Each year I make our Christmas gift tags. I know it is cheaper and easier just to buy them but I get some satisfaction in seeing the presents all wrapped and labelled with something I created. Plus I am the only one that bothers to put in any effort and there is usually a comment or two on Christmas day about this and it makes me feel good.
This year, Pinterest was again my source of inspiration. Peanut Rudolphs.
To make these, yes, I did purchase a whole bag of peanuts just for the shells. I spent the good part of an hour shelling the whole bag just so that I could get the best selection of shells.
I used Heidi Swapp colour shine to colour the shells. It worked really well and it doesn’t rub off on your hands as I thought it would. I am definitely going to invest in some more of these.
And here is another close up.