It’s no secret, homemade gifts come straight from the heart! A homemade gift is a great option for loved ones who are impossible to buy for. Not only are they truly sentimental, putting them together can be extremely fun and an event in itself. Which is great news for those with little ones to entertain! This Christmas, why not spoil the people you love with a gift made by you.

Christmas Necklace

You need:
3 small scarves at similar lengths
1 brooch* (optional)
Masking tape

Step 1: Take the ends of the scarves and knot them together. Using masking tape, tape the knotted end to a table.
Step 2: Begin to braid. Ensure that one end is longer than the other so that it is easy to tie around the neck. Attach brooch to middle section.

Note: Add a little Christmas joy to the necklace by adding our Joy Charm Brooch. Featuring red and green sparkle detailing, it'll instantly add Christmas glamour! It also makes a nice stocking filler for family and friends.

Rocky Road In A Jar

You need: 
1 Jar
80cm ribbon, halved
Hole puncher
500g dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup of unsalted hazelnuts
2 x 250 packets of marshmallows, halved
½ cup desiccated coconut

Step 1: Line a 20cm x 30cm baking tray with baking paper. 
Step 2: Melt chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat. 
Step 3: Combine hazelnuts, marshmallows, and coconut in a bowl. Add melted chocolate and mix well. 
Step 4: Pour mix into baking tray. Refrigerate overnight until firm. 

In the meantime…
Wash, dry and polish your jar. 
Using the ribbon, tie a bow around the neck of the jar.
Cut card stock into a small rectangle and punch a single hole in one end.
Create a personalised message on card. 
Thread remaining ribbon through the card hole and tie around jar.

Step 5: Remove Rocky Road from fridge. Cut into small squares with a hot knife and stack carefully in jar.

Personalised Christmas Baubles

You need:
1 plain Christmas bauble
Glitter of your choice
PVC glue
Small round tip paint brush

Step 1: Using the PVC glue, carefully paint your personalised text on the bauble
Step 2: Sprinkle glitter evenly on bauble until text appears.
Step 3: Wait 2-3 hours for glue to harden and set.

Have you ever made or received a homemade Christmas gift? We’d love to hear all about it on our Facebook and Instagram page!

Team Millers