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Elf Inspired Neighbor Gift

Last week for my birthday my family gave me a real-deal cotton candy machine! For a party girl, it’s pretty much a dream come true. I almost burst into tears when I opened it – seriously. That night I laid in bed awake at 2 am thinking of all the fun ways I am going to incorporate it into every festivity and celebration from now on. I’m starting with our Christmas neighbor gifts this year. I decided cotton candy would make the perfect gift. I’m sure we’ll get fudge, cookies, etc. but not cotton candy. That’s why I LOVE the idea – it’s unique, I’ve never seen it done. 

I was inspired by one of my all time favorite movies (for any time of the year): ELF with Will Farrell. As soon as I thought of the Cotton Candy as a gift, the line from the movie, “cotton headed ninny muggins” came and I knew I had a winner. Here is the gift tag I came up with that I will print and attach to some fluffy, sugary, childhood-memory-inducing cotton candy. 

Unique Neighbor Gift: COTTON CANDY

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins

I’ve also got the FREE PRINTABLE for you in case you want to do this for your own neighbors.  Just open this PDF and print: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins

Easy Neighbor Gift: CANDY CANES

Now, I realize that most people don’t have a cotton candy machine, but this same gift tag works great for a box of CANDY CANES too!  

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins

So, if you’re going that route, use this FREE PRINTABLE: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins – CANDY CANES

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipe & Free Printable Gift Tag

Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag - events to CELEBRATE!

There is nothing like the scent of Christmas. It can be September, but if you smell “Christmas” you are transported right to it. I love the yummy candles at the store, but nothing tops the real scent of a fresh Christmas tree, cinnamon, cloves, oranges, apples and cranberries. I created this Homemade Christmas Potpourri recipe a couple of years ago for my family and friends and loved it so much that I made about 10 packets of it for myself as well. I decided to do it again this year, and may make it my traditional gift for neighbors each year because I love it so much.

It’s simple to put together, has a long shelf life and is inexpensive! Win, win, win!

This is the Food Dehydrator I use. It’s inexpensive, holds a large quantity of food and works like a champ! It takes about 12 – 16 hours to dry each type of fruit when each tray is fully loaded, so plan ahead to give yourself enough time for the number of gifts you’ll be making.

Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag - events to CELEBRATE!

Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipe:

3 slices of dried Orange
3 slices of dried Apple
1 slice of dried lemon
1 Cinnamon stick
5-10 whole Cloves (or 1/2 tsp of ground Clove)
1/4 c. Dried Cranberries (or Craisins)

Tips:
– Buy your Cinnamon sticks in bulk – like these Cinnamon Sticks from Amazon. They are MUCH cheaper than purchasing them at your local grocery store in a small jar.

– Look for whole or ground cloves in the Mexican food aisle at your grocery store – mine were about 1/2 the price of those in the spice aisle.

– Print out my FREE GIFT TAGS to attach to your gifts. I package mine in small cellophane bags and tie with ribbon. 

Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag - events to CELEBRATE!

PRINT OUT THESE FREE GIFT TAGS TO USE FOR YOUR OWN! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Christmas Potpourri Gift Tag

Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag - events to CELEBRATE!

I’m participating in A Crafty Christmas hosted by Emily at Nap-Time Creations. For loads of fun and crafty ideas for gifts, decor, recipes and more – go here! 

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