Hi! Today I want to share some homemade gift ideas with you. Overall, my family does a lot of crafts, especially near Christmas. In this post I'll be listing ten different crafts you can make as gifts. I hope you get some good ideas!
1. Paint a sign! There are so many different ways you could do this. You could paint a verse on a canvas, sand a piece of wood and paint a scene, or even just paint a watercolor picture on good paper. Here's a picture of a sign my sister made a few years back. It was done on a canvas with paint and a black Sharpie marker.
2. Make soap! There are a million different recipes for soap on Pinterest! Since one batch will probably make multiple bars, this is a great way to make several people a gift at once. Wrap it up in plastic wrap with a nice bow, and you'll have a pretty, yet practical gift.
3. String Art! String art can be a ton of fun if you remember to not get too stressed out about it. It does take a while to get all the nails in, and wrapping the string is harder than it looks, but I definitely think it's worth the effort! String art could definitely be used as a Christmas gift!
4. A tray of cookies! Who doesn't like cookies? One gift we used to do is put together trays of assorted cookies. Make several different flavor cookies, and put a few of each flavor on each tray. Sprinkle on a few pieces of candy, cover with plastic wrap, and voila! A tasty gift!
5. Sew an apron! If you sew, aprons are a rather easy gift to make. A few years ago I made a simple apron, and I'll link the tutorial HERE. This will fit girls near the ages 6-10. There are also tons of other free tutorials online.
7. Paint a rock! Although Kindness Rocks are generally made to leave at parks and other outdoor places, you could always paint them as gifts, too. River rocks are nice to use because they are smooth, but any rock could do. Paint a picture with acrylic paints, or use a paint marker to write words, and then glaze it, and you'll have a great gift for someone to keep in their garden or on their dresser. If you know the recipient's favorite color, you could use that to personalize it to their liking.
8. A box of homemade fudge! Make a batch of fudge and put it in a little gift box with tissue paper for a delicious and elegant gift. From original chocolate or peanut butter, to mint chocolate chip or maple nut, they are hundreds of different flavor fudge options to choose from.
9. Crochet, weave, or knit a hat! If you like working with yarn, try making a hat! Not only are they fun to make, but they are great gifts for the cold winter months. Here is a picture of two hats I made recently. The one on the left was made on a round loom, pictured below. Round looms are very easy to use, and make nice, stretchy hats. The one on the right was crocheted using THIS PATTERN.
These are made from popsicle sticks.
I like these ones a lot.
Aren't these painting beautiful?
These are made from the spines of old books.
That's all for today! Have you ever tried any of these? Do you plan to? Do you enjoy crafts? Do you like making gifts at Christmas?