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4 Super Easy Homemade Gifts

October 15, 2015
Stay on top of your gift giving and get into the holiday spirit when you make these unique, thoughtful and useful gifts that your friends, family, and neighbors will love! They’re so fast and fun to make, you might add more lucky folks to your list—or just kick back and relax!

Stove Top Holiday Potpourri

4 Super Easy Homemade Gifts
Last-minute gift emergency? Put this potpourri together in a flash (or make several assembly line style). Take a handful of fresh cranberries, an orange, a few cinnamon sticks, and a tablespoon of whole cloves--and put them in a Ziploc® brand storage bag. Print this festive bag topper, fold, and staple. The label includes instructions. Ta da!

Cinnamon Pancake Mix

4 Super Easy Homemade Gifts

This pre-made mix will have your lucky recipient making fluffy, delicious gourmet pancakes—on even the busiest mornings!

In a medium bowl, whisk 3 cups all purpose flour, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp baking powder, 2 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp salt. Spoon into a medium Ziploc® Twist ‘n Loc® container. Print the cute gift tag with instructions. Tie the tag and a cinnamon stick to the container with a pretty string. For extra pretties, wrap a wide ribbon around the container..

Red Velvet Layer Cake

4 Super Easy Homemade Gifts

Layers of red velvet cake and vanilla icing make a festive and tasty gift in a snap!

Using a box mix, make red velvet cake and cool. Cut cake into circles to fit a small Ziploc® Twist ‘n Loc® container. Layer cake and vanilla frosting to create stripes. Tie a wooden spoon to the lid with decorative string.

Portable Pumpkin Pie

4 Super Easy Homemade Gifts
Layer store-bought pumpkin pie pieces and whipped cream in a small Ziploc® Twist ‘n Loc® container to create stripes. Tie a wooden spoon to the lid of the container with decorative string.

Festive Fabric Toppers

4 Super Easy Homemade Gifts

For all your homemade gifts, add a special touch with festive toppers. Using leftover fabric pieces you already have on hand, simply wrap the fabric over the container and tie string tightly around the lid. Using scissors, cut around the lid leaving about 1” overhang.


Use scalloped or zig-zag scissors for an extra decorative touch.