Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Round-Up

With Christmas quickly approaching, here are TEN things I have been loving-- ideas of some delicious treats & traditions, to gift ideas, to holiday decorations, & of course beautiful gift-wrapping, all to celebrate during this Christmas season, all the while not forgetting the main reason for this sweet season, the Birth of our Savior. May your Christmas' be so blessed as you share it with all your loved ones & experience a time of joy, fellowship, and peace. I hope that these few ideas will bring about inspiration & creativity to you as you prepare to celebrate the holidays. 

1. Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are always a special treat that is served Christmas morning. We often just buy the pre-made rolls, but nothing taste more delicious than homemade & to top it off even more, baking with holiday flavors, gingerbread. Click here for the recipe.

2. Edible Snow Globe

I simply adored this cute idea from La Receta de la Felicidad by creating a snow globe using a ramekin dish & glass bowl, meanwhile making it perfectly edible with a chocolate pudding base & creating gingerbread Christmas cut-outs for a sweet little scenery. Amazing tutorial can be found here.

Edible Snow Globeedible snow globe

3. 100 Edible Gift Ideas + Free Printables

Here is a lovely list of sweet & super cute gifts to offer loved ones during this holiday season, simply click here to find more. These are also great for those with a smaller budget & who doesn't love something homemade, it always blesses the heart.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix Recipe + 99 More DIY Food Gifts for the Holidays

4. Classics Re-covered

I love reading & while looking through Martha Stuart's many Christmas ideas, I came across these lovely books-- all your favorite classics re-styled for a fun & perfect gift for all those book worms who would be overjoyed to have such a collection from the famous 'type designer Jessica Hische (who regularly works for the likes of Wes Anderson and Tiffany & Co.) leaves her stylish stamp on classic tomes such as "Jane Eyre," "Madame Bovary," and "My Antonia." $20-$22.' You can purchase @ Penguin.


5. Holiday Carnation Wreath

This is a lovely way to deck your halls with as the carnation flower is a more inexpensive flower, but incredible beautiful, you can make this DIY wreath to impress friends and family. Find our how-to here.


6. Wax Snowflakes

This is a fun craft to do with kids, while simultaneously offers as a holiday decoration for your tree or simply around the house. You can create your own shapes or use cookie cutters as a guide. Directions can be found by Martha Stuart's page here.

7. DIY Adorned Glitter Clothespins

This is seriously one of my favorite finds, as these clothespins are just too adorable and offer as endless uses from gift-wrapping, ornaments, or party decor. They are super simple to create & of course you can create them with whatever you can find at your local dollar store or even what you have around your very own craft station. Tutorial can be found @ Creature Comforts Blog.

8. DIY Vegetable Stamp Gift-Wrapping Paper

Talk about being creative, this is the ultimate project as you simply use celery or other vegetables to create a lovely design to spice up some plain paper & create an elegant & perfect presentation for your loved ones. Easy steps on how-to can be found @  Geninne's Art Blog.

Celery stamped wrapping paper

9. DIY Mini-Wreath for Gift-Wrapping

I loved this presentation & its so easy too. It creates such a rustic & sweet way, as well as inexpensive too, to impress others as they receive their special gift. Tutorial @ Odessa May Society.

10. Holiday Organizing Tips

And couldn't leave out some great organization tips from of course no other than the famous Martha Stuart as she offers great ideas for presenting Christmas cards to packing-up holiday decorations. Check out all her many tips here.

 Merry Christmas!

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