It’s Time for Christmas in July - Day 20
I love pretty or quirky jars for my gift giving, using jars that are embossed with fruit or flower designs, or different shapes (octagonal is my favourite). You can buy them, but even from op shops you'll be paying 50 cents each for them. Start saving your jars now. And ask friends and family to save them for you too. They can be washed and dried and stored until you need them. Then when you're ready to start cooking just sterilise them and they're ready to fill.
It’s Time for Christmas in July - Day 19
Update your Christmas Card List
It’s Time for Christmas in July - Day 18
Make your own gift tags
Gift tags aren't expensive, especially if you've stockpiled them during the after-Christmas sale. But why have the same gift tags as everyone else?
Take a look through your wrapping paper, Christmas cards and gift bags and consider making matching gift tags.
Step 1: Simply cut a circle or get creative and use your biscuit cutters to make shapes. I like hearts, gingerbread men and wreaths (trace a larger circle, then a smaller circle in the centre and cut out the smaller circle).
Step 2: Use a hole punch to make a small hole in the top of the card.
Step 3: Attach a short piece of string which can be attached to a present or gift bag.