Holly, my bff from way back in high school (who is also 42 btw) asked on her blog to give ideas of Christmas ideas that were home made. I posted a couple of days ago the candle holders I made using my cricut and glass etching cream. Here are some other items I made this year.
This is a Woodland Santa creation. It is made using scraps of material and cutting them out (from a pattern) and piecing them together with wonder under. I stitched around each piece, then framed it.
These are just large candy bars I purchased and then, using paper, made them look like a Santa body. Presentation is everything!
Here are some items I ordered from Arts Cow with photos I've taken all year. There is a hard back book, and a photo calendar. The scrapbook (which I purchased separately), then made some very simple pages with scrapbook materials for pictures of the boys.
These items I did not make, but put together for a themed gift basket. I love giving and receiving these. This is for the ultimate popcorn lover! It has 3 kinds of popcorn salt, popcorn (of course), special popcorn oil from Sam's Club, a couple of big bowls, and just for kicks, I threw in a cute dishtowel and pot holder that looks like a gingerbread man. I put them all in a big bucket that would be great for icing down drinks for a party.
Please share your great gift ideas! I'm always on the look out for creative gifts to give and fun ways to give them!