Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas caramels

I'm going to suspend all talk of our new house until after the holidays, as an exercise in tuning in and paying attention to right now. The house is insanely exciting, and rewarding, and it'll completely take over my head if I let it. But there are more pressing things to focus on. Christmassing.

The cards are out, the packages are sent. The sea salt caramels are sitting in their jars, patiently waiting to greet their recipients.

These were a really fun little project. Each year, I scheme up small food gifts for our friends and neighbors. The gifts need to be unique and interesting, preferably with some sort of handmade aspect. Because, you know, that's how I roll. This year, I vowed to do something with the "pretty little jars" I'd been saving the last few years. You know, the artichoke heart and roasted red pepper jars, fancy mustard, that sort of thing. They were too pretty to recycle, and I knew they had a use waiting for them, somewhere. When I saw Laura's excellent scrap paper project, I knew what to do.

The caramels were easy to make, and so delicious! They look pretty stylish, I think, twisted up in green waxed paper and packed into jars. Tied with a little tag and a scrap of ribbon, (saved from our wedding! We're STILL using the stuff!) I'm pretty pleased with the end product.


Becky said...

I bet the caramels are yummy! Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks those jars are too cute to recycle.

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