It’s high-time to buy Christmas presents. We’ve already given you ideas for him and for her. Now it’s time to turn to simpler versions of the presents that will thrill anyone who gets them. Some of these things you most likely already have at home. This year give original presents, simple and from the heart.
Bowl with good wishes
Choose a nice bowl and fill it with all sorts of candies. Then write nice wishes and notes on small papers. Fold these papers and tie with a colorful thread or embroidery floss and put them into the bowl. Wrap the bowl in the cellophane and give it to a dear person.
Christmas is the time when the smell of our favorite treats completely takes over our home. Give a person you like a recipe for your favorite cookie already made – cookies mix. Put cookies mix in a jar ingredient by ingredient so it looks as fancy as possible.
Or, you can give them cookies you’ve already prepared.
Buy styrofoam balls. You’ll need a three-layer napkin with a Christmas motif. Separate the napkin layers and cut the motif you would like to be on your Christmas ball. Use liquid glue to glue the entire ball and glue other motifs too. When it’s dry, apply one more layer of glue. Instead of napkins, you can also use old newspapers.
You’ll need a bigger jar if you want to make spa jar for someone as a gift. Firstly, wash the jar and dry it well. Buy travel packs of various products and fill the jar. Wrap a red ribbon around the jar neck or draw two eyes and ears so it would look like Rudolph, the reindeer.
Make your own coupons and put a smile on the face of a person whom these are for. You can write things like an invitation to a movie, dinner, massage or whatever you think it’s appropriate. And, of course, all this will be done by the best “expert” possible – you.
Snowy balls are beautiful items which always manage to evoke nostalgic moments. Making them on our own is not that hard either and in this way, you can give a personalized snowy gift which reflects you.
You’ll need ornaments and sequins.
Wash a jar. Add water and glycerin in a 50:50 split. You can purchase glycerin in any drugstore. Add the sequins to the mixture and stir well. Glue the ornaments on the jar lid and leave them to dry for at least 24 hours. When it’s dry, put some glue on the end of the lid, seal well and tighten. You can cover the bottom with some fabric, ribbon or shiny stones.
Translation: G. Dujmović