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Homemade Christmas Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts - Christmas Gifts That Can be Made at Home

What will you be giving the people you love for Christmas this year?

Store brand gifts, you can give everyone, like cookies in a round tin, truffles or bath items. For those dearest to your heart, a gift of jewelry is always nice.

What do you do if you don't have any money?

Nothing is more personal than home made Christmas gifts. When you create a gift with your own hands and heart, nothing makes a greater gift for those you love.

Here are some ideas for fairly simple Christmas gifts you can make.

Number 1. Someone else's trash might be a treasure to you. Look in the attic for junk you can turn into beautiful gifts. Do you know where to find beads no one wants? What about those 70's bead curtains that people don't use today? What about Christmas ornaments from long ago that don't fit in on your modern Christmas tree? Purchase a piece of elastic. Get out your scissors and carefully remove the beads from the curtains. Save beads from old necklaces, bead curtains and loose beads, then mix them up and put them together in new and fun combinations. String the beads on elastic thread for unique bracelets to use for gifts for the girls in your life, both young and old.

Number 2. Consider how much time you have to create the present. Do you know how to knit? Are you able to sew? You could make a cross stitch picture on a square piece of canvas and then sew it to a cushion cover, but only do this if you are a very patient person and have lots of free time on your hands. Begin with a pattern you know the recipient would enjoy and get started. Depending on how much time you have and your skill level, you could knit scarves or sweaters.

Number 3. Would you prefer to work with wood? A magazine rack would be great, if you are able to make it. If you're not up for that challenge, it might be easier to make a photo frame. You can create an easy picture frame with just two pieces of plywood and a saw, which can hold a photo of a special memory.

Number 4. Recollections of the past are priceless. How about a book of memories for those you love? Take a journal and let your imagination and artistic side go wild. Glue pictures on each page that bring back important memories for the recipient. Write a caption on every page about the event, then decorate it the best you can.

Number 5. Homemade food gifts for Christmas are always well received and you can make them yourself in your kitchen. Gather up your family recipes for Christmas cookies, fruitcakes or brownies. Christmas gifts containing cookies are popular with both old and young. Get some air-tight containers and fill them with several types of cookies for yummy Christmas gifts. Use cookie cutters to cut them into festive shapes like Christmas trees, snowmen, angels or whatever else you like. You'll need baking equipment and recipes to make the cookies, then jars to put the baked cookies in.

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