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Gifts You Can Make

Oct 27, 2014 03:22PM ● By Hood Magazine
Kara Weber, Creative Ideas Director  


Handmade gifts always say something special when given to friends, relatives, and teachers. Here are a couple of my favorite homemade gift ideas for this holiday season.

We Whisk You a Merry Kiss-mas

With a clever plan on words, this cute gift is sure to get a smile from whomever receives it. All you need to do is fill a wire whisk with Hershey’s Kisses and make your own tag out of scrapbook paper and some ribbon.

Hot Cocoa Gift Set

By upcycling an empty 4-pack of Starbucks Frappuccino, you can make this adorable gift. Wash and dry the bottles thoroughly. The, fill each bottle with a special treat. We used hot cocoa, marshmallows, Hershey’s Hugs, and candy canes. Then decorate the bottles and cardboard holder with scrapbook paper and supplies. Don’t like the idea of hot chocolate? Fill with whatever you want. How about a candy theme with holiday M&Ms, or maybe a spa theme with homemade bath salts? If four bottles seems like too much work, consider giving one decorated bottle filled with candy for a gift that is totally cute!

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