Handmade Gifts – Our Favorite!!

One of our family’s favorite holiday activities is making handmade gifts for our friends and family. The kids get in on the action and we create handmade tokens of our love. Here’s a few that we’ve done this year as well as a few that I want to do.

I made these fingerless mittens for the mom of one of the girls in Kylie’s dance class. I thought it would be perfect since she works at a toll booth and the weather has been so cold! I found a really easy tutorial at Ruffles and Stuff.

This picture is from Skip to My Lou, one of my favorite places for craft ideas! I hope ours look this perfect! We are making cookies in a jar for friends at church and teachers. They are also really easy for the kids to get in on making. My girls do all the measuring when we do these, and they cut out and tape on the labels too. You can download the recipe and labels for this one from Skip to My Lou here.

Here’s a FREE E-book with lots more ideas for gifts in a jar! Just click on the picture above.

The kids had a blast making these clay keychains from FamilyFun.com. I actually saw them in the magazine several months back and tore out the page to save for Christmas. They were super easy and we used all sorts of colors and stamps to make them. We had ones with flowers, hearts, initials, and even verses. Just make sure that you put the hole close enough to the edge and that the key chain is not too thick for the jump ring to get around.

I just saw this tutorial at Skip to My Lou this morning. These tea towel aprons are fast and easy and they make great gifts. I am tempted to try and whip a few together this week! :)

Want more handmade gift ides? Check out Skip to My Lou’s Handmade Gift Guide! It’s packed with ideas for all kinds of gifts including tutorials for fabric luggage tags, decorated clip boards, a tutorial for a really cute hat and scarf you can make from an old sweater, notepads (ingenious and definitely getting tried at our house), coasters (I really wanna try this one!), a juice pouch pencil bag, and so much more!

So create a gift from the heart this holiday!


  1. Great ideas! Just tweeted the link too.

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