Thursday, December 13, 2012
Gift Making Guide | Family Economics
By Cathe Holden
Handmade gifts have never been so popular and when you’re on a budget, making holiday gifts can often save families a lot of money. Just as most recipients would, I adore receiving handmade gifts. Even if you’re not a skilled crafter, you can create lovely gifts for the special people in your life by following easy, step-by-step instructions for homemade projects shared by crafty bloggers like yours truly!
I’ve put together a gift-making guide with quick links to some of my favorite, easy-to-make craft projects. To learn more about each, simply click on a photo. Most of these crafts can be made for under $10 and with the right supplies; all can be crafted in a day. I’ve divided them into categories of gifts for Her, Him, Teacher, Co-workers and Friends, and Stocking Stuffers.
GIFTS FOR HER
Blossom Penny Pendant, Apothecary Towels, Doily T-shirt
Book Boxes, Recipe Card Wreath, Family Necklace
Paper Tape, Food Linens, Vintage Book Planner
Business Card Holder, Bird Nest Pendant, Quilt Candles
GIFTS FOR HIM
Book Expanding File, T-shirt Scarf, iPod Case
Rice Heating Pad, Card Deck Art, Hand Painted Sign
Boxed Note Cards, Leather Key FOB, Luggage Tags
GIFTS FOR TEACHERS, CO-WORKERS & FRIENDS
Personalized Note Cards, Paper Hardware Boxes, Washi Tape Flowers
Wrapping Paper Tape, Stationery Set, Bookplates
Pocket Notebooks, Upcycled Notebooks, Card Fans
Gift Coupons, Growth Chart, Paper Tape & Stickers
Custom Pencils, People Notecards, Memory Game
Play Checks, Child Bookplates, Baby Fun
For even more gift making ideas, visit some of my favorite craft blogs:
Dollar Store Crafts
Mod Podge Rocks
Skip To My Lou
What type of gift will you be handcrafting this year?
Photos courtesy of Cathe Holden.