Striped Hot Pads

Making of few of these to go be bundled with some other goodies for a DIY Holiday Gift Box or Basket.

For those of you who like DIY ideas read on, for those of you highly likely to receive one of these, skip this. and pretend you never saw it either:)

First, the knitting and felting of a small stack of these Striped Hot Pads, pattern from my Knit One, Felt Too book, which has super simple projects and really clear, step by step instructions in it.

Next, a couple of batches of Top Secret Hot Cocoa Mix and putting them into various containers.

Then, throwing in a few homemade mixes from my hard to find, but so worth it Make A Mix book.  This is the orginal book, and I see they have a newer, updated version available now.  Go get it, it will save you soooo much money!

Throw in a bag of cookies, I’m using some Wilton bags with a Christmas theme printed on them.  These can be found at most craft stores that carry Wilton cake stuff.

Don’t forget the family dog!  Toss in a bag of home-baked Doggie Biscuits if their are dogs in the family.  I use a recipe from Bob’s Red Mill, because they are healthy and I am fortunate enough to have Bob’s Red Mill nearby.  Off course, I modified mine to fit the similar kinds of products that I keep around here at the house.

If you don’t have all the Bob’s Red Mill stuff or just want a simpler recipe, here’s a Martha Stewart recipe for Dog Biscuits.  My one tip for you on making Doggie Biscuits is to do them last thing in your day so you can just turn off the oven and leave them in there to harden up really well.

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