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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 7th Oct 16, 4:31 PM
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    Handmade Christmas
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    Handmade Christmas 7th Oct 16 at 4:31 PM
    This year I am aiming to make at least one gift for everybody in our family and also make handmade nibbles and decorations.
    Anybody got any ideas?
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    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 7th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    Check out the OS christmas thread on the old style board.

    Personally if anyone gave me a handmade gift that I hadn't asked for I would happily bin it - it takes a lot of talent to pull off a decent home made gift, and I've had some monstrosities over the years (I'd much prefer a box of toffifee from poundland). Perhaps instead of handmade (which can cost a fortune), go for a £5 limit or a secret santa style so you won't have to spend so much.
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 7th Oct 16, 10:02 PM
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    There is quite a lengthy thread about home made gifts a bit further down on this board - here you go:
    Smiles are as perfect a gift as hugs... size fits all... and nobody minds if you give it back.
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    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 9th Oct 16, 11:09 AM
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    I made a sock monkey once for my great aunt and she loved it
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    • helcat26
    • By helcat26 15th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
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    now is a good time to make some food gifts with what is in season:
    apple chutney
    blackberry jelly
    apple and sage jelly
    sloe/ damson gin (put that together now it will be ready to filter and bottle at Christmas)
    if you are going to make a Christmas fruit cake you should be making it now

    and to make anytime
    chilli jam
    flavoured oils- rosemary, garlic, chilli

    at the last minute
    chocolate truffles
    cinder toffee
    • helcat26
    • By helcat26 15th Oct 16, 3:13 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 3:13 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 3:13 PM
    sorry just seen decorations thing

    this year I am making tiffany glass christmas tree decorations, it is not so difficult you can learn off the web
    previously I have used old chandelier crystals wired together to make Christmas tree decorations

    if you are desperate you can gold spray a pine cone!
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