The Gifts We Made

For the past month or two our house has been slightly resembling Santa’s workshop (minus the elves, reindeer, and some other things) as Anna and I tried our hand at making some of the gifts we gave to friends and family. Here’s a look at a few of the things we made. Did you give any handmade gifts? Do share!

Candy Cane Cocoa

Though this hot chocolate mix was made from scratch, it tasted pretty much just like regular mix, until we discovered the magic of adding candy canes to your hot chocolate! Made for fun layers in the jar as well! Marshmallow, or course, are a given. Tags from DIY Craft List.

Hardcover Photo Frame

We found this cool print at a craft sale, and decided to do something different with framing it. The frame, “mat”, and stand were all cut out of the cover and pages of a single hardcover book.

Canon Lens Can

It that a Canon SLR lens? Nope. We made a paper lens wrap for this can, which housed a QR code that led to a page to download some (photography) eBooks from an iPad.

Microwaveable Heating Pad

Filled with rice and scented with lavender, Anna sewed this heating pad together. And given what Anna received for Christmas, you might be seeing more things like this made by her in the weeks to come!

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