DIY Gift Ideas - NECN

DIY Gift Ideas

Amy Kimball joined NECN to suggest do-it-yourself gifts that are sure to impress for the holidays.

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    Amy Kimball joined NECN to suggest do-it-yourself gifts that are sure to impress for the holidays. (Published Monday, Dec. 22, 2014)

    Amy Kimball joined NECN to suggest do-it-yourself gifts that are sure to impress for the holidays.

    Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
    1 cup sugar
    1/4 cup crushed candy canes (can crush in blender or old fashioned way put in paper bag and hit with hammer)
    1/2 cup baby oil
    8 drops peppermint oil (optional)

    Frames
    Wood frames from craft store
    Acrylic kids paints
    Photo paper can be found at drugstores

    Man Crate
    Whiskey bottle
    Beef jerky
    Duct tape
    Wrench
    Screwdriver
    Lottery ticket

    Cookie ingredients for the Baker
    Dry ingredients in the jar:
    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup M&Ms
    Wet ingredients you need to add:
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

    For the layered look on the jar: Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt and put on bottom layer, then layer brown sugar, top that with white sugar then add the chips & m&ms on top.

    Instructions:
    PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

    COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

    BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

    Money mason jar
    Mason jar and put an empty toilet paper roll in the center, add M&Ms (or any small candy around the outside of the roll, then insert the money in the tube. 

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