Friday, September 19, 2014
A few thoughts about making Christmas presents
So what things should you consider before making Christmas presents?
Order your supplies soon! I don't know about the delivery times to your part of the world, but it seems that no matter how fast the suppliers send out my products, it gets held up somewhere along the line. (Generally at the border for me...) Start making up wish lists now!
Have you tried out the recipe yet? I suggest making a few small batch versions of the product you want to make to see if the fragrance smells nice, if it holds up in the bathroom in the heat, if it stays the same colour, and so on. You don't want to give something to your loved ones that hasn't been tested over time!
Create some cute labels for your products! This is the chance to make something that really reflects your philosophy, your aesthetic, and your preferences! Don't forget to put a "best before" date on your product!
beeswax candles or soy wax tea lights and a few things from the store, like a nice washcloth, sisal cloth, or scrubby. Add some treats someone might like as they soak in the tub, like a few truffles or chocolate covered berries!
Links to all my Christmas recipe posts
Creating Christmas presents: Whipped butters
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Christmas in Swift's workshop
Creating Christmas presents - helpful hints (about finding recipes)