I have had some fun in the run up to Christmas this year making some different bits and pieces.
I love Helen's blog It's All Fiddle Fart - there is always lots of inspiration to be had there and she has some great ideas for gifts. This year I decided to make up some of these decorated mints using Elizabeth Shaw mints.
I made girly ones with pink and purple scallops.
The stickers came from Wilkinsons and I used a Stamps Away round sentiment for the back of the mint. The scalloped circle is a Stampin' Up punch and the plain circle is Creative Memories.
I used more traditional colours for the boy's mints and I also made up one set with white chocolate coins for my Dad as he can only eat white chocolate.
These went under the Christmas tree and were given out at the end of my Christmas Eve party.
I also made some wine glass charms to give to a friend as a gift - I had seen some photos of charms on Facebook so I found this tutorial and came up with these -
I did find these fiddly to do as my hands are very clumsy and I find it hard to grip small things, but I persevered and only said a couple of norty words when I broke some of the wire earrings. I loved the butterfly ones but they are for a gift so I made these snowflake ones for my own use.
I will definitely be making some sets of these for my fundraising stalls next year. DH is going to get me a proper tool set so hopefully I will find those easier to use than the large pliers that I had raided from his tool box LOL!!!
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