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Homemade Holiday Gifts

Posted about 14 days ago by Jozlyn H

I got the idea for this post from my own family. Every year, we draw names in November for holiday gifts. Whichever person you get, you are to create a gift for without spending any money. Now, because I am a minimalist by nature, this is difficult, but I can still find excellent things for cheap and turn them into something fun, silly, disturbing, useless, or whatever suits the person I drew for. One year, I made my little brother a sock monkey. His name was “Big Show” and he still dances around my parents’ kitchen at Christmas time in an alarming manner because he is so unsightly. Even though Big Show is not a cute or finely crafted sock monkey, my brother, now grown, still loves and cherishes this gift that I made for him out of a pair of socks from Target and some pillow stuffing.

Make beautiful memories this holiday season by not spending lots of money, but by making memorable, conversation starting, lovely things for your family. Not only is this a great way to save money, but it also is a great way to reuse and recycle items you have at home! Get creative and substitute things the “recipe” calls for with things you already have.

Inspire Yourself and Your Family:

Cover of What is Given from the Heart What is Given from the Heart

Here are some books to get you started.

Cover of Make & Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day Make & Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Cover of 101 Great Gifts from Kids: Fabulous Gifts Every Child Can Make 101 Great Gifts from Kids: Fabulous Gifts Every Child Can Make
Cover of 12 days of Christmas With Six Sisters' Stuff: 144 Ideas for Traditions, Homemade Gifts, Recipes, and More 12 days of Christmas With Six Sisters' Stuff: 144 Ideas for Traditions, Homemade Gifts, Recipes, and More
Cover of Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving & Entertaining Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving & Entertaining
Cover of The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life
Cover of DIY Papercrafts DIY Papercrafts
Cover of DIY Crafts & Projects for Your Instant Pot: Lip Balm, Tie-Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Ideas! DIY Crafts & Projects for Your Instant Pot: Lip Balm, Tie-Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Ideas!
Cover of Gifts in Jars: Homemade Cookie Mixes, Soup Mixes, Candles, Lotions, Teas, and More Gifts in Jars: Homemade Cookie Mixes, Soup Mixes, Candles, Lotions, Teas, and More
Cover of Make Your Own Gifts: 52 Year-Round Presents All Wrapped Up Make Your Own Gifts: 52 Year-Round Presents All Wrapped Up
Cover of DIY Mason Jars: 35 Creative Crafts and Projects for the Classic Container DIY Mason Jars: 35 Creative Crafts and Projects for the Classic Container
Cover of Recycled Crafts Box Recycled Crafts Box
Cover of Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids

You can also check out this amazing digital resource for more craft ideas!

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for, this is “Big Show”.

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