Dec 23, 2010

**Giveaway closed**Christmas Cheer Blog Hop

Hey Friends,

it's another blog hop. YAY! If you are coming here from Amanda then you are in the right spot! If not, no worries just take a hop back to the start at Paula and I'll have a list at the bottom of this post in case you are lost!

For today's blog hop the theme was "anything goes christmas" So i decided to continue my work with my homemade gifts. The project that I will be doing today is showing you how to make a nice jar of cookie mix to give as a gift.


What you need to complete this project:

2 Clean Emptied Applesauce Glass Jars & Lids
1 pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1/4 Cup Flour
1 Box of Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix
1 Cup of Pistachios--unshelled. You can buy them ink bulk shelled and just unshell them yourself, its much cheaper that way.
1/2 Cup of dried cranberries (crasins)

Take half the amount of Ingredients and Add them in layers to inside the clean glass jars. I started with the cookie mix and flour and ended with the dried cranberries.

tag cut from winter frolic at 3 inches
*** my video for this project is currently loading and I will be back to put it here in a few :)****

As A thank you for coming by for a visit I would like to offer up a 15 Dollar gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps all you need to do is be a follower and leave me a comment letting me know what homemade Christmas projects you plan to make/have made this year

Next make sure to hop on over to Erin at Erin Lee Creative

Paula at More Than Favors  
Momo at Made by Momo
Amanda at My Scrappin' Obsession
Cristina at Crafting with Cristina --that's me!!!
Erin at Erin Lee Creative-----she's next!
Gloria at Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot
Jessica at Kinder Stamp O
Kristi at Little Paper Sprinkles
Liz at Liz's Paper Loft
Megan at Mc2 Productions
Meriah at Two Scraptastic Gals
Sarah at Pink Cricut


178 comments:

Jenny Kozar said...

Love your cookie jars. This Christmas I have made sock cupcakes, sugar scrub and card sets. Already thinking about what I need to make next year. Thanks for your great project.

Minta said...

I'm already a follower..Love your project! check out my blog and see my my sons have made their Daddy for Christmas presents out of shrinky dinks..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Mdebarrera said...

I'm a follower. Love your project. For this Christmas I made a chocolate nativity and some homemade cookies.

Vickie said...

Love these cute jars great idea. I have made peppermint bark and cashew brittle of my co workers and others and I also make all my own christmas cards.

Leti (iluv2craft) said...

your jars come out cute. this year the only home made gifts i made was Empanada's for my Co-Workers. Everyone luvs them, so i surprised them with a batch on Monday :) ~following

GiGi said...

Those are so great as well as the tags! I made homemade cinnamon pecans and gave them as gifts this year! I aslo made lots of gift baskets with various items! Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas!!!

Amanda Villarreal said...

these came out great! they look yummy minus the pistachios :)

Beebeebabs said...

Great project thanks for sharing!!

Kgprevost said...

These turned out great...this year I made homemad hot chocolate mix. I etched the jars with a coffee cup. TFS!

Merry Christmas

kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Pattig161 said...

I love homemade gifts! Great Job! Thanks for sharing. This year I decorated clear paint buckets and my mother made her famous mini empanada and I gave them out as gifts to friends and family!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Missy said...

I made a few homemade items, sugar hand scrub and the glass ornaments filled with glitter. New follower & TFS

Missy
kalittadog@yahoo.com

Mandas1610 said...

Your tags are so cute! Love the idea of the cookie mix jars :) My BSF made some Monster Cookie Mix as teacher gifts and used Mini Monsters for her tags, turned out so cute! I really need to get Winter Frolic!!!! Love what you did with it :)

Melissaallore said...

Your cookie in the jar recipe sounds delish! I didn't have much time to make any of our gifts this year other than some of the baking we did for some of the baskets we took to school. We made Holly Jolly cookies, peanut butter cups, chocolate covered pretzels and coconut balls. So yummy!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

JD said...

I LOVE homemade gifts! They are so much fun. Especially love the cookie jars. :-) I didn't make any of those this year, but I made lots of ornaments and also glass-etched a jar for my sis-in-law that is now filled with her favorite Jelly Bellies.

