Every year I try to make homemade gifts for some of the people on my list. Obviously, its not practical to make gifts for everyone, but I try to make them for the ones I know will appreciate it. This year I had to keep it super simple because I don’t have a ton of time. I usually have to start at the end of August to get this done but this year I didn’t get started early enough. I just wasn’t motivated until recently.
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This one is easy peasy and super fast. I crochet the top on a dish towel to make a hanging towel for the fridge or oven door. I also knit a little dish cloth. Paired with matching oven mitt, pot holder and yummy smelling candle, its a very inexpensive gift.
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I was thrilled to have the idea to make casts of Truett’s feet out of plaster of paris. I painted them white, covered with modge podge, painted “Merry Christmas 2013” on the back and drilled a hole for ribbon and
voila – an ornament!
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Another tree ornament I’ve made in the past are these pretty little balls. (There is no way to say that without it sounding wrong…) Its just fabric pinned onto a Styrofoam ball with ribbon (or lace) pinned around the circumference with a bow on top. No glue. No mess. And a fun little project. I love that they can be personalized with your favorite team colors or whatever.
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I wish I had a better picture of these pillows I made one year. The snowman and gingerbread man are cut out of felt. The wreath and Christmas tree are fabric. These were really fun to make but they took forever.
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I made this crazy quilt for the hubs one year. Its full size. And it too wayyyyyy too long!!!
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My grandma actually knit this afghan for me but I made one just like it for my MIL last year and failed to take a picture. I started in August and finished in December. I got so used to knitting every night I was almost sad when I finished!

       Those are my favorite gifts I’ve made in the recent years. I’m always looking for new, easy ideas!! Anyone else like to craft?

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