Think of it as Creative Therapy and Pockets of Peace

Mike was home for awhile yesterday. I gave him a crinkly rotary cutter and a yard of Kate Spain fabric and asked him to cut circles. An hour later, he commented out of the blue that he was in a very good mood. I quietly suggested that there is something to the idea that crafting is therapy. 

I don't look at this list of possiblities as a "to-do" list a busy whirl of a season. I look at it as pockets of quiet creative oasis. Maybe something here catches your fancy. A litle homemade Christmas is good for the receiver ...and the giver.

Happy creating.

Katiejam

Healing Salve (or hair gel, depending on how you use it)

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Foot Scrub (super easy. smells great. Include coupons for home-spa pedicures and foot massages.)

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Homemade Vanilla Bean Extract

Christmas Jam (this is beautiful and really yummy)

Cinnamon Honey Buttter (love things to put in adorable jars)

Oatmeal Cinnamon Bread Kit in a Cute Jar

Espresso Brownie Mix in a Jar

Pretzel Dots (Use Christmas M&Ms, but you already knew that)

Crazy Good Kiss Cookies

Mason Jar Meals (for a mom who is newly pregnant or about to deliver or postpartum or otherwise way too tired for this busy season)

Infused sugar

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Felt Garland

Fun Scrap Garland

"Polaroid" Ornament

A Happy Place for Christmas Scraps

For the Birds

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Scrappy Covered Journals

Cozy Heatable Therapy Bags (I think I'm going to mix in some lavender)

Amazing Nature Journals

Scripture Bookmarks

Homemade Beeswax Crayons 

Beautiful Bookpage Luminaria

Darling Repurposed Denim Do-It-All Bins

Tea Wreath for the Kitchen (I need this) 

 

~repost from the  Advent and Christmas Archives