Friday, November 30, 2018

A Handmade Christmas... Ideas for Your Christmas List



I know it's getting late, but there's still time for handmade Christmas gifts. Here are some ideas to help, especially if money is tight. 

Homemade Gift Ideas

Paper Craft
~ decorated recipe cards (could add recipes and ingredients)
~ homemade greeting cards
~ scrapbook

From the Needles
~ tribbles
dishcloths
apron
mittens
~ doll clothes
~ skirt
tablet stand
~ camera bean bag
~ key chain
~ Christmas stockings
~ hair baubles
casserole hot pad
~ drawstring bags
~ kitchen curtains
~ tote bag
~ pillow cases
ornaments
~ crocheted twisty hair ribbons
tea towels
doilies
pacifier clip
earbud pouch
baby bib
~ tea wallet
pin cushion
shawl
slippers
~ socks
cape
~ camera strap
~ Bible cover
mug rug
~ tissue holder

Crafted
~ strap for guitar
~ ornaments
~ magnets
~ candles
~ soap
~ coasters

From the Kitchen
~ cookies
~ homemade vanilla
~ recipe scrapbook with photos or on large cards
~ bread
~ quick breads
candy
~ homemade mixes
~ Clementines in a pretty gallon jar
~ jam

Acts of Service
~ all clothes ironed
~ clean out car
~ babysitting


Be creative! Your imagination and ingenuity can make a thrifty budget stretch far!

Happy Christmasing!
Blessings,
Laura 

24 comments:

  1. So many wonderful ideas, my friend!
    I especially like the gifts of service, as I had not thought of those.
    Blessings to you during this beautiful season!

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    1. Why thank you Billie Jo!
      Between my surgery and my charity knitting, I am behind with gift making. Believe it or not, all I've done so far is work on knitting a hat for my youngest. Money's tight this year, and I'll just have to wait and see what we can do closer to Christmas. Not to worry. God always provides, and I am gearing up to do a bit of Kringling (making stuff with what I have). I hope you have the most wonderful season. Will you get to see all of your children this year?
      Hugs,
      Laura

      P.S. I'll stop by for a visit soon.

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  2. All awesome ideas my friend! I am making hats and scarves for some ladies at church and sewing crosses on some church linens for use after Christmas. Blessings!

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    1. Dear Michelle,
      You seem so much happier since you've joined your church. I'm so glad.
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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    2. I was thinking about you today, Michelle. Glad to see a comment from you. Hope you, your Jack and dear Sylvia Joy are well.

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  3. These are such great ideas! I'm planning on doing homemade gifts because of our financial situation. I did an online ornament exchange recently and made an ornament out of items I have here at home. Most of the items I had came from Dollar Tree. Thank you for posting. Have a good weekend!

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    1. ​Hello Regina dear,
      May God bring you strength, grace, peace, and the ability to do all you need to do.
      Hugs,
      Laura​

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  4. Some wonderful creative ideas, Laura. My finances are tight this year so I will be making presents as well.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I do have lots of things on hand, so it helps. It's going to be a simple Christmas for us. I was slow about recovering from my last surgery, and the knitting I've done so far has been for charity primarily. It's okay. My kids are now young adults. They understand.
      Be blessed!
      Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  5. Great ideas! I love food gifts. Not many people bake anymore, so they are even more special now.

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    1. You are so right Penny. Monday morning I'm making snowballs for a cookie exchange on Monday afternoon.
      Here's the recipe I use from the Homesteading Homemaker. Her blog was one of the first I ever read many years ago.

      http://homesteadinghomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/12/homestead-holidays-snowball-cookies.html

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  6. This is a terrific list! How thoughtful of you to put together a list like this for your readers! I love making gifts, and also love to receive homemade gifts from family. I will have to try the tribble pattern soon! : )

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    1. I love making homemade gifts, too. I really like making and using tribbles. Great little scrubbies and great for gifts, too!
      Happy Kringling!
      Laura

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  7. I LOVE this list of ideas. It's great gift ideas for this year and years to come! Thanks for sharing Laura :)

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    1. You're welcome. I want to use it to make gifts for next year. I'm knitting a hat for my youngest right now.

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  8. This is a wonderful list! We found a great deal on bottles of real maple syrup a few months ago so I am going to make my homemade pancake mix which is way better than a store bought mix and include a bottle of the syrup. I would like to receive such a gift so I hope others enjoy it too.

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    1. That is a truly awesome idea! This is one of our favorite Christmas ideas that we used a few years ago. Breakfast in a Bag!
      http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-breakfast-in-bag-gift.html
      ​Be blessed!
      Laura​

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  9. Such wonderful ideas that I have made a note of for next year and my gift cupboard. I am thankful that I have my gifts completed for this year. Such a wonderful season.

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    1. Thank you Mama! You are really ready! That's awesome. I'm knitting away as I can. Here just a few weeks before Christmas, I've had a couple family members wish for hats. Not sure if I can order the supplies and make them in time. We shall see!
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  10. These are all wonderful ideas!!

    God bless you!

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    1. Thank you Mrs. White. I know you like to make gifts also. Have a wonderful Christmas season.
      Hugs to you!
      Laura

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