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Any ideas for making handmade gifts for the holidays?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on May. 23, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • which holiday
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • I know its early but for Christmas for the family
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Handmade ornaments, ones that can be handed down.
    Buffie95

    Answer by Buffie95 at 11:01 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • you can bake cupcakes. they are only a dollar a box and they make a lot. You can make the cupcakes look like christmas tree ornaments

    Mommy2Mariah

    Answer by Mommy2Mariah at 12:25 AM on May. 24, 2009

  • A lot depends on how crafty you are. Do you sew? knit? crochet? paint? work with wood?
    Kids: I've made afghans, quilts, Barbie doll clothes & furniture, a plastic canvas farm and town for hot wheels cars, cartoon character pillows, nighties, pajamas
    Adult males: Quilts, shirts, flannel robes, flannel boxers, cross stitched pics of fave sports teams, etc., tins of fudge, even made a fishing pole rack out of wood one year!
    Adult females: afghans, quilted table runners, x-stitched bookmarks or sweatshirts, wooden curio cabinets, slippers, embroidered pillowcases, scented bath salts or soaps.
    I've also given baked goods baskets or sausage and cheese baskets, food gifts in a jar (cookie mix, muffin mix, soup mixes) and those go over very well with older adults.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 7:25 AM on May. 24, 2009

  • My ornament idea sounds rediculous now!!LOL. Those are some great ideas, wanna adopt a new family??
    Buffie95

    Answer by Buffie95 at 11:38 AM on May. 24, 2009

  • I made scented decorated gel candles personalized for each person (for instance if one rode a motorcycle i put a motorcycle in the candle) for my family one year and gave them all mini bundt lemon pound cakes. I didnt use regular wrapping paper but used brown mailing paper and used a very unique looking bow on each. They really loved them and said that it reminded them of a traditional Christmas.
    VaDivaMom

    Answer by VaDivaMom at 2:19 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • I've received baked good makings (ingredients) and then you add the egg and milk. Also, etched glasses that a friend etched herself. I like them.
    I like the ornament idea. When I was little my Mom's artist friend made exquisite ornaments out of blown eggs. They hung on the tree for 20 years before they all finally broke. Some of the prettiest ones we ever owned.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:46 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • I know for this year, I am doing the cookies in a jar. I'll give those to the neighbors and some co-workers. I make those fleece blankets for my new mommy friends, but they cost like $20 to make if you can get the fleece on sale. My family loves those.
    forevermom75

    Answer by forevermom75 at 2:47 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • I can think of a few ideas for you, personally gift baskets IMO are the best:
    here are some links for you:
    www.bhg.com/holidays/christmas/crafts

    diynetwork.com/diy/pac_ctnt_988_leader/text/0,,DIY_26336_64732,00.html

    www.become.com/handmade-christmas-gift?kd=7364829&tc=1

    familyfun.go.com/.../season/specialfeature/holiday_gifts_ms
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:54 PM on May. 26, 2009

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