DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS

 

Treat someone special to these handmade gifts with heart. Show them that you care and give the gift that oozes originality. A DIY Christmas gift can really show you have put a lot of thought into Christmas.

PAINTED POTS

Sow the seeds for garden cool with a fresh lick of paint. All you need for this graphic gift is a terracotta pot from your local nursery, paint sample pots in your favourite hues, paint brushes, and painter’s tape. Start by applying a three-in-one primer on the pot, following up with your chosen base colour. Mark out shapely shades with tape, and seal and protect your pattern with clear spray. Spray an ornament sealer inside the pot before using soil or water.

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Taubmans paint in Crisp White, Black Fox, Aqua Belle, Jolly Roger and Rosalyn.

COOKIE CARE PACKAGE

Satisfy any sweet tooth with this baker’s delight. The Cookie Care Package includes ready-to-use ingredients for a tasty macadamia and chocolate treat. Divide the following ingredients over three 375g mason jars, and layer each element carefully with a spoon for a flawless finish.

2 1/2 cups plain flour

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1tsp baking powder

1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped (or enough to cover top of jar)

210g milk chocolate chips

Leave a note for the receiver on each jar detailing need-to-know details: Add 84g softened butter, 1 small egg, and 1/4tsp vanilla extract. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C. One jar makes 12 cookies.

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DIP DYE GIFT TAGS

Sign, seal, and deliver your gift in painterly summer shades. Make a dip dye gift tag instanly using white cardstock and watered down acrylic paint. Add twine for a fun and functional finish.

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