Merry Christmas!
~ JD ~
jdscricuteering{at}gmail{dot}com

chrissy said...

I love these kind of gifts! Money was tight this year so I taught my kiddos how to make hand made gifts! They loved it and its gonna mean so much more when they give them! :) TFS

Erin said...

MMM....looks delicious. I love jar gifts.

Merry Christmas,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Megcol said...

Love your jars! Thanks for Your project!@
All the best,

MC

Sheryl said...

I love cookies in a har recipes - my sisters and I did these years ago - we did oatmeal, choc chip, etc. Great idea. I should save my glass jars - we went and bought canning jars!

Cricutlove said...

These are so cool!! I made some mini journals and matching notecards for my daughters friends and they LOOOVED them!! It made me so happy to see how excited they got over them! TFS

Dmscrapin said...

Great idea! Love it!

~Dawn
http://www.latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

Cravinscrappin said...

This is such a cute idea! I cannot wait to see the video. I made the sugar scrub in jars this year and homemade body cream. Messy...but fun!
Sheree Burress
cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!!! I am going to try to finish making a couple of gift card holders today or tomorrow! Running out of time it feels like! Eeeek!!!

HeatherG said...

Cute jars! Great gift idea!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kelly Schaefer said...

I am a new follower! This year, I made my sister a photo shadowbox with photos of her cats, one of whom has passed away. She will cry, so will my mom and I! Thanks! Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

Kim Fordyce said...

I just Love your Christmas Cookie jar's!! I definitely will be saving those applesauce jars for next year!
I like to make scrapbook pages for my Parents and In-Laws! My sister and sister in-law all make pages to add to their books every year! This is a perfect gift for them because they all ways say they don't need anything.
~Kim
kfordyce6638 @ gmail dot com
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Kathi said...

I have made many of the bazaar items that Momo has demonstrated. I hope that she will make more this coming year. Thanks for your time and your talent.

cathie said...

newest follower here ..very cute gifts..the only handmade thing I did this year was cookies and cards


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Susan said...

I'm a new follower. I love homemade gifts and yours is really cute. I made homemade Christmas cards, cookies, and ornaments. TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

PinkCricut said...

I made gingerbread men, whisks with kisses, snowman soup, wrapped candybars... ;) Love this idea Cristina! :)

Summer said...

Such a great project and gift! TFS

Adrian said...

I made card sets for friends! I am not a cook:( Thanks for a chance to win!

Adrian

Christel said...

I did something similar to your project. I made a soup jar for my husband's co-workers. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)

Luvscrappingtogether said...

Hi Christina!

I love homemade gifts! I made cookies this year but sometimes I make fudge.

Have a Merry Christmas!
~Saundra

Shana said...

great ideas for the holidays. good way to recycle those jars, too.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Merry Christmas. I found you blog through the hop and am now a new follower. Love homemade gifts and this is a great gift. I made ornaments this year to giveaway and will be etching some glasses to give as a gift. I hope to finish it today!

Amandawoodau said...

Love homemade gifts. I made ornaments for my daugther's teachers this year. I hope to have more time next year to do more homemade gifts. Thanks for sharing your ideas! :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Marebear said...

I just love homemade gifts and these are wonderful!!

PaperCraftersAnonymous said...

These are cute, thank you for the recipes.. it sounds delicious I must try this!

Cathy S said...

Thank you for the 'recipe' for these gifts...I love making these if only I didn't live so far from everyone I give too. Merry Christmas.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Greenscrapinmachine said...

What a great project! I also enjoy giving gifts in jars...it's so much fun :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Have a great day!
Heather

Inkingitupcrazy said...

Homade gifts are my favorite! Thanks for the great idea and the great giveaway:)
Kassidy
inkingitupcrazy at gmail dot com

Dmcarlisle09 said...

I made some sugar scrubs and some coffee creamer mix. Can't wait to give them away!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Hailemnat said...

I love this idea.

thanks,
Liset

Dandylicious Creates said...

great idea! Merry Christmas!

scrapaholicjen said...

I bet the cookies are yummy! I made a scone mix for my neighbour and mademy own gift bag for it! I also made some sugar scrub for the ladies in my family. Merry Christmas!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Brenda said...

