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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Secret Santa Gifts

Oh don't you just love Secret Santa exchanges?  It was my favorite part of Christmas at the office, and......since I no longer work......I now miss out on that.  But Debi Huntsman in my MAMA group hosted a swap this year and I was so excited to participate!  The swap was to create a handmade embellished bag and fill it with Christmas goodies that must include an ornament and a sweet. For my bag I created a purse and embellished it with vintage lace, doilies and flowers and a little jeweled star. 
Here is the stash of goodies that I included.  My sweet was the candy cane heart that is created by melting two candy canes together and adding melted white chocolate.  Pinterest has so many wonderful Christmas sweets ideas like this one!  I LOVE Pinterest!
My girlfriend Lorraine and I created these little mini bags our of scrapbook paper. We added this little origami tree.  This bag is filled with Trader Joe's Peppermint Truffles - amazing! 
 My handmade ornament was this Christmas Shoe. Sorry it's hard to see - it is packaged in a clear bag.  And the little glass glitter reindeer is one of my favorite finds this year - I had to buy a few for myself too!

I made a Christmas Cracker out of a toilet paper roll.  This one is filled with lace and ribbons.  Melanie was the recipient of this package.

Happy Holidays to you and your family - I hope that you all have a Secret Santa in your future!

Linking with Pink Saturday.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Marti,

What a sweet gift idea! I would love to be the recipient of that fun swap!

Merry Christmas!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

You are a great secret Santa! Love your bag and goodies



Carolyn Robbins said...

I love the tree bags. How creative. Merry Christmas!

Bohemian said...

Agreed... the Secret Santa Exchange was always among my Favorites as well when I was working full time outside the Home. Your Heartfelt Gifts are sure to be Appreciated by the Recipient of such an amazing stash of Goodness!

Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Ira Huberts said...

What a lovely post Marti, such stunning creations, so much wonderful work to enjoy! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, Ira x

sandra said...

Love the bag and all the goodies too!
Merry Christmas!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! You are very talented.