Tuesday, December 07, 2010

on the fourth crafty day of Christmas...

...handmade gifts for Nathan's teachers and friends

With the end of the school year looming for Nathan, we finished off his handmade gifts tonight.

For his teacher a fabric covered journal and some rocky road.
He made two more batches tonight, white chocolate and milk chocolate...oh and steered clear of the big sharp knife!

Just as well I decided to piece the inside of this one to pretty it up a bit, the journal we chose has a clear front cover and you can see the lining as soon as you open it.

For his group of close friends, a little bag of Christmas M&Ms. He deisgned to bag toppers in publisher and we printed them onto a piece of light card, folded them and used a stapler to secure them to the bags.

His class also does a secret Santa. There is a $5 limit, and technically we probably went over - I choose not to count the cost of the journal cover (I already had the fabric, and it was given to me - so that doesn't need to be counted right!) Its all wrapped and ready to go under the class tree tomorrow. Hope she likes it.

Tomorrow is also the class party. His class has to take a sweet plate. We made these after school. Cadbury snowballs drizzled with melted white chocolate and topped with chopped snake holly.


Natalie said...

It all looks fantastic! I love the idea of the printed bag toppers, will have to remember that for next year.

Nell said...

That dear boy is just amazing! You know you can smoosh a home-brand fruitcake with a 1/2 cup of brandy or orange-juice to do the mini-plum puds too? I've never seen them done with snowballs. Today we made white christmas and white rocky road and another batch of rum balls and wouldn't you know it - they both have to take a plate of savoury for end of year parties - groan! Love the M&M idea - casing that one! Thanks for lovely day Monday! xxx

MY SPACE said...

I just love all of it!! Can you PM me your email address?

Car said...

Oh my, if that's just one day of crafty... You are on fire for Christmas!!!

Love all this ideas and your journal covers, brilliant!!!