Hmmmm sounds nummy. TFS. I've made a bunch of gifts this year as money is tight. You can see some things on my blog at
http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Abosoffit said...

nice gift, and the tags are cute, Ive been making tags, but they are for next year, Im new to cricut. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail
My favorite cart is Jolly Holidays.

Cindylu2u said...

Your recipe sounds delish!! I what a fabulous gift!! I made Holiday planners and gift goodie bags for the kids!! Happy Holidays

miller896042atbellsouth.net

Carrie said...

What a great gift idea! Thank you for the recipe and for sharing! Happy Holidays! :-)

Rebekah O said...

I gave out whisks filled with hershey kisses and put tags on them that said "We Whisk you a Merry Kiss mas!"

calbekah@aol.com

Jennie Garcia said...

Oh I love that!! My husband loves pistachio!! Very cool idea!! TFS!! Take Care!! Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Staceys Creative Corner said...

What a great idea for a gift and they are super cute too!

We gave homemade cookies and candies to our neighbors this year. I also made some altered itmes for my bestie for her Christmas gift.

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Morethanfavors said...

Awesome!!! I love it Cristina! Thanks for joining us and making the button. You are the bestest!!!

Happy Crafting,
Paula

Laura Gregory Jounakos said...

love the idea for home made cookie jars!i love giving home made gifts

Jessie G. said...

I love the cookie jar idea! I have made several things for Christmas this year...intial tiles, ornaments, and little glass jars with names on them!

Margaret said...

Such a cute idea. I used the tags, bags and boxes for my cricut and made cute little baskets that I put a Christmas ornament in for small gifts from my son. They were so cute!!
Kennmarg1989@aol.com

Thatzuneek said...

Cards by scratch. Why not cookie by scratch. Awesome gift! TFS.

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Teresa said...

Too cute Cristina! (This year) the only thing homemade I made are cookies & brownies I gave out to family & friends. TFS! Thank you for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Great recipe. I would love to taste them sometime. Thanks for the great idea.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Stephanoid69 said...

very cute. i love the colors. now i shall have to go bake after this hehe. tfs.

hugs
stephanie collins
stephanoid69@msn.com
stephanoid69-yt

Mcvicwif said...

I am making ornaments with the kids.
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Debby P. said...

I love giving homemade gifts and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to become a new follower of your blog and looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
TTFN
Debby -- dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Nanapuddin said...

Great project! TFS! I'm now a follower! Thanks for the chance to win! Great blog! I made several advent trees for grandkids with sour cream containers. They are on my blog at scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com. Would love for you to visit!

Linzkwal said...

These are very cute! Thanks for Sharing!

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas,

Lindsay Loo
linzkwal at gmail dot com

Sharon C. said...

I love homemade gifts....you did a great job of dressing yours up! My kids are VERY fond of the cookie kits! :-) This year we made glittered ornaments, angel ornaments from giant paperclips and adorable toppers for classmates. Fun! Merry Christmas!

Nbarker said...

This year I made teacher cards, and altered notebooks and pens, hand sanitizer holders. I'm a follower, and thanks for the chance to win!

Lucyblueeyz said...

This recipe sounds yummy! I never would have thought of pairing pistachios and cranberries. My homemade Christmas consists of handmade Christmas cards and handmade jewelry for the females and keychains for the men. I have been making most of my gifts for many years and I always love receiving such gifts. I know they're from the heart.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

Cricut Chick said...

Love the cookie mix. I will have to make some time for this one!

Cricut Chick
www.cricutchick.com
cricutchick@rocketmail.com

Karelj said...

I love giving jars of cookies like this...I have a recipe book that has all kinds of jar cookie recipes...but it's your personal touch that make these so special! You have som very fortunate friends. Have a warm, wonderful, blessed Christmas and a joy-filled New Year! I've been a faithful follower for a while...love poking aound on your blog! ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://kareljblogspot.com

Simple Creations said...

Christina,
Thanks for a great give away & sharing your project. Well...most our Christmas gifts this year were homemade. So all my time has been making projects and I haven't even had time to share them on my blog. I made glittered ornaments with their name & the year in vinyl on them. I made our picture Christmas cards. I made a date night package with giftcard holders. I made ornaments with our girls pictures in them & fluffy snow in them. I made homemade apple butter & several other projects but I will stop there.

