Christmas Crafty Ideas
Layer the dry ingredients from a cookie recipe into a clear plastic container. Dress it up with a hand-written label from your child and make sure to attach the baking instructions! What you'll need: Double-sided adhesive or tape, fine-textured canvas fabric, scissors, fabric crayons or markers Make it: Adhere double-sided adhesive sheets to the back of canvas fabric and cut into desired label shape. Decorate labels with crayons or markers; peel off back of adhesive and apply to container.
Here's an ingenious way to provide a little kitchen tech support, from Jane Edwards of mamiejanes.blogspot.com. With wood glue, adhere a Scrabble tile holder to the bottom center of an 8 1/2"W x 16"L cutting board ($20; nancysvoice.etsy.com), as shown at left. Let dry for two hours. Next, use wood glue to affix a nine-inch-long wooden doorstop to the bottom center of the board's opposite side, as shown in inset ($6; odyssey359.etsy.com). Let dry for two hours. Finally, paint the entire piec...
Skip the same-old tin and give cookies in a festive (airtight!) jar instead. Step 1: Use a fine-tipped brush to paint small white dots on the outside of a glass jar (1.6-quart Hermetic Storage Jar, $7; containerstore.com). Step 2: Fill bottom of jar with snowball cookies (for the recipe, click here). Place small plastic trinkets inside for a snow globe-inspired vignette. Step 3: Tie gift tag to jar with ribbon. RELATED: 64 Christmas Cookie Recipes - CountryLiving.com