Wednesday, January 9, 2013

{Handmade Gifts + Goodies}  

I love to give gifts that are hand-made with love! 
Here are some of the projects I worked on over the holidays...
Jellyfish ornaments made with real sea urchins and lots of ribbon + trims as tentacles.

Favors included recipe for Mexican hot chocolate along with some mix-ins like marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, even chili powder! And of course, some yummy Ibarra brand chocolate!

Mistletoe sprig made of felt and beads- I gave these out as hostess gifts this Christmas! It will last for years to come and encourages lots of smooching!
This was a fun centerpiece I made for a holiday party using mini ice cream cones, colored shredded coconut, sprinkles, and chocolate! Don't we all love edible terrariums, so why not make a Christmas snow globe version!?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{Awesome teacher gift}

This was a fun project that I worked on for my daughter's kindergarten teacher as a personal and unique birthday gift. I had each of the students write their name and decorate each shape that I had cut out of blank shrinky dink film. {I used my stockpile of different die cut shapes- hearts, stars, circles, and other medallions.} Once I received all the great artwork from the kids, I shrunk each shape in the oven and attached them all to a charm bracelet. This was a perfect gift to remember her school year and all her amazing, creative students!