Homemade Christmas gifts are the only way to go when you're tight on a budget and want to give something unique and meaningful. They are also fantastic ways to pass the evenings while sipping cocoa and listienng to seasonal music. I start my homemade gifts early so that I won't be piled high with projects during December. Here are a few unique and easy ideas to give as gifts.
The picture above is from Martha Steward and shows and idea on how to make bookends using pottery vases and filling them with sand. No home ever has enough book ends. What can you make book ends out of?
Learn how to make a Secret treasure Hollow book. Shop the thrift store for an old hardback book, glue the pages together and cut out the "innards" for a fun place to store treasures. (my kids love secret places to store their booty!)
Gifts don't need to be anything more than thoughtful. These Christmas sachets are perfect for teachers or neighbors and easy enough for your kiddo's to do. Use 5 inch fabric squares, glue them together, fill with 1/2 cup of poupori and glue closed. Bundle fun fabrics together and deliver them with a sweet note.
Snow globes are a childhood wonder. This tutorial shows how to make your own out of simple jars and of course... Martha Stewart Glitter. By the way, Martha, if you're tuning in today, I want to work in your glitter craft department for a whole week. I want to use all 24+ colors in your line and all 7 different textures you have for white and irredecent glitter. I want to glitter me up all the crafts in the world and let your clean up crew take care of my big ole mess. Love that glitter look! Glittler's outlawed in this house because once you spill glitter, it forever becomes a part of your house and impossible to get off your face. It's the worst for the boys who sparkle after having done their laundry after the pricess costume load!
Tell us all what gifts you're handmaking for Christmas! We can all use more ideas!