Okay, I'm a little late posting these pictures, but I wanted to share them with you!
Here is the grandkids picture holder I made for both of our Grandparents:
Here is the first page of the brag book I made my mom to carry in her purse. I laminated each page so that the pages will not get damaged.
Next are the items that I made for our family exchange. The candy cake was quite simple to make. I started with two Christmas tins and a Styrofoam circle from Hobby Lobby. We put 15 full-size candy bars around the bottom layer with double sided tape and smaller candy around the middle layer. I stuck suckers and candy canes in the Styrofoam and added ribbon to make it even more beautiful. This was my first attempt at a candy cake and I really enjoyed making it. In total, I spent around $35 for the whole thing! I also recreated a clever way to gift $money$ (I found the idea on Pinterest, of course)! I rolled up $20 in $1 bills and put them in a zip bag. Then, I typed up the poem and printed it out. Really simple gift and a great way to give a special person money!
I'm really proud of myself for making all of our presents this year! I was unsure about whether I could do it or not, and it really turned out well. Next year, I'm planning on getting even more crafty! :)