Wishing You A Berry Christmas Gift Tag

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  I was walking through Michaels the other day and found these adorable red berry containers! It was love at first sight! A Christmas gift idea was brewing and I love the outcome! I came home and worked out this fun printable tag, which you can download below. Then I dipped some strawberries in chocolate.  If you need tips on melting chocolate in your microwave, use these tips from Kirsten. It’s my go to for chocolate melting info. I shredded some green paper for the filler, and placed my berries inside.  Use some bakers twine to add the tag and there you have it! Another fun last minute gift for those you really love!  Let’s be honest, if you get chocolate from me there is love there! Please feel free to use our download for personal, non-commercial use.  Please link back to us if you post online. Pin It

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Raspberry Sauce // DIY Gift

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Hello there!  It’s me again, Katie from The Casual Craftlte.  Today I am sharing a homemade idea for the holidays.  This Raspberry Sauce DIY Gift is perfect for topping cheesecake, ice cream, yogurt and more.  Plus, I have included labels which you can print later in this post.   I love the idea of making raspberry sauce for Christmas.  It says “Happy Holidays” with it’s vibrant red color.  The recipe I used makes approximately 6 oz, which is the exact size of mason jars I bought. In a medium sauce pan on the stove, combine 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/3 cup water. Add 12 oz of thawed raspberries and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture boils, mashing the raspberry with the back of a spoon. Once the mixture is boiling, cook and stir for one additional minute.  Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl to remove seeds. [Read More…]

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St. Nick’s Nibblers – The Easiest Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

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Hi Crafting Chicks readers!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so excited to be back with you sharing a fun no-bake sweet treat!  I love to make seasonal treats – you may remember my Red, White & Blue Summer Snack Mix from this Summer.  And this Mayflower Munch Mix is always a huge hit at Thanksgiving!  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought a little red and green was in order!  Take a peek at the easiest chocolate covered pretzels EVER {and they make a super cute holiday gift} … St. Nick’s Nibblers!! I have made tons of chocolate covered pretzels before – these pumpkin pie spice pretzels just last month, in fact.  And while dipping pretzels in melted almond bark or white chocolate is not terribly difficult, I always spend a ton of time fishing pretzels out, waiting for the excess chocolate to drip off, getting a smooth pretty surface while wielding two forks or skewers … needless to say, the whole process [Read More…]

MERRY KISSMAS Treat Bags

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This post is sponsored by HERSHEY’S KISSES but all opinions, designs, and images are all my own.   The holiday season is upon us and now it’s time to find small ways to show people that we care.  I love putting together small simple gifts that I can hand out for fun or as a party favor for holiday guests.  It also helps if I can find a way to get my girls helping so they can see that making things for others is fun and rewarding. These “MERRY KISSMAS” treat bags are a simple way to spread holiday cheer amongst family and friends during the Christmas season. And the bonus is that my girls love to fill these little bags with their favorite HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates and give them to their friends at school before winter break starts. This is a super easy project kids can help with. Start by downloading the file and print 1 color [Read More…]

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{Chicks Picks} Quick Gifts Under $15

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Hey friends!  Here are a couple of Chicks Picks, Gift Under $15!!!! ——————- DIRTY DIET COKE KIT:  2 liters of Diet Coke + a bottle of coconut syrup + a lime and this cute tag from Mique at THIRTY HANDMADE DAYS and you are set! E.L.F. Lip Gloss Set…these are the kinds of things that are fun to get as a present. E.L.F. Party Nail Cube…gotta love some new nail polish Willow Tree Figurines:  I love giving these as gifts. Each has a meaning and convey a nice message to the receiver. SLIPPERS:  I love a great fuzzy pair of slippers!!!!!! CUTE HAT: DARLING Gloves:  I can’t say enough about these gloves…. WET BRUSH:  I’ve heard they are amazing!!!!  I need one ;)!!! What are some of YOUR favorites???   Pin It

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12 Days of Christmas Ideas

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One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is the 12 Days of Christmas.  For as long as I can remember, my mom has been making up fun little packages of 12 Days gifts for widows or widowers.  She would drive up to 40 miles to deliver these packages, most the time not even knowing the person who was recieiving them, just finding out that they needed Christmas cheer. We have kind of done this on and off for a few years, but decided to pick this up last year as a family and delivered one bag full of fun gifts to a single lady who doesn’t have family near.  It was so exciting to drop the bag off and run and just know that she was going to have a fun surprise awaiting her each night til Christmas.  This year we are going to deliever to her again and two other elderly couples in our neighborhood.  [Read More…]

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