(Closed) Are you making gifts this year?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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nambi_pambi:  I’m only making one thing and even that is only being partially done by me. I bought my nephews a family membership to Science World, so I also bought them a science kit for something physical to open on Christmas Day. It has 10 experiements that their mother can supervise.

The DIY part is that I am making the three of them lab coats out of mens’ white shirts and embroidering their names.

DIY Kids Lab Coat from Men's Shirt

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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nambi_pambi:  Yup! We make a ton of our Christmas gifts. On my FIs side we draw names with his siblings and do all homemade gifts. It’s awesome.

Some of the things I’m making/have made:

– Baked goods. Everyone loves these. This year I’m making lemon loafs!

– We made apple sauce and blueberry jam (we picked the apples and blueberries!)

– I made mugs with ceramic pens from Michaels

– Wooden ornaments (I added ribbons as ties)

This year I’m going to try my hand at making flavours liquors too! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck! Making gifts is fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I made truffles. That’s all, lol. Ooh, and cross stitch.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I made these chocolate biscuit cake puddings last year. In the process of making them at the mo. They’re very easy and go down a treat ๐Ÿ™‚

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

yup. bunches.

for our friends, we made the (Italian) family “Sunday gravy” recipe. We filled 16oz mason jars with sauce and bought a bag of nicer pasta. I’ll tie them together with green ribbon. Pretty cheap and won’t take up space, but isn’t baked goods. I’m pretty proud of this idea. ๐Ÿ˜€

for my SIL, I’m going to make some Christmas ornaments…a scrabble tiles crossword of her and her husband’s names and some white clay with gold accent ones.

for my mom, I’m going to make another set of white clay and gold Christmas ornaments. (She bought me a new ornament every year growing up, so when I moved out, I had enough to decorate a whole tree.)

for my in-laws, who are traveling ON Christmas to SIL’s house, I am going to make stockings and put little things in them so they have a little bit of homeyness while they’re traveling. (I made both mine and my husband’s stockings, so I’ll just use those as a pattern.)

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