A Handmade Christmas

There's still time to hand make gifts for Christmas!


Several of the following projects can be finished in a couple of hours while you're watching a holiday movie.  Some can be done by your kids or with their help.  All are useful or will be used up, so they won't contribute to anyone's clutter.





For the family

  • Using large needles and chunky yarn, knit or crochet a cozy throw.  If you're not sure of an appropriate color, choose ivory.



For her

  • Knit or crochet a soft and cozy scarf or shawl with variegated Red Heart Unforgettable yarn.
  • Embellish a sweatshirt (there are hundreds more ideas online).
  • Make a laminated bookmark with your own art, a poem, dried flowers, or even embroidery.  Give it along with a favorite book. 



For him

  • Make a plate of brownies or fudge.
  • Mix a batch of barbecue rub (which can also be used for indoor grilling or oven roasting).



For kids

  • Knit or crochet a warm hat in chunky Premier Sweet Roll yarn.
  • Use scrapbook supplies to embellish a plain notebook for a personalized journal.  Include a pack of gel pens with your gift.
  • Paint a rock, or a family of rocks.  Put together a kit so they can paint their own.
  • Pack a dress-up kit in an old suitcase.  Visit a thrift store (or your own closet) for items such as costume jewelry, scarves or bandanas, a tutu, a plastic tiara, an old white dress shirt, an old leather vest, an eye patch, hats, a plastic sword, a black cape, a wand, old sunglasses, a belt, a feather boa, an apron, purses and play money, an old lace tablecloth, whatever you can find that seems fun!


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We give gifts to show our love, right?  Making a gift with time and care adds even more value for your recipient.  So get creative today! 






Updated November 2022

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