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TAG : Homemade Gifts

Barbie Doll Clothes

Homemade gifts beat store-bought ones every time as far as I'm concerned. But then, I've been blessed with talented friends and family whose handcrafted Christmas presents have always been right on the mark — for example, a kit of pre-cut fabric pieces for me to assemble into a table runner, ...

Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

A few years ago, the editors of Country Living magazine compiled their favorite recipes, decorating tips, and ideas for handmade gifts, and created the book Country Living Christmas Joys: Decorating, Crafts & Recipes.We recently came across the book, and the first thing we noticed was that ...

Christmas Gifts From the Farm

When I was a little girl, my mother taught me that homemade gifts were extra special. We would design, plan and make gifts for family members at birthdays and Christmas, and I was always so proud that I was able to give something that I had made all by myself. I guess I never outgrew that ...

Make Homemade Gifts and Holiday Decorations

For a long time now, I’ve been making the majority of my holiday decorations by hand, along with homemade gifts. I’ve done it for a long time. I begin thinking about what to make in late summer and early fall. That’s when I begin gathering natural materials, planning my home canning for ...

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

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 ...

Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

The holiday season bring memories of family and friends, love and laughter, and good times. All of these things are even more memorable when the celebration includes handmade items, whether it’s handcrafted ornaments and decorations, homemade gifts for loved ones, or made-from-scratch foods ...

Homemade Christmas Gifts From the Farm

Christmas on the farm is a new experience for our family, since we just moved to this lovely patch of the Earth this past June, but I already know that homemade farm gifts are exactly what we will be sharing with family and friends. The staggering costs of starting up a farm mean that funds ...

Keepsakes Passed Down Through Generations

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have inherited a special gift from a loved one. No matter what kind of gift it was – little treasures, homemade gifts, family heirlooms – it was a gift from the heart, and one we will always treasure. We asked our readers, “What treasured gifts have ...

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Homemade Holiday Gift JarsHot Cocoa Mix (for 2-quart jar)6 cups instant nonfat dry milk1 1/2 cups sugar1 cup plue 2 tablespoons baking cocoa1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, optionalCombine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into 2-quart jar. Seal with lid and decorate with ...

Homemade Holiday Gift Jars

Holiday gift jars are a great way to show your loved ones they're special. It's also a fun project for kids, as well as a great teaching tool to show them that the best gifts are homemade. Children will enjoy measuring, bagging and assembling the jars, and they'll feel a sense of pride over ...

Handmade Christmas Gifts

As part of the joyous celebration of the birth of Christ, many people send well wishes to family and friends by way of Christmas cards. Many people also take part in another tradition of the Christmas holiday: the exchanging of gifts – a tradition believed to have begun in the United States ...

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