DIY holiday gifts

Sometimes the best gifts are ones thoughtfully crafted and created from scratch. Here are some ideas that may help inspire your inner DIY spirit:


The preparation time is 5 minutes, total time is 5 minutes. The ingredients are half cup of coconut oil, 2 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon peppermint extract, and one drop of green food coloring.


Instructions: Place coconut oil in a bowl and microwave on HIGH 15-25 seconds until softened. Start by adding 1½ cups sugar to the oil, along with the peppermint extract and green food coloring.  Mix until ingredients are well combined and food coloring is evenly distributed. If mixture is too wet, add another ½ cup sugar until scrub is to desired consistency.  Spoon scrub into air-tight containers (such as a mason jar) and decorate with twine or ribbon.



Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

The ingredients are 6 tablespoons powdered cream, 6 tablespoons powdered milk, 6 tablespoons powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons candy canes, chopped into small pieces, ½ cup mini marshmallows.

Instructions are Layer the powdered creamer, powdered milk, powdered sugar and cocoa powder in the bottom of a pint wide-mouth mason jar. Then add the chocolate chips and candy canes and place the mini marshmallows on top to fill the rest of the jar.

Add a lid and attach a printable recipe tag. When ready to use, remove the marshmallows from the top of the jar and mix the remaining ingredients together. Add ½ cup of the mix to 1 cup of boiling water in a mug and stir until completely dissolved.

Jessica Lockhart crochets during free time in class


A lot of students at WCHS enjoy crotcheting. Allie Bailey quoted, “Crocheting is a great way to relax and make things for friends and family. Once you learn you never forget how to do it, so when its crunch time for Christmas you always have a back up plan.”

Merry making!