Sometimes income is a little on the tight side. Sometimes we simply run out of ideas on what to buy our loved ones for different occasions. Whatever the reason, a handmade Christmas is something special. It is a chance to show of those exceptional DIY skills and make something truly personal.
This year I am going for a handmade Christmas. Well, all except one present which is my secret Santa present in hubby’s family, since the budget is $100 and that would be a lot of hand-making most likely. For my it does come down to finances a lot this year but also the fact that I haven’t had a lot of time to create lately so it is a really good reason to try some new things. And who doesn’t love great handmade Christmas gifts? Here are 5 handmade christmas gift ideas for inspiration.
Pinterest is as always my number one source of inspiration for all things crafty and handmade. So much handmade goodness, but I have narrowed down a few gifts for family members now and thought it would be nice to share some of those ideas with you, in case you are thinking of committing to a full or partial handmade Christmas too.
Photo Coasters – My sister has 8 kids. That is another reason why it gets a little expensive. But it is a nice number if I were to make photo coasters for example. And so simple. A tile, a photo, some modge podge, slap a piece of felt on the back and you’re done.
Plant labels – Or for the niece and her partner who are suddenly very keen to discover their green thumb skills, some plant labels for their herb garden (which I am packaging up in a cute terracotta pot with some seedlings.
Grandkids Sign – For the mum who has everything – plus 11 grandkids (and another on the way), something she can change as they change and grow that she can have on display
Movie night – For my 14, 18 and 20 year old nephews, something not quite handmade but still DIY style to suit their interests, a movie night pack – which will include a voucher for the local cinema, microwave popcorn some other munchies plus for the 2 bigger boys, I had a bottle opener engraved with their names (for a massive $1 each).
Hair Accessory Holder – For my 2 youngest nieces who are almost 4 and almost 7, and happen to share a room, a pretty hair accessory holder like the ones I have previously made and have in my Etsy store, plus some handmade headbands and hair clips to add on.
Now to start thinking about everyone else. Younger nephews, dad, hubby and a few others. Suggestions welcome 😉
If you have decided to do a handmade Christmas this year, I would love to see what you will be making? Feel free to link up in the comments so I can pop over and visit. Also feel free to follow my DIY Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Contributors welcome 🙂