12 homemade holiday gift ideas you can easily craft for your loved ones this holiday season.
Chalkboard made out of a cabinet door, with chalk and an eraser.
The winter holidays are a special time for many reasons. Each year, as our family gathers at Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of how grateful I am to be part of such a fantastic family. Then I begin thinking of Christmas — the next time our large group will get together again.
One of the joys of my family’s Christmas celebration is a gift exchange. The excitement over this, for me at least, is that I hand make the majority of the gifts I give, and I wholeheartedly enjoy creating something practical and useful for everyone on my gift-giving list — and hopefully something that will bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
I used to purchase all of my gifts, but several years ago, my sister, best friend and I got into crafting, and we’ve been getting together a couple of weekends each December ever since to make homemade gifts for our loved ones. Not only do we save a great deal of money, but crafting is also a relaxing hobby — and it means spending time with two of my favorite people.
If your holiday festivities include a gift exchange — and if you’re interested in crafting — consider making homemade gifts this year. You won’t believe how rewarding and relaxing it can be!
Here are some simple gift ideas to get you started. Have fun!
• DIY Chalkboard
• DIY Dry Erase Calendar
• Framed Art Project
• Chicken Wire Photo Board
• Craft a Welcome Sign
• Create a Homemade Recipe Book
• Make Simple Gifts for Kids
• Bragging Rights Picture Board
• Frame Your Scrapbook Pages
• Create a Kitchen Wall Hanging
• Make This Hanging Organizer
• How to Make a Shadow Box
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