Black Friday usually kicks off a busy month of mall and cyber shopping — and the stress of watching your money fly out the door usually snowballs from there.
But you can easily stay within a budget by creating special homemade gifts on your own. Gifts made from the heart mean so much more than store-bought — and as an added bonus, they often don't cost much money at all.
I'm Kelly Dixon from Smart School House and today I'm excited to share three easy and beautiful DIY stocking stuffer ideas with you. Handmade gifts are perfect for family, friends, teachers, co-workers and even neighbors. If you have little ones, get them involved too. These DIY stocking stuffer ideas are perfect for kids to make.
Hot cocoa for one is great. Hot cocoa for two is even better. Homemade hot cocoa is the best.
For serving: mix the sugar and cocoa powder together. Pour 2 cups of warm milk. Add half of the handmade cocoa mixture to each glass of warm milk and top with the mini marshmallows.
This old-fashioned recipe for making ornaments will leave your entire house smelling like cinnamon. Wrap the ornaments up in clear cellophane and stick them in stockings.
Decorate with acrylic paint.
When the Mod Podge is dry, tie a piece of bakers twine to the ornament (for hanging).
When the paint is dry, brush on a layer of Mod Podge glue and sprinkle on the glitter.
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Originally published November 2014. Updated December 2016.
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