Angela
Simple Creations

Deecanta said...

Well my husband lost his job 18 months ago, so times are tough in our household. I made cookies for each sibling's family. We also lost our dad to Alzheimer's in September, so I went to Michael's and purchased a $3 ornament for each one. It has a cube inside to put four pictures. Each family has a cube with pictures of dad and their family over the years. It was a great gift!

Dorcas
deecanta@bellsouth.net

Melanie said...

I love to make fudge, it is one of my father-in-laws favorites.

Ladybug said...

Cristina, your cookie mix brings back pleasant memories when I used to make similar items. I've made home-made presents for going on 30 years but this year I haven't. :-(

Yours looks yummy. Thanks for the chance to win a gift cert.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

My sister has made the cookie/muffin mix in a jar before but yours is so much cuter!! I love it!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Marjorie from TX said...

I am sure that whoever is receiving your cookie jars are really going to be thrilled.

Marjorie from TX

Juliemccrary said...

How interesting! I like the addition of the pudding. I bet it makes the cookies reaaly moist. I'll have it add it to my recipe box.

Because this is my first year with my expression, I made card packs for my friends and some family.

Happy Holidays!
Julie
juliemccrary@hotmail.com
http://www.everybodylovesaparty.blogspot.com

Pam_lash said...

I became a follower. I love your project and like that it incorporates papercrafting and baking! TFS! Bags, tags, cards, candy bar treats with wrapping, package decor - all of these are done and now I'll take a little rest!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

bunnyfreak said...

I plan to make some framed art for my mom.

Have a Mery Christmas!

Olivia said...

I made several homemade gifts this Christmas. My favorite is a picture I made for my mom. It is personalized with all of our names on it. I will be posting it after the holidays!

Olivia
ojdorman@gmail.com

VeronicaA said...

I love your project. I have done candy bar treats with the wrappers as well as hot chocolate holders for our Sunday School at church. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Simply-Pam said...

I love your project. It looks so festive! This year I made Christmas Oyster Crackers. I use Nabisco Oyster crackers (12 oz), 1 tsp of dill weed, 1 tsp of Lemon pepper, 1 tsp of garlic salt, 1 package of DRY Ranch buttermilk dressing and 1 cup of Wesson oil. Mix together and pour over the crackers. Mix every 5 minutes for a 1/2 hour. All done! Easy peasy but really yummy if you love Ranch dressing. :)

TFS!
simply-pam.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

The cookie mix is agreat idea, i am looking forward to seeing your video.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Reneeleeak said...

Your cookies sound so yummy! What a nice gift to receive.

I made some of the glitter bulbs this year with 20 = K-2nd grade girls!!! They were a hit. ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Summer_sunset54 said...

Thank you for showing those cute gifts! This year I made signs for my aunts for each of their designated holidays, meaning the holiday the whole family goes to their house and celebrates, they turned out super cute and I can't wait to see their faces when they open them! I'm also a new follower so thank you!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

These are awsome. Thanks for sharing.

Kitty said...

Very cute. I made Christmas Cards, tags,boxes.
Kitty
casandra.styles@gmail.com

Krystal Moore said...

This year I decided to make the gift tags for everyone's gifts. It was so much fun. Also I want to try the sugar scrub idea Momo is showing on her blog...I know some people at work that would just love it.

Abusybee said...

Great project! This year I made chocolate covered pretzels! Yum! Have a Merry Christmas!

maureen reiss said...

Super cute idea!! I made all my xmas cards and I made picture ornaments of the kids for all the grandparents. Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

JaniceA said...

I made glitter ornaments and some bouquets of paper flowers. Thinking about next year gifts now. modjjjash at yahoo dot com

joann valdez said...

very cute idea . i love lhomemade gifts.

Cvjac2009 said...

tfs your idea. I just plan on making home made cards

cvjac2009 at att dot net

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Oh my what a quick and really easy gift to give to family and friends..
Love it thank you so much for sharing it for us...
Maybe making them for last min gifts
The Scrapbooking Queen

Sthquilter said...

