Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A Home Made Christmas

Each Wednesday from now until Christmas I will be blogging about a gift idea that can be made at home and I would love it if you would join in each week with your own contribution to "A Home Made Christmas".
I am sure that there are great projects to make, goodies to make, bake and bottle and ideas that you all have to share. I look forward to reading all about the things you make and being inspired by your ideas.

If you are worried about ruining the surprise feel free to post about something you have made in the past, something you saw or something you have received.

When planning home made gifts you need to consider a number of things:
How long the item will take to make? How far ahead do I need to plan?
How long will it keep?  What is the shelf life?
Does it need time to mature like Christmas Cakes/Puddings?
Can I make more than one at a time and give them to a number of people?

This week I want to talk about what I have seen others doing as there are some great ideas floating around that I think are worth sharing.

First up is Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial making up succulent pots for gifts.  This is such a great idea and one I have used in the past for a friend and my lovely sister in law who has a somewhat dubious history with potted plants.

Then there is Tracey over at It's Al-Wright Being Us who shows us a couple of different ways to make juggling balls.  She also made some great gifts for her boys when they turned 8.

Finally Linda from the Greenhaven  has a great recipe on her blog for a Fizzy Rhubarb drink which I think would be perfect at this time of year.

I am sure that there are loads more gift ideas that you have recorded on your blogs in the past so if you have a link you would like to share feel free to leave a comment  and your link below.


  1. Oh I did make something over the weekend - is it ok if I post about it tomorrow, and link up then?

  2. Loving the ideas and tips Fiona! i'm doing some pots up for the Grandparents with the girls on the weekend!


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