Asked on Oct 15, 2020

Diy crafts/gifts?

BetsyLauren of Mom Home GuideMichelle Leslie


share what your favorite crafts and gifts to make especially for Christmas

i have started making my own Christmas cards instead of store bought

I’m always looking for something new and different to make and give

seems like I’ve done it all lol

18 answers
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 16, 2020

    These ornaments/gift embellishments are easy to create, lightweight to mail, and ribbon is readily available at various price points.

  • Flipturn
    on Oct 16, 2020

    These colorful felt candy ornaments are always calorie-free!

  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 16, 2020

    Hello Peggy,

    How about a Promise! A Promise is something they can retrieve from you during the year. You could promise to: Make a Cake, Baby Sit, Iron, Style their hair, Repair something, Garden, Arrange flowers etc. depends on your skill set! Use a toilet roll centre, cover or paint and decorate it. Push in the ends to make a box. Place your promise inside and tie with a bow and a label of explanation. Hope that idea is of help!

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Oct 16, 2020

    I love making homemade ornaments for friends and family for Christmas.

  • Mogie
    on Oct 16, 2020

    Many years ago I found a kit in a hobby shop where you filled a metal frame with plastic pieces. This was placed in the oven. It made about a dozen tree ornaments. If you scroll down to their best seller (Melissa and Doug's Stained Glass Ornaments that is VERY close to what I used.

  • Michelle Leslie
    on Oct 17, 2020

    Hi Peggy, one of my favorites is this beaded star. It's quick and easy

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on Oct 18, 2020

    If you are creative, you can make custom art for them. My neighbor gifted me with a large rustic monogram for my home (on wood) and I love it:

  • Betsy
    on Oct 19, 2020

    Hi Peggy: One thing I do every year is to make reindeer candy canes. First, get some candy canes. Leave the paper on, glue on a tiny pompom for a nose on the short end, 2 googly eyes 1/2 way down the short curve end, bend a pipe cleaner (do they still call them that?) in half, and twist and glue at the top of the curve and then bend them to look like antlers, glue on a small piece of ribbon where the neck would be, making an X and that's it. Love to make these :)

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