Friday, December 4, 2009

It's a matter of....Christmas gifts

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As promised, I am including some very basic gift ideas from your Food Storage. Let's start with an idea that stems from a class I taught on Making your own mixes from your Food Storage Staples:

Find a favorite mix and give it as a gift. Here you see 3 different mixes, Chicken Soup, Bread Machine Mix, and a Brownie Mix. Make sure you include the instructions on the sleeve. I didn't even use labels, I just typed them , cut them out, and used packing tape to adhere them to the pouch. Just as a reminder, you can cut down a standard sized pouch and make them any size you wish. These pouches are one-half the size of a standard sized pouch. You can seal the edges with a flat iron, traditional iron, or with a Food Saver.

You could choose to bundle them all together with a wide wired ribbon and give it as "dinner and dessert" to a friend, family member, or a neighbor. However, you could take it one step further:

I made a fabric sleeve (so easy to make...all straight seams) and slipped one mix inside.

Dress it up with a ribbon and there you have it!

Another option is an oldie but goodie.......Bread and Jam.

Here I have put some of the Peach Jam I made a few months ago into a cellophane bag. I add the proverbial bow and it is ready.

Make either a Yeast Bread or a Quick Bread and package it in a bag. Here is a decorative bag that the bread has been placed in. You could give these things individually or......

Combine them into a basket for a gift.

Enjoy the fruits of your labors.....
and share them with others during this Christmas Season


Gifts That Matter said...

Wow! This is really great idea. Even if the gifts are very simple but, because of the styles it look's pretty good and very special. Thank you for sharing. :)

The Little Red Hen said...

Thanks for your kind comments. Good luck during your Gift giving season!

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