels for other items – it’s very simple, just use MS Word or similar to create them and then print them out and cut to size.
2. Wrap up a little bundle of marshmallow and tie with ribbon and put in the cup along with hot chocolate sachet. I also added a little whisk.
3. Mix porridge oats and glitter and put in freezer bag for reindeer food. Attach label with ribbon.
4. Mix dry cookie ingredients in a bag and tie on recipe card with ribbon.
- 210g plain flour
- 3/4 tsp bicarb of soda
- 100g caster sugar
- 300g plain chocolate chips
- 110g dark brown soft sugar
5. Place everything into the box along with a few little sweets.
6. Add label on the top along with some ribbon.
You can add other items if you like. Ideas I had include:
Mini colouring in sheets and small box of colour pencils
Christmas bubble bath pouches
Cosy bed socks
I think any little boy or girl would be thrilled to have one of these for Christmas Eve don’t you?