You installed DIY kitchen cabinets, so why not DIY your holiday gifts, as well? Get the whole family involved with these kid-friendly, homemade edible crafts you can make right in your own kitchen! Homemade gifts are always appreciated since they come from the heart. We’ve scoured the Internet for the cutest and most creative ideas so you don’t have to — whether you’re making gifts for grandparents, teachers, or your favorite friends and neighbors. All are easy to make, and they’re easy on your wallet, too!
Gingerbread House City
“Silver bells, silver bells… It’s Christmas time in the city.” We simply adore this snowy Gingerbread House City idea from Better Homes and Gardens. Lovingly made with freshly baked gingerbread and arranged in a large glass jar, it would make a splendid centerpiece for Grandma’s holiday table — decorated by her favorite little elves. For directions with images, click here.
Peppermint bark is the perfect blend of creamy white chocolate and crunchy candy canes — the quintessential holiday treat! You can make this simple recipe from Martha Stewart Living using a double boiler, or improvise with a metal bowl over a simmering pot of water. For directions, click here. If you prefer, swap out white chocolate for dark chocolate, or use a swirl of both! Peppermint bark is a sweet gift for neighbors when placed in a festive tin from your local Dollar Store.
Sweetly simple to make, these jolly Snowman Spoons are fun for passing out as favors when hosting a Holiday Open House for your friends and neighbors. Set your crockpot on the kitchen countertop, make a big batch of hot chocolate, and click here for direction from Woman’s Day. You can also get creative by dipping and decorating pretzel logs in the same fashion.
Melted Snowman Cookies
This semi-homemade recipe comes from Betty Crocker, and features their store-bought sugar cookie mix and ready-made icing. For the full list of ingredients and directions on how to decorate your Melted Snowman Cookies, click here. Cute as a button, these cookies are perfectly frosted to look like melted snowman, and would make a wonderful homemade gift for teachers.
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