Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Well, my Kitchenaid mixer got a workout this weekend! I made 12 batches of cookies and baked seven loaves of pumpkin bread. Yum!! I've already given a bunch away, but the rest are here waiting to be eaten. I'm trying to be good, but... :)

I also made some gifts to give some people at work. I love making chocolate covered pretzles because they are so easy. Just melt, dip and sprinkle! Usually I put them in cellophane bags, but this year, these mason jars were on sale so I scooped up a few. I'm glad I did. The added ribbon, berries and flowers really dressed them up.




The poinsettias, flower center and leaves are Prima. I goth the berries at ACM, also on sale. I tied the ribbon on the jar and hot glued everything else on.



Can't wait to give these away!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

13 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, how beautiful this looks, Anabelle! I love to make chocolate covered pretzels at Christmas, too. It's one of my standards each year, and I give it away to the neighbors. Haven't gotten to it this year yet. ;0
I tend to make the bigger pretzels, but now after seeing how great they look in the mason jar, I might have to rethink things. Your jar is absolutely gorgeous. Love the big ribbon and the berries added to those yummy Prima goodies.

MrsETaylor said...

What a great and quick last minute gift idea. Love these Anabelle

Cheryl Nelson said...

love those dressed up mason jars! fab!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Wow! This is beautiful, Anabelle! And yummy!

Debbie said...

Oh so GOR-JUS, Anabelle :) Your friends are very lucky to have you giving such lovely, handmade from the heart gifts this season!!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

beautiful!

Danielle said...

gorgeous! anyone would be excited to get this!

pattyo said...

Love the gorgeous ribbon and embellishments. Of course, the pretzels look delicious!

Romy said...

They'll all be thrilled with these wonderful gifts. It is simply fabulous.

Cath said...

Gorgeous, yet simple and do-able! And those homemade yummies inside look scrumptious!

Have a moxie fab holiday, Anabelle! Mwah! :)

Winter said...

So pretty! You make me want to bake something so I can wrap it pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful idea! I can recycle some jars and won't have to buy anything to wrap them in! Thanks for the idea!

Kiss of Whimsy said...

These are beautiful! I hope they are appreciated, my jaw would drop if someone gave this to me!!