Herbal Christmas Craft and Recipe Round Up

December 14, 2010

Spice Girl

In case you’re looking for some inspiration for gifts to make with or without your children or are just feeling in the mood to create something special, I’ve compiled a few links that may help.

To start with there are a few links to some christmas craft activities that I created for the www.ichild.co.uk website a couple of years ago which you might enjoy making. They are very simple so suitable for doing together with children:

Spiced christmas biscuits

Lavender or rose petal bath bag

How to make an orange pomander

Here are a few more links to other websites with good craft ideas:

For the men – Make Your Own Bay Rum Aftershave

Other Links:

Lots of inspiring ideas here - Gifts In A Jar

Lots of great ideas here:

Quick, Easy Gifts & Crafts to Make From Your Garden

Ideas for using Lavender

Cinnamon ornaments, Pomanders and a Spicy Simmering Blend

Pomanders and Herb Balls!

How To Make a Herb Wreath Using Rosemary

Sara Elliott who creates the fantastic blog The Herb Gardener has created detailed step by step instructions on How To Make A Herb Wreath including a useful photo slideshow!

Debs Cook of Herbal Haven and the Herb Society has a wide variety of gift ideas here:

http://herbal-haven.co.uk/blog/2010/11/making-festive-gifts-with-herbs/

Sarah Head has some lovely skincare recipes amongst other ideas here:
http://kitchenherbwife.blogspot.com/2010/12/herbal-gifts.html

Plush Folly’s Christmas Advent Calendar reveals a new recipe or idea each day, visit and click here to join in the fun.

I’m sure there’s plenty of other links; if there’s any that you know about, feel free to add them in a comment below.

Want to know where to get your ingredients?
If you don’t have your own supplies, here are just a few UK suppliers that I’ve used in the past and been happy with – feel free to let me know your favourites too, there are masses out there!

Baldwins

Aromantic

Plush Folly

Steenbergs – for cooking herbs and spices

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1 Tina Sams 12.14.10 at 9:31 pm

I pulled together posts from different years that contain gift ideas to make:
http://theessentialherbal.blogspot.com/2010/12/gathering-of-gift-posts.html

2 maddles 12.14.10 at 9:40 pm

What a great post Tina, so sorry I missed it! Thanks for posting the link, that’s wonderful.

3 Herbs Daily 01.21.11 at 9:33 am

Herbal Christmas is very successful btw your provided links are very informative

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