Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My "Handmade Gift Ideas" Pinterest board

Some owl hot packs I made last year
As most of my Christmas kitchen visitors know, I love to give handmade gifts -- for any occasion, but especially at Christmas.  So it's really no surprise that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to handmade gifts.  You'll find it here: Handmade Gift Ideas.  I've actually made a number of the items I've pinned, and have many more that I want to try.

I'm going to share a few links and pictures that might interest you and give you an idea of what's on my board.  Ready?  Prepare to be inspired!

Personal family gifts are so meaningful.  Here are some great ideas in that category:

This Family Recipe Album

Photo by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam is lovely, but you'll want to get started soon if you want to tackle anything like this!

Speaking of recipes, this idea -- Framed Family Recipes for kitchen decor  -- is a bit simpler project,
Photo by Tattered Style
 but could be extremely meaningful.  They are not actually hung by the ribbons (it just looks that way), but are held securely with hangers on the backs of the frames.   By Tattered Style.

I found the next one, perfect for families with young children, on Infarrantly Creative.  It's a guest post by Brooke of The Crafting Chicks: a Family Photo Go-Fish Game.

Photo by The Crafting Chicks
Looks like so much fun!

These Photo Tiles by My Family
Photo by My Family
 could be personalized for family OR friends and would make a thoughtful gift.

Just a few more!  These DIY Lap Desks by So Not Donna Reed
Photo by So Not Donna Reed

 are one of the most often re-pinned items on my board.  I love the idea of making one's own lap desk, but the thought of using an actual wooden board -- just not sure about that.  Seems like it might make the desk sort of heavy.  Still, as much as purchased lap desks cost ... I just might try it.

I love the thought of making one's own soap with all of the supplies easy to purchase now.  No scary lye or anything in this yummy-sounding Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

Photo by Raising Up Rubies
by Raising Up Rubies.

I've saved the best for last!  I am SO intrigued by this Gift Card Snow Globe by The Creative Mama that I have got to try making at least one this Christmas!

Photo from The Creative Mama
Is it not one of the cutest gifts you've ever seen?

Hope you are feeling inspired!  Make a list and get going on some handmade gifts!


  1. I feel very inspired! Thanks you for sharing all those good ideas!

  2. Terri,

    I'm so happy I could share some inspiration with you! Happy crafting!


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