Such a great gift idea. These cookies sound yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Rebecca Minor said...

I make vinyl window cling for my windows come and take a look
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

lizpaperloft said...

love that idea! the tags are so cheerful too!
liz :o)

Stacy said...

Yummy! Love this homemade gift idea and the tags are so cute. TFS and the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Cricutmatriarch said...

Love making, giving and receiving home made gifts. This year I made several cards, all occasions, and sent them to a friend of a friend at Ft Knox, KY. She shared them with the other wives to be distributed to their husbands so they would have cards to send home.
Thank you for sharing!

Kristin said...

I use a cookie recipe that I got like this all the time! This year I made homemade Christmas ornaments and for the first time CARDS!

Merry Christmas!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Tracy said...

Love making these. made them for everyone in my family. Every year though my daughter makes ornaments for her grandma and great grandma, Great way for them to having some extra special from her.
TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

I made a couple of ornaments and framed layouts for family presents.

Mzcherub2009 said...

Love the idea of the cookies, thanks so much for sharing. I just sent off gift boxes of homemade cards....lol. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity!

Tanya said...

These look cute! I am making homemade goodies, been baking all day today:)

Merry Christmas!
Tanya

Penbrandy said...

Very cute idea!!...I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! merry Christmas!! Brandy

Penbrandy at msn dot com

teachdanz said...

I am looking forward to the recipe to make the cookie!! They sound yummy!!
ikennic at q dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

This year I made homemade Christmas cards to give to family & friends. This is my first time ever making my own cards. I like how they turned out. It was fun!

coupondenise at live dot com

Joni said...

Very cute! I love your idea and thanks so much for the recipe to put this together! What a neat idea! TFS! Merry Christmas!
hugs,
joni

Nenaceli said...

how original...love it!!

jenni said...

Great idea and they are wrapped so cute! This year I made a thnaksgiving banner for my Mom and a Christmas banner for my daughter! And candy for the neighbors!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Kris in Alaska said...

Love that idea and recipe! I give Christmas cookies and candies as gifts to neighbors and have been doing it for years! Sweet!

Anna Dowdy said...

What a great idea and the recipe sound yummo!!! Would make an awesome gift.
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.
Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Girlia said...

Such a cute gift idea

Alejandra said...

Thanks for sharing this unique project. I always wanted to try to make homemade gifts especially cookie in a jar.. great job!!
gauzueta@cox.net

Chris Pickul said...

What a nice home-made gift. I just became a follower so I can't wait to see what other creative ideas you have. Merry Christmas.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great gift idea Cristina!!!! i can't wait to see the video:) Thanks for sharing!!

Tammy said...

I love your project! This year I made bags of tags to give as little stocking stuffers and also sets of monogrammed cards for some special people! I am now a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your work!
-Tammy

Patti said...

I love this idea of preparing cookie mixes as gifts. My homade gift are some ornaments that I made using chipboard coasters.

Patti
bbitster@windstream.net

Cole19 said...

I like to embroider dish towels. Figure everyone needs to have some nice clean dish towels.

DEBI NELSON said...

I think this idea of preparing cookie mixes as a gift is pretty cool, Think the G'daughter and I will run out for jars and make some :) as gifts from her since she was just asking me what she was gonna give family.

Thanks for sharing!

DEBI

Michele Green said...

Cute idea!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Teresa K said...

I made my Christmas cards this year for the first time! A lot of work but I was pleased with them!
I'm a new follower!
Teresa
happiqueen@aol.com

Linda said...

That is a great idea.

Jacquie Hart said...

What a nice idea! I've altered picture frames, made post it note holders, note pads, altered chalk board, made shadow boxes

trisha_jean said...

I made all my Christmas cards, a few boxes and a very special Your Story photo memories of vacation album for my best friend. Love your cookie mix. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com. Congrats on getting your Imagine

Jen @ Honeybean said...

I made hot mocha mix....yummy! and coconut dark chocolate truffles. Very good! Oh, and sugar hand scrub, and cranberry cookies....and I think that's all! Love your tags! I am a follower, and you can check out my handmade projects at huffinatorshangout.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

I made cookies for my daughter's teachers as gifts. Nothing spectacular!!

Love the tags on your cookie mix....

