Tuesday, December 20

FREE Merry Christmas Tags and Gift Idea


Over the weekend I was busy finishing up gift projects for neighbors, friends, and my kids' teachers and friends. Always on the lookout for fun, homemade gift ideas, I sometimes make my own Chex Mix in large batches to give away at the holidays. With the baking involved in making Chex Mix, however, it was going to take a bit more time than I had to give this year. 

Instead, I came up with a new, no-bake version that actually turned out really yummy. I packaged the mix into quart size mason jars and used Amanda's Parties To Go's latest FREEBIE MERRY CHRISTMAS TAGS to make stickers for the front of the jars. You can grab the FREEBIE by signing up for our mailing list at the end of the post.


The freebie set includes a page of 2" circles and a page of 3" circles. You may use circle craft punches to punch the designs out or you may carefully cut with scissors if you don't have access to the punches.

Print these onto 8.5"x11" full sheet adhesive paper. I like glossy sheets but you can find Avery adhesive paper at just about any office store. After printing, cut close to the designs with scissors and then punch each one out with your circle craft punch.

Once you've got your labels printed and cut, it's time to make your
No-Bake Chocolate Chex Mix.

SUPPLIES:
- Chex Mix Muddy Buddies (I found large size bags at Sams Club)
- Box of Chocolate Chex cereal (I found mine at Walmart)
- Bag of Mini Pretzel Twists
- Bag of Christmas M&Ms

I LOVE that you can find Muddy Buddies already made up this time of year. If you can't find the mixture, here is a recipe for this part of the mix: MUDDY BUDDY RECIPE


Pour the contents of all your store bought ingredients into
two large bowls and mix together.

TO MAKE THE JARS:
1. Use Quart size mason jars. I found a dozen at Walmart for about $11. Fill each jar with your Chocolate Chex Mix
2. Place the circle lid on the top of the jar
3. Cut circles from a Christmas fabric approximately 5 1/4" in diameter. Use pinking shears for a fun edging if you have a pair. Screw on the jar lid over the fabric circle.
4. Using hot glue, adhere an approximately 3/4" wide ribbon to the side of the jar lid.
5. Wrap some red & white bakers twine around the jar lid a few times and tie into a bow.
6. Add a candy cane under the bow for a sweet embellishment.

You can make jars and jars of these in just a few hours.
No excuses.... go spread some cheer through the neighborhood!


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Tracey said...

I adore your creativity and willingness to share...thanks so much! Merry Christmas!

Jodee said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

yet another adorable freebie!!!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

These are adorable! I love the printable and the recipe too!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love it! I was going to bake some cookies for my neighbors, but since I'm running out of time this would be perfect! Nice and easy!

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BlueCat said...

So pretty!
Thank you very much.

katielyn said...

Looks so yummy! Fabulous blog!

Personalised Photo Mugs said...

Nice ideas for Christmas gift, thanx for sharing this post. keep the good work going.

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shehbaz michael said...

What type of free gifts you want to use on this Christmas?

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TeamHedrick said...

This gift is amazing! I love how you gave a 'recipe' for a no-bake chex mix! I love to keep things simple around the holidays. Now, how many jars would you say one batch of that mix fills? :) thank you!
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Mindy said...

Is there anyway to download this file without signing up for the yousendit 14 day trial? Thank you so much for sharing I love these but I don't like having to sign up to a different website for every download. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

Question! I've never tried the chex muddy buddies... are they salty or sweet? (or both?) Trying to find a cute food idea for a Christmas present. The catch... the receiver doesn't like sweets! :P

Anonymous said...

How many jars were you able to fill with 1 bag of each "ingredient"?

Melnda said...

So cute! Thanks for posting!

Melnda said...

So cute! Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

These are very cute! I'm planning to make them this weekend. How many jars did you get from one batch?

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Anonymous said...

Great teacher Christmas gift!!

Robin said...
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Robin said...

What I meant to say is: Chocolate chex ISN'T sold in stores around here; even at Walmart. I had to order the cereal online. Also Walmart doesn't sell quart sized mason jars, just pint sized.

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Jenn said...

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