Well, here it is folks! My fourth and dare I say….final Simple Handmade Gift Ideas offering.
It IS the 21st people! Not all that much more time to make some of these amazing ideas from some equally amazing people! I present to you…Part Four.
This one makes me want to go drag my behemoth sewing machine out of the closet right now! I can’t stand how cute they are! Of course I have ALWAYS had a “thing” for play kitchens, play food, pretty much anything play cooking related. How cute would it be to give one or more to the little girl or boy who is getting a kitchen from Santa this year? :-)
Oh Mason Jars…how do I love thee…let me count the ways!
In a nutshell…it’s gluing strips of light-colored fabric to the inside of mason jars to make a lovely little votive.
I personally think they are just as cute WITHOUT a candle inside. Would be darling as a pencil/everything else holder in the kitchen or at your desk. Or how about as a jar to keep your make up brushes in in the bathroom??
Bottom line: Cute lit up….or not!
I personally would love to get a couple dozen of these as a gift! Maybe one dozen WITH a magnet….and another dozen WITHOUT. I use them all the time at home! Mostly in the kitchen …but this year I’m even hanging my Christmas cards up with them. :-) It would be nice to have some pretty ones like these!
The “geek” in me LOVES this! It’s a simply darling idea…that requires just a touch of geekiness. If you have Photoshop and know how to use it…you’re set! If not, I have no doubt all you craftsters out there could figure out another way to make this happen. I just couldn’t resist posting this idea…even though it might be a TINY bit outside the “Simple Handmade Gift” parameters. :-)
Go to her website and tell me what you think! How cute would these be on your fridge….or on Grandma’s fridge??
I don’t know if this one can technically be called “Handmade”…unless you count the fact that you are handing them out with your hands. lol.
But regardless, it’s still a cute idea and one that would be appreciated by any candy bar lover!
And besides….as it gets closer and closer to Christmas….the better and better these SUPER simple ideas become! :-)
Now, this one I’m not completely sure about…but it is certainly intriguing and THRIFTY!!
Make your own soap and package in a pretty way.
This veggie soap from DecorativeCountryLiving.com is ummm….interesting. But I love the packaging so much!
Along the same lines as the framed recipes in Simple Handmade Gifts – Part One, this simple idea involves printing out a nicely designed version of a favorite recipe and then framing it.
Think how happy Grandma or Aunt Tilly would be to see one of their prized recipe displayed so nicely.
This is perfect for the person you just can’t find the right gift for…no matter how hard you have tried! Or if you’ve just plain run out of time…like I have many times! In a pinch, you can make your own customized gift coupons or to make it REALLY easy on yourself….you print these out for free from JustSomethingIMade.com. The recipient can redeem them for anything YOUR heart desires to give…in the form of a coupon. :-)
OK….brainstorm with me here……….How about….dinner, a movie, babysitting, gardening, home improvement, chores, back rubs, projects, special dessert, a kiss, a hug, a board game of their choice, extended bed time (for kids), movie rental w/ the “works” (popcorn, pizza, soda, candy), a manicure, a haircut, a sleepover at Grandma’s, etc etc etc.
You get the idea. :-) LOTS of ways to go with this one.