If you’re thinking about making a few homemade gifts this year…or just want to make something for yourself, here are some ideas and some sites I’ve stumbled upon-
Bath and Body Items
You know I’m a big fan of Woman’s World magazine and oftentimes they have ideas for making spa products at home. Check out the December 12th issue because they have lots of ideas like strawberry bath bombs. An added plus is you can e-mail the magazine and they’ll e-mail you some labels you can use on any of the homemade products.
More Homemade Spa Goodies
I saw this one last month and knew I had to bookmark it. Everything looks so good and something on my to do list for the New Year for myself-
For those of you remember me being featured a few years ago in the article about reusing items during the holidays you’ll know I keep gift bags every year. I can’t remember the last time I threw one away. However, if you want one that will last just about forever, check out this article about making your own-
Gifts Made By Children
Kids love making crafts anytime of the year but especially during the holidays and here’s a site with plenty of good ideas-
Place Setting Goodies
Here’s something I’ve been putting together for years and I place one on each person’s plate during a holiday meal. All it takes is some netting, some mini chocolate bars and twine. They’re also great for attaching to holiday cards or take home gifts for guests.
I love padded hangers for sweaters and dresses but they can be pricey so I came up with my own. All you need are some wood or plastic hangers, some poly fill, leftover material…and if you want them to smell nice too, add some dried herbs, like lavendar. Anyone can make them. All you do is wrap the poly fill around the hanger with some of the herbs, then cut enough material to wrap around it and sew the sides together. Great as a gift or to keep yourself.
More Gift Ideas
And check out this article…yes, yours truly is mentioned with a soup recipe-
Who doesn’t love to get something good to eat anytime of the year-
Another one of my favorite magazines is All You and this link takes you to a selection of holiday treats like reindeer cookies…they all look fun to make!