Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Homemade Gifts You Can Make Before Christmas

Okay, guys... Christmas is a week away which means it's time to do an inventory of your gifts and figure out which one of your loved ones still needs something from you.  Instead of worrying about express shipping rates or crowded shopping malls, how about making a few simple gifts at home?  Here are some tried and true Hardly Housewives handmade gift ideas that aren't too tough to make and are easy on the bank account:

"Dipped" spoons (also seen here and here) were a gift favorite of mine in 2012 and requested by a handful of family members.  I am proud to report that despite frequent use, the red ones that I made for my dad in March are still just as shiny and new looking as they were back then.  You'll need basic wooden spoons, craft paint, and non-toxic shellac.


Speaking of those cherry spoons, I gifted them along with some embellished dishtowels that were a breeze to sew.  These are easily customizable and easy enough to sew even if you don't have a sewing machine (you just need some patience and a steady hand).  


Speaking of easy sewing, embellished burp cloths are pretty much the same idea and a colorful gift for the new parents in your life, not to mention a great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric you may have lying around...


Let's get away from sewing for a minute and check out a gift that my mother in law does most years as stocking stuffers for friends and family... DIY herb salt.  Jaisa made it this winter as a bridal shower favor and explains exactly how you can make a batch to wrap up nicely and give away:


And while we're talking about salt, here's a quick project you can do that is perfect for mothers, mothers in law, and any other gift recipient who would love to relax... lavender bath salts:


If all else fails, check out Jaisa's list of delicious, sweet holiday treats.  There is no way you can go wrong with any of those.  I will be making both handmade gifts and sugary baked goods this week.  Wish me luck!


1 comment:

  1. This approach routine was first used by all the formulation about Breitling Chronomat 01, which is certainly the most important iwc replica sale keep an eye on constructed exclusively just by Breitling. The agency already comes with couple of workouts: all the grade B04 (in which been successful it will be forerunner B01) and additionally grade B05. All of these workouts really are replica watches uk chronometer skilled through COSC (Swiss Accepted Chronometer Trying out Company) so suggests that all of the Breitling devices can come with the largest degree exquisitely detailed and additionally great satisfaction. Concerning actually owned various devices within the many, in addition to an enthusiastic keep an eye on financial institution Concerning frequently preferred the design from the potent and additionally decent keep an eye on. Like great tends to be grew up Document established itself during one most popular somewhat keep an eye on. Breitling devices are generally great finest determination in the case of superior quality devices. Of the Breitling devices Concerning truly watch, the most popular is to be all the Breitling Bentley Recognise MIRE. All the Breitling Bentley Recognise MIRE is mostly a must-see. All the fabulous marks and additionally potent, big look and feel chanel replica wallets only just gives you others all the chills. I recall the moment my family first of all got it in my position. Document was first definitely disturbed pictures unwrapped the software in the form of Holiday season keepsake. Great jaw almost missing to place. Document look at a lot of feedback relating to the keep an eye on prior to when Document quizzed my family get rid of indeed, for valid Breitling create, all the Bentley offers an instant chronometer, a fabulous refined rock lawsuit, the beginning reluctant Sapphire Crystal and it is water-resistant as much 100 measures.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!