(my brother’s homemade gift tags – small, free hand pieces of art we look forward to each year)
Part of the fun of giving gifts each year is making them! We set aside some afternoons – spread apart in December – to spread out supplies and make gifts. Permission to paint and create! Sometimes we just pick one gift to make for all the sweet teachers. Sometimes we make several different gifts for family. It just depends on the year.
Homemade Car Back Rub T-Shirt – follow this great Car Shirt Tutorial
Candy-Labra Candy Cane Candle Holder
Give a Cake – bake Southern Living’s Two Step Pound Cake. Cut it in half. Give one half to one neighbor and the other half to another.
Hot Fudge Gift – from Brown Paper Packages
Then, of course, make some homemade wrapping paper
For our children, we follow the Three Gifts for Christmas guideline
- One of my favorite Pinterest boards – Gift Ideas
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Joining in Angie’s Top Ten Tuesday with homemade gift ideas. What do you make for neighbors, friends?
Jamie @ The Unlikely Homeschool says
What a great collection. I am always looking for ideas to make for Sunday School teachers. Pinned!
Thanks Jamie – we often pick one thing to make at Christmas, then a different one to make at the end of the year. Yes, Sunday School teachers, piano, extracurricular…
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Great gift ideas that all ages can help make. Love this round-up. The variety is really nice. Those oreo truffles look super yummy! I shared how tots can help make gifts (http://something2offer.com/tot-school-simple-gifts/) just in case you’d like to check it out. I did the stamping, dd did coloring and tot did gluing!
Thanks, Tricia!!! I’m stealing some of these!
Great ideas! Doing a homemade Christmas this year. Making as much as I can. Quilts and lap quilts so far!
Thanks Alicia! Wow, quilts and lap quilts sound like wonderful gifts!
Thanks Tricia! I like the “three gifts guideline” too!