Here's another round-up of do-it-yourself stocking stuffers:
- Chocolate-dipped spoon coffee stirrers. I can't remember exactly when/where I first saw this idea (I've seen it more than once), but the Healthy Lifestyle Blog on the Daily Spark website has directions here. You can pick up spoons at the dollar store or at a thrift shop for a very inexpensive DIY stocking stuffer. You can gussie them up by sprinkling the chocolate-dipped spoons with crushed peppermint candy, sprinkles, or other sugary goodness before wrapping them in cellophane and tying them with a festive bow.
- Hand-stamped tea light candles, as shown on the Primitive Paper blog. These are very pretty and elegant.
- The Matsutake blog has a step-by-step tutorial for making a cute fruitcake pendant using an empty tea light shell, polymer clay, and some little jeweled beads.
- The Zakka Life blog has an adorable snow baby ornament made out of little yarn pom poms and a bit of felt. It is too precious for words!
- Tipnut.com has directions for making five different homemade bath salts and soaks. I save jars all the time, so I have plenty of small, pretty containers that would work for these.
And now it's off to buy some scotch tape for Christmas wrapping! I'm sure I have little tape dispensers hiding everywhere, but I can never find them when it's time to wrap presents. One of my New Year's resolutions will definitely be becoming more organized!