Easy Homemade Holiday Gifts

Instead of buying gifts this year, think about making easy homemade holiday gifts for family and friends.

Homemade Gift Tag
For a simple tag, cut a square of paper, making it however large you want it. Punch a hole in the upper right corner. Run ribbon through the hole and tie it in a knot. With a marker, write “To:” and “From:” somewhere on the square.
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Homemade Christmas Card
Bring your cards to life by adding ribbon, pattern paper, stickers, rub-on letters, cardstock stickers, glitter stickers and other embellishments.
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Layered Gift Tag
If you want to be more creative, try a layered gift tag.
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Photo Tile
If you’ve never worked with decoupage — an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish — photo tiles are perfect for a first project.
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Homemade Gift Bag
Gift bags are even easier to make than boxes. For variety, I buy both plain paper bags and colored bags.
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Homemade Gift Box
Dress up the edges of a lid by gluing ribbon to them, and add a sticker or button to the top of the gift box for a little pizzazz.
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Dog Photo Tile
Using decoupage on photo tiles seals the printout or scrapbook papers tightly, ensuring that the gift will last for years.
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Poem Photo Tile
They can be made with photos, poems, quotes, a birth announcement, an invitation, even an old love letter.
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CD Wall Hanging
The CD wall hanging of the dogs was created by hand.
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Siblings LP
The “Siblings” 33 1/3 LP was scrapbooked digitally.
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Horse Scrapbook Page
I made a scrapbook using photos of my dad’s animals, tractors, land, crops and ponds, and gave it to him one year for Christmas. He loved it!
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Homemade Picture Frame
Scrapbooking photo frames is a simple and enjoyable project, and best of all, the finished product is sure to be a treasured, personal gift.
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Homemade Recipe Box
Cooks on your gift list will enjoy a unique recipe box designed to hold all of their favorite recipes.
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Cowboy Scrapbook Page
If there’s someone on your gift list who has everything, a scrapbook makes the perfect gift.
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Ring Bound Recipe Book
Cooks on your gift list are sure to welcome a ring-bound recipe book made with recipes chosen just for them.
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