You can papier-mache them, fill plain glass ones with GLITTER and paint, sculpt them out of clay, make them out of felt, roll them up out of yarn...the options are endless!
4) Homemade Christmas Stockings
In case you aren't my personalized Christmas Stocking winner , you can always make your own gorgeous stocking! You can make it from scratch if you're super-talented, or you can do it the almost homemade way. Just buy a cheap stocking from the Dollar General and decorate it with fabric paint, stitchwork (if you can sew), buttons, gems (bedazzle it!), and GLITTER!
Buying nice gift baskets can cost upwards of $50, but if you buy a nice basket from Michael's (around 5 to 10 dollars), you can fill a gift basket with goodies perfectly suited to the giftee for a whole lot less! Start early and take advantage of sales to fill the basket throughout the month with treats and trinkets as they go on sale!
The big take-away? Crafting at Christmastime can be super fun - and make sure you have plenty of glitter! Glitter makes it all better!
And now for the 25 Days of Giveaways portion of the post!
First, click to see if you're today's winner (of a handmade customized Christmas Stocking from The Stockings Were Hung ).
Then enter today's giveaway - it's to win spicy, creamy, indulgent, and perfect for enjoying by the fireplace after some Christmas crafting!
Bella Rose Chocolates is giving away four Mexican Hot Chocolate sticks! These also make a beautiful, fairly unique gift for that gourmet chocolate-loving loved one :)
Like their other products, Bella Rose Chocolate Mexican Hot Chocolate sticks are made of only high quality ingredients - for these, it's Belgian dark chocolate infused with hot chili and fresh Saigon cinnamon.
Each stick makes one 8oz cup of gourmet hot chocolate with no fuss.
The giveaway is open to US readers and runs through December 17. Enter via Rafflecopter below!
If you haven't already done so, swing by my giveaways page to enter my other current giveaways! There are lots more tasty treats and Christmas delights - several of them are also open to international readers!