Help…SO would like something handmade from me for christmas! Ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@katiecat08:  Im making mine a “Story of us” book. Im taking pictures of things/places that have special moments that we had and putting them in a kind of timelined book. I have sooo many pictures to go take to get started but i know he is really going to appreciate it!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This would be fun (if he’s a beer drinker) just because he asked for something homemade

******May try to make this for my husbands birthday!*****DIY Beer Can Cake!

a Beer Can Cake!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A packet of Date night envelopes- planned and paid for

DIY Gift of 12 Planned and Paid Monthly Date Nights in Envelopes for the Year

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Frame a pic of the two of you and every day write a message “I Love you because…” with a dry erase marker.

DIY Fathers Day or Anniversary Gift for husband. Daily reminder of why I love him. Spray painted an old (repurposed) picture frame, printed 8x10 picture, cut "I love you because..." on vinyl with my cricut. Place vinyl on glass and use a dry erase marker to write daily love messages. Super-easy and a great daily affirmation of my love for him. Would be great to make for kids too!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@katiecat08:  The above suggestions are really good. I’d most likely go with a scrapbook of some sort. SO & I are “stuff” collectors… we have wine corks from special dinners, shells from trips to the beach, party favors from special events… to get rid of the clutter, I bought small 5×7 shadow box frames. I’m printing pictures of us on those special occassions/trips & putting the “stuff” in the appropriate frame. We’ll hang them together in our home. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I cook for mine! There is nothing he loves quite like dessert!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve made my SO a journal of “us” but that took a really long time. I was into journaling for a while, so just wrote in one every day about things I thought about that involved us, and added some pictures.

I’ve done a “reasons why I love you” on a deck of cards for him. I’ve made clay zombies for him, paintings for him (last year, I drew him out as a super hero and had it printed as a huge thing to be framed – he loved that!), etched shot glasses, made him peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes.. this year I’m making him a Green Lantern quilt for his birthday (which isn’t long after Christmas)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Well, I’m knitting my DH a sweater this year, but that’s kind of ambitious, even for someone with years of knitting experience.

In the past, I’ve made him pajama pants (as long as you have access to a sewing machine, pajama pants are a REALLY easy thing to sew, good beginner project) stuffed toys, and a coupon book.  “Good for 10 kisses”, stuff like that ;D

Is he in to sports?  There are no-sewing-required ways to make yards of fleece in to a handmade blanket, and you could use a fabric that has his favorite team’s logo on it.

But if you just want to make one thing (I like the ‘lots of little things’ route, so my ideas tend to go that way), I really like the ones suggested above.

Oh!  Does he have a sweet tooth?  Chocolate candies are pretty easy to make.  You can get melting chocolate & molds & decorations & boxes at the craft store.  And it makes for a pretty fun afternoon!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My FI had a family Advent calendar growing up that was in the shape of a Christmas tree–basically you hang an ornament each day counting down to Christmas. Last year I made him one for our family! I cut a Christmas tree shape out of felt, sewed it to a larger rectangular piece of felt, then sewed on buttons to hang the ornaments. Then I looked online for inspiration and sewed 24 little felt ornaments. It’s really cute, and it was pretty easy, though time-consuming!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I might have to steal the photo on wood idea.. Definitely bookmarking it!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@katiecat08:  I started knitting mine a scarf. I taught myself how to do the basic knitting stitches relatively quickly using youtube. I didn’t find it hard at all to learn how, and if you get a thick yarn and a simple design it should knit up relatively quickly!

@UsagiTsukino: Wow, sweaters are a huge undertaking! Good for you!

I’ve had a friend experience the “sweater curse” after he presented his girlfriend with a hand-knitted sweater. I’m certainly not trying to imply anything about your relationship, but that superstition has interested me from the moment he told me that it is a real superstition within the knitting community. I think he found it by googling after his ex broke up with him. See this link if you don’t know what I’m referring to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_curse

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MissMarple:  I’ve heard of the ‘sweater curse’ before, but when I heard it, it was that you shouldn’t knit a sweater (or any large/fitted item) for a SO before you get married.  The idea being that if you don’t finish before the breakup, you can’t finish the project for yourself or give it to someone else. Since we’re past the wedding I figured we’re safe, LOL!

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