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Theresa Felts said...

I made jars of hot cocoa, but yours look cuter :)

Angela R. said...

I love your jars, so adorable, this year I made like 50 Tags, little ginger bread men, mittens, trees, little snowmen, for my mom to use for all our gifts this year rather then her buying them! Thank you so much for your inspiration and I am glad I became a follower to see what awesome projects you have in the future!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing blog candy! HAPPY HOLIDAY!
arebori0204@gmail.com

TeacherMom said...

I love cookie dough jars as gifts. As a teacher, I would love to get stuff like this!!! Your tags are really cute. Thanks for the reminder of this great Chrismas gift. I make my Mom a calendar every year and I am doing all the tags on the gifts with my cricut. Thanks for the hop. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Barbara614 said...

I am already a follower. I made tons of cookies and candies this year. I also made gingerbread houses from scratch that my grandchildren decorated. Thanks for the chance to win.

barbara614@insightbb.com

Debbie_craine said...

I am a follower, I have been making sugar scrub to give to everyone. Love the cricket for the tag options. Thanks for the hop Merry Christmas.

Altered by Jenn said...

Love the project you made. I made 4 different kinds of cookies for 4 of our neighbors and m&m sticks for some friends.

Jenny Kingham said...

I made homemade ornaments this year to give to family & friends!
Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Jenny
jennykingham@att.net

Cureta2 said...

I love to give homemade gifts. TFS yours. This year I have given homemade fudge and Mexican wedding cookies. The big give is a Christmas album for my friend and her family (hopefully I'll have it done by tomorrow evening -- the Stickles are drying). I love making albums they are such a challenge for me.

I've been a follower for several months now and truly enjoy your blog.
cureta2@yahoo.com

Tammy Schram said...

Super cute project....sounds yummy. Love to find neat blogs that use the cricut. Yours is just a wonderful display of projects. I love making homemade gifts all throughout the year. This year...I made my Chex gifts...scrabble board hang ups...and much more.
smiles...Tammy
http://tamminniesdesigns.blogpsot.com

Rolfe974 said...

I made some gift tags and all my christmas cards. Next year I hope to start earlier but this year I was making so many Halloween items that time got away from me. I signed up to be a follower.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Jpuckett13 said...

Nice idea! Can always use cookie mix that already premeasured for you! I made boxes of all occasion cards for my sisters this year that turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing your idea!

Kimsheppard6 said...

I made some gift tags and Christmas cards and I also crocheted an ornament using soda can tops (recycled gift). Wished I had did more but Christmas just snuck up on me. I'm already a follower.

Michel said...

I made my Christmas cards and hand scrub. I am a follower.

NikkiT said...

I love this, I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

SamanthaJDesigns said...

This is so cute and such a great gift idea!!! TFS!!! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

Celeste B. said...

What a yummy gift! I absolutely love it!!! I completed a bunch of cards for family (and will be cutting more out tonight); I've also made several perpetual calendars as gifts. So many things I wanted to do and not enough time. Thanks for the recipe, I may have to try this one! Thanks for the chance!! :)

Jennyplace26 said...

Very nice ideal. I made glitter ornaments. TFS. Merry Christmas to you and your family, here's to a wonderful 2011.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Zeni Pradel said...

This is a very nice idea! TFS. This year for homemade gifts I've made shawdow boxes with a layout. I added the word FAMILY to them, so they can just add a picture of the family to it and display.

Zeni
www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com

Amy Courchaine said...

Hi there, those look awesome! I am a follower and I am making custom bath salts made with pure essential oils for Christmas. I hope all the gals in my life will enjoy them as much as I do. I make custom blends for certain moods and ailments and they're so easy to do! Thanks for the chance to win. PKS are my favorites!
Xo ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar@gmail dot com
Merry Christmas!

Alwayscharlie said...

Thanks for sharing another cute project!

Caincan2000 said...

I love it when your in blog hops but goodness girl don't you ever get tired? But hey, I love gifts like this when you can just pour the whole jar in and make the mix. This looks so good and the colors are very seasonal. Hugs, Debi

Helen Rincon said...

I make christmas cards this year..

Take Care

Helen

Erica Q said...

