(Closed) Show off your homemade Christmas gifts/cards

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010


This is going to be a fun thread!  And this is kind of cheating because these are things I made last year, but I havne’t finished anything yet this year.


Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not doing much homemade stuff this year except food, but I did make this ornament for my Maid/Matron of Honor. It is her wedding invitation I cut up and put inside. 

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m making a TON of DIY stuff for Christmas gifts. Nothing is completely finished yet (well except for one invitation ornament) but here’s my list…

Decoupaged rocking horse for our niece : We purchased a nice wooden rocking horse from ebay and will be painting it and mod podging coordinating scrapbook paper onto it. It’s a big project but I think we can get it done.

“Booze Buckets”: The buckets will contain the receivers favorite liquor, DIY tile coasters that coordinate with their décor, chalkboard glasses & a small package of chalk (the base of the glass is dipped in chalk board paint so they can write on them and avoid glass mixups).

Ornament wreaths: I’m making these for my 3 girlfriends and my aunt who told me not to buy her anything for X-mas because she wants us to save our money. I can’t not give her a gift so the ornament wreath is a nice inexpensive alternative. My mom went through her ornaments and gave me 3 big boxes full. I’ll need to buy some more on my own but I expect each wreath to cost no more than a few bucks when it’s all said and done.

DIY etched pyrex dishes: Most of the women in our families will receive one of these with their last name etched onto it. If I’m feeling creative I may try to add some more pizzazz but as it stands right now, it will just be the last name. Sure fire way to make sure you get your dish back from a party!

DIY snow globes: I’m making these as a funky way to give gift cards. All it requires is a mason jar, some glue, glitter and Christmasy stuff. Pretty simple but hopefully they’ll have a big impact.

Tile “frames”: Instead of framing all of the pictures that we’re giving as gifts from our wedding, I’m going to mod podge them, along with scrapbook paper onto individual tiles, wrap them with coordinating ribbon and include a small easel to display them. Cheaper than buying a nice frame and they’re different so I think they’ll like them.

Framed letters for kids room: I’m making these for my friends kids (2 girls and 2 boys). The girls letters will be made out of different buttons in their favorite color or nursery color and the boys will be made out of crayons. I haven’t decided what I’m using for backing yet but if worse comes to worse, it’ll just be coordinating scrap book paper.

Wedding invite ornaments for our parents: I cut up our wedding invitation and slid the strips inside a glass ornament so that you could see the words through the glass. I tied a small leaf charm around the head and finished it off with brown ribbon.  

Yummy goodies (human): My Mother-In-Law, SIL & I do chocolate every year (actually, we’re doing it tomorrow). We make chocolate covered pretzels, oreos, bark, etc and decorate it. I make my dad and uncle a big tin of the chocolate every year and they love it. This year I’m going to make some more stuff on my own though. So far on the list are Oreo cookie balls, choc. chip cookie dough truffles, xmas pinwheel cookies, salted caramel, xmas coal (rice crispy treats with black food coloring) & peanut butter balls. They’ll each be packaged in their own baggies with DIY labels so that the receivers know what everything is.

Yummy goodies (dog): I found a recipe online for peanut butter dog treats so I’m going to try to make some. We have 3 fur brothers & 2 fur cousins so a baggie of treats and a small toy will be a nice xmas gift for each of them. 

I’ll post pictures of my creations as I complete them. I’m hoping to bang out a bunch of the less complex stuff this weekend. 

Post # 6
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@CorgiTales: That came out great. I just made one last night, too!

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