December 18, 2011

Six days to go



This is a perfect gift idea for those who would like to give something home made, but actually have no time for baking. I am slowly getting into this category. I have so many things in mind, but have very little time to bake. Actually I am saving all my energy for next week, because the first time I am going to bake -or at least try to- macarons from a very authentic recipe (any guess whos recipe I am about to use?) . If the project is a success I will definitely let you know more.




To prepare these cute presents you will need (1) jars, (2) twine and (3) decoration. And of course a good (4) recipe. You can use your favorite or the one below. Just fill the jars with the dry ingredients, and write a simple directions of use and voilà! I swear it took me max. 15 minutes to prepare the jars and decorate them. The ornaments are also home made. For that you'll need Efaplast (air dry clay) and cookie cutters. Just roll out the clay, cut out the desired shapes, let it dry and paint it or decorate with whatever you want. They can be also used as Xmas ornaments. Is it simple or what?

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All images © Studer-T. Veronika all rights reserved

10 comments:

  1. Hi, that is realy great idea for Christmas gifts. It's simple and suprising. I was wondering what I should buy for my friends. Now I know, I will use your idea :). btw. sorry for my english skills, but I'm still learning :)

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  2. Such a great idea ... and lovely styling too.

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  3. Wonderful idea for gifts. And beautifully styled, as always. Good luck for your new job!

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  4. delicius and wonderful idea for a gift!!!
    i love your blog!!!

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  5. Great ideas, perfect gifts but most of all, beautiful photographs!!

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  6. Lovely idea! I was just wondering how the receiver uses the content of the jar, giving the fact that the butter and sugar need to be mixed first for example, but all the dry ingredients are layered in the jar. Any insights?

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  7. So happy you all like the idea, thanks so much.

    Le Bibi,
    Good call, but it actually doesn't hurt the cookies if the eggs are beaten with the milk and butter and then whisked into the rest. :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful packaging. I love the idea! Thanks for sharing

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  9. These recipes look absolutely delicious! And fantastic photographs! Am thinking of giving mixes in jars for presents this Christmas. Can you please tell me what is in the largest jar as there doesn't seem to be a recipe on your blog.... it looks so scrummy! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much. Honestly, I don't really remember what it was. Just take your favorite cookie ingredients and fill a jar, I am sure whoever will get it as a present will love it.

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