Fun With Fabric and Food

Calli at Make it Do inspired this great idea for a last-minute Holiday Gift: 


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Here is the recipe:

        Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Using a 1 quart jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given.  *IMPORTANT:  Pack down the jar after each addition.  Put the lid on, and cover with a 6-inch square of fabric.  (You could make a circle.  I cut the corners off my square so they didn’t stick out so much).  Secure the fabric over the lid using a rubber band, then cover the rubber band by tying a nice piece of ribbon around the lid.  Attach a label to the jar with the following instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of softened butter, with 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Add the entire contents of the jar, and mix by hand until combined.  Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes 2 dozen cookies.

I made some labels for you, which you can access and print by clicking on this link:  Cookies for Santa Labels.psd 


Another idea:  Cut a 10-inch square from your favorite Christmas fabric and wrap up some candy, tie with a ribbon, and you have a great party favor!  I wrapped Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark in this candy cane fabric:


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You can also wrap a charm square around your favorite candy bar and tie with a ribbon.  Attach to a wrapped package instead of a bow. 

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Another fun idea is to make a drawstring bag and put gingerbread cookie mix inside.  Tie some cookie cutters to the bag.  Don’t forget to include instructions for making the cookies on a gift tag.

Drawstring Bag

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