There are a lot of handmade Christmas gift ideas out there that can bring a smile to anyone's face. The key to making it special is to think of what you would like to receive as a homemade gift. Most likely if you think it is special so will the person who receives your wonderful gift. It can be anywhere from cookies to a handcrafted ornament. What it really comes down to is the idea of being thought of. There are a lot of easy homemade gift ideas that can save you money too. You just need a little imagination and maybe a little help from the Internet to get the juices flowing. Here are my top 10 Christmas homemade gift ideas that are pretty easy and cost very little to make. I normally get all my supplies and ideas from local craft stores or even dollar stores. I like to wander through the aisles and see what kind of craft ideas I can come up with to make a great homemade Christmas gift. They also have crafts displayed that you can make yourself or use to get ideas.
|Nothing beats a homemade gift for the holiday.|
- Cookie In A Jar
- Candle Jars
- Best Christmas Fudge
- Fabric Covered Boxes
- Personalized T-Shirt From a Child
- Homemade Memory Box
- Ornaments of all kinds -- You can make them from dough, paper, popsicle sticks, buttons, etc.... The most important part though is to add a picture to it. That is always a crowd-pleaser and you can't go wrong with it.
- Homemade coupon book offering services to friends or family, such as, mowing the lawn, doing the laundry for a week or shoveling snow.
- Memory Book -- This is a great gift for a family member who doesn't live close to you. You can make your own memory book at half the cost of buying one through a photo company. It just takes a little more time and some creativity. You don't even need a book. You can buy some scrapbooking pages and instead of buying an expensive book punch holes in the paper and tie all the pages together with ribbon. It is very cute and inexpensive.
- Homemade Wooden Signs -- I make these every year and they are a great Christmas present. I get the wood from a local hardware store where I can pick through the odds and ends. You can get them very cheap and they come in all different sizes. You may even get lucky and look around your house and come across some old wood that was left over from a do it yourself project. Paint or stain the wood whatever color you like. Next search around for good sayings to put on the wood. Once you have figured out what you want to say go to your computer and make a sign. I use my printshop program but you can use any kind of program that has lettering. Pick the font and size you want and print out. Before printing though make sure you check the "Print reversed for iron on transfer box." This will print it backwards. What you want to do next is take the paper and put it on the board so the ink side is on the board and you are looking at the back of the paper Make sure it is lined up correctly and then rub the lettering onto the board with a pen. It will leave a light shade of lettering for you so you can just paint over it. This is much easier then stenciling and comes out nicer.
|Homemade gifts that they will cherish forever.|