Monday, October 1, 2012

Handmade Holiday Gifts

Once fall hits, I start thinking about what I'll be making my friends and family for the holidays. I love giving gifts that are intentional and filled with love, and handmade gifts fit that bill. Here's what I'm thinking of making my loved ones this holiday season -


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Upcycled squirrel for cousins...

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or maybe felt bunnies for stocking stuffers

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Linen lavender pillow inserts for a peaceful night's sleep

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Garden markers for my mom, a lady with a definite green thumb

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Yummy soaps for my momma, too

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A snowman building kit for the neighbor boy

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Felt pine cone ornaments for the neighbors

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Or maybe some crocheted snowflakes, just like my mom used to make

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Maybe some quirky ornaments for the kids to hang on the tree

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Fragrant fire starters for friends with fireplaces

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Crocheted dishcloths for my Mamie...

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Or maybe some pretty pot holders

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Felt coasters for my "drinking buddies" (you could make these in a lot of fun shapes!)

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A simple apron for a friend that loves to cook

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Hand warmers in cute fabric...

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Hand and body scrubs for my girlfriends...

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Or maybe some lip balm to help with all the gabbing we do

Do you have any ideas for handmade holiday ornaments? Anything you are hoping a friend will make for you? Feel free to share!

7 comments:

Lauren @ Craft My Life Away said...

I have been thinking about what to give for gifts this year. Only if I had 1 month off of work to make it all happen!!!

Thoughts are ...

1) Sugar scrubs. They are just so luxurious.
2) Various baby/young kid related items
3) Lined drawstring bags from a fav blog incolororder.com
4) I really like the Anna Maria Horner Art Student Tote. I might try to make a few for my little cousins (note that I haven't even made 1 yet).
5) I really love all of the Christmas ornaments out there made with old book pages and are sprayed with like a silvery glitter. Or maybe a wreath with that?

We should do a Christmas Craft Swap! Hmmm.. how would that work?

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Ooo Lauren! That all sounds amazing! I can't wait to see what you come up with. You should email From Scratch Club (fromscratchclub at gmail) to get details about the "craft fair" Chris is organizing for the December swap in Schenectady. I bet your creations would be a big hit!

Becky said...

I love love love all these ideas!!! i kinda got tired thinking about making them, but as i looked over each one I thought how awesome they would be to give as gifts!!! fantastic list Deanna.......seriously amazing compilation.

Betsy said...

These are such cute ideas, and a craft swap would be awesome!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

@Becky - Thanks! I feel just making one thing for someone special means so much. The intention behind the gift is the best part, me thinks.

@Betsy - I'll keep you in the loop about a craft fair if it happens!

Thanks for reading. I love your comments :-)

Lauren @ Craft My Life Away said...

Ooo thanks Deanna. That sounds like a great idea. I'll e-mail Chris!

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