Monday, December 13, 2010

Homemade gifts 2010

This year I decided to give only homemade gifts to my family. It is something I strive to do almost every year and fail miserably at.

Having no siblings my cousins became very important to me growing up. I have nine cousins and seven of them receive gifts from me. All together they have eleven children and nine of them receive gifts from my children.

My parents, aunts and uncles count a total of eight people, but only four gifts as only my parents get one gift each and my aunt and uncles get couples gifts.

So all together I needed to make 20 gifts, I almost made it.

So sorry about the quality of my pictures.

Kitchen towels and Potholders

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These towels and potholders were a fast project that ended up being my most expensive one, but it is the one that I am the most happy with. The fabric just makes me so happy. I just wish my hubby would let me use all those colors in my kitchen.

For all my cousins.

Post it holder, Clothes pin, Clip board, Drawing box

CIMG3431 These Post it holders are so easy and inexpensive to make and I think I all together made about 20 of them. I gave some to my cousins and some to my ladies at my MOPS table, some to my aunts and uncles and one to my dad.

I was able to find post its for only 50 cents a block and each holder ended up costing 1 dollar each.

CIMG3334These clothes pins were so easy to make and on a couple I put magnets for them to be able to hang somewhere and some I left as is so they can stand holding a picture or the likes.

They were quite reasonable priced to make. Altogether about 3 dollar a piece.

CIMG3335 These clip boards where a tutorial I found here at Controlling My Chaos.

Only $2 a piece as the clipboards were a Dollarstore find and the paper is only about a dollar.


For the youngest kids I bought the smallest tin boxes I could find and converted them into little drawing boxes. I kept one for my oldest daughter and she loves it. It is so handy to just keep in my bag for those boring times at the doctors office when she has nothing to do.

CIMG3477 The paper is just ordinary copy paper that I cut to the right size and what was expensive here is the Crayola Twistables that I bought, but they were just to cool to pass.

For some of my cousins kids.

I didn’t get all the way to 20 as I found it hard to make anything for teenage boys, but that was only four and I am really happy about making it to 16 this year.

Right now I am working on a playhouse for my girls and I hope I will be able to finish it before Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.


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Jaime said...

Loved the clipboards!!! :)

Sandy Ang said...

Love these cute gift ideas. You're so creative in taking something simple and dressing them up wonderfully with pretty paper !

Kristen @ said...

ah this was my plan this year, I didn't quite get there! I need to start earlier!! If you have a chance come link up today @ ladybug blessings handmade tuesdays.

Atif said...

i love these cute gifts card.i am impressed by clipboards card.

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