Tie or attach this festive Merry Christmas card to hostess gifts, a bottle of wine, homemade goodies or use as a personalized note this holiday season.
If you are in search of some new inspiration for your Christmas table this year, take a peak at these 5 DIY place card ideas (Source: Marthastewart.com); bows, peppermint candies, holly, paper leaves or a Christmas tree. Whether you choose a playful, traditional or modern design, these cute place card ideas will help pull your table design together.
If you are stumped this year about what to get your child’s teachers as a holiday gift, consider these inexpensive options:
1. Handmade Candy Cane Tree
2. Monogrammed Canvas Napkin Rings- landsend.com
3. Christmas Ornament
4. Reindeer Noses Candy- Fill a jar or bag with red candies (bubble gum, red hots, M&Ms) and tie with a gift tag
5. Starbucks gift card personalized with a tag reading "Thanks a Latte"
6. Cookbook- Tie a wooden spoon or holiday cookie cutter on top for an added touch
7. Donate something to their classroom in your child's name- art supplies, books
8. Redbox movie night- Fill a popcorn bucket full of your teacher's favorite goodies and add a coupon for a Redbox rental
9. Tea- Tie a simple tag to a bundle of individual tea packages reading "Thanks for Being a Tea-riffic Teacher"
10. Monogrammed Crayon Picture (see picture)
11. Poinsettia with a gift tag reading "Thanks for helping me grow this Fall"; you could attach the same tag to a bundle of seed packets or fresh herb plants
12. Fill a bag or jar full of Hershey's kisses and attach a tag that reads "Merry Kiss-Mas" From......
13. Beauty Gift- Nail polish and file with a tag reading "I File you under 'A' for Awesome"
14. Homemade cookies or bars stacked on top of a peppermint candy tray; wrap in cellophane and tie a gift tag with festive ribbon (See our Make it Monday Blog Post for instructions on how to make the tray)
15. Personalized "From the Kitchen Of" gift tag stickers
One of my favorite DIY Christmas ideas this year was inspired by a tray that one of my guests brought her cookies on to my annual Holiday Cookie Exchange.
Due to the hustle and bustle of the party, I didn't notice the tray until after the guests had departed. And as it was hard to remember which tray each guest brought, I proceeded to make a list of guests and cookies and attempt to play a game of match. After about an hour, I was able to figure out which one of my creative friends had made this adorable tray. And, I had to know how she made it.
And now, I want to share this super cute idea with all of you.
Peppermint Candy Tray How-To
Step 1- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Step 2- Line an oven safe pan with parchment paper
Step 3- Unwrap and fill the tray with traditional peppermint candies; work from the outside in, placing the candies in a circular pattern
Step 4- Bake the candies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until slightly melted and 'set'
Step 5- Remove the tray from the oven, cool slightly then flip the candy disc onto a cooling rack
Use these peppermint candy trays as a base for gifts this year. Stack homemade cookies, bars or bread loaves on top, wrap in clear cellophane, add tie a gift tag on using festive ribbon.