I'm loving all the blog hops and these projects are so great!

Jewels said...

Your project is soooo cute, I love your tags. I have also done this before for Christmas. This year I actually made cookies and put them in little treat bags.

I am now a follower of your blog.
Merry Christmas!
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Nicole said...

This project is so cute! I haven't made this yet but it always seems to be a hit! This year I have made a Christmas banner, ornaments, Advent Calendar, cards and tags! Happy Holidays! Thank you for the chance to win! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

Quilt4fun2 said...

I love the cookie mix in a jar for gifting. Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes
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sandra 365 Days of Cricut said...

Those are so cute and sweet of you! Merry Christmas!

Georgia said...

I love these jars, can't wait to make the cookies. TFS Happy Holiday,from gdobberteenat yahoodot com

Yours Trulee, AnnMarie said...

I made some chocolate covered pretzel rods!! Super cute and easy!!! Thanks for the chance!
Yours Trulee
Ann Marie

annmarielee at gmail dot com

Guzjun97 said...

I made some mug cards. Placed a packet of cocoa and lottery ticket for my co-workers. They loved it.

Mandy said...

Love home made gifts, esp. ones that I can make cookies from. I made piggy-banks for nephews in family out of glass craft blocks. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mandy
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Sandyford77 said...

Great project. I made sugar scrub, fuzzy sock cupcakes, post it notes, and a stationery set with note cards, paper clip, and a holder for them.
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Kim T said...

These are a great idea and they look lovely with your handmade tags to compliment them. This year I decorated giant 5" baubles for my mother in law to give to her three great grandchildren and I also made her shadow boxes to hang on her tree with photo's of the great grandchildren in them.
Merry Christmas
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Kim xXx

Puffinliz said...

I NEED the cooking diretions for these cookies! I love pistachio anything....thanks for sharing a wonderful gift idea

Pennyspad said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Great projects!

Lolis said...

Love your idea. I've never seen this recipe before I will be trying it. The homemade gifts that i made were Cards and cookies. Thans for the opportunity to win.
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Marloberrett said...

Much easier cookie jar recipe than I have used. I made paper bag albums for all of my grandchildren this year. It was a lot of work and took me several months but they sure turned out cute. Can't wait for them to see them.

Gina said...

What a unique idea - the tags are adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Lcarls71 said...

LOVE giving mixes as gifts. Thanks for the recipe and Merry Christmas to you.
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Merica said...

Looks like a yummy cookie recipe. I made candy, cards and 2 different types of bread. Was going to do more, but time just flew by.
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Susan E. Bermudez said...

I am already a follower and never miss a thing. The homemade gift that I made this year was personalized Christmas cards for my kids. They were all colored to look just like them :)

Merry Christmas!

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Bonnie said...

Hey Christina

These look YUMMY! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Alex said...

great project :) the recipe sounds delish :)


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DebbieSue33 said...

Love the homemade gift jars and tags. Sweet

Jmpresearch said...

I made all of my own cards this year if that counts. And since a number of my gifts were gift cards I also made gift card holders for them. This is the first year in forever that I didn't bake enough goodies for an army haha, I just get to enjoy all of what everyone else has made!

Krista said...

I made Christmas Cards. However, as of today I still need to send them out!!

Meagan said...

Super cute!! I made some Christmas Cards and also some gifts in a jar. I'm now a follower!!

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Maria said...

I made Christmas cookies with my kids, also made cute gift tags!

Monica Lowrance said...

Super cute. Sounds yummy!

Merry Christmas

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Patti B said...

Nice job
Merry Christmas

Tracy @ Cottonpickincute said...

Hi Christine. I'm new here and am now a follower. You ornament tags are so cute and the cookie mix sounds delicious. I made lots of Christmas ornaments this year. Thanks for letting me enter.

Merry Christmas. Hugs...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

Jan Lynn said...

Those that receive your cookie mix jars are going to be some kind of lucky. I was rather proud of the treat bag toppers I made for my grandson's 1St grade class party. I used Jolly Holidays (the raindeer) on top of a top note shape and stamped Merry Christmas to the opposite side. These were my first bag toppers and I will have to say I was rather proud of them. jls@eplus.net