{A Handmade Holiday} Easy Gift Ideas

As you know, we are teaching not one, but two Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University courses this year.  And we are attempting to pay off our house early and save up for a new car.  So.  Needless to say, not only are we watching every penny, but we are teaching all of our FPU “students” to do the same thing.  And everyone knows that Christmas gifts are about giving from the heart….not just stuff.

So, I thought maybe I’d share some of my research with you for some of my gift giving ideas this Christmas.  I was looking for handmade items that don’t cost much and don’t take a ton of time to make, but will make the recipient smile and appreciate the time it took to think of them.  Please do me a favor and click on the source below each picture to go to that individual’s website to see the tutorials and more information.  And as always, if you are going to pin anything, please pin from the source’s website, not mine. Thanks!

7 Ideas for a Handmade Holiday from Palmettos and Pigtails

I actually had the kids make a version of this wreath a couple of years ago for grandparents.  I didn’t even use a wreath form {as the site suggests}, but just glued the paper circles to each other.  BIG hit!  Really, anything with your kids’ cute mugs on it will be a hit with grandparents!!

Source: Parents.com

The next tutorial is a little more involved, but something I’ve always wanted to learn how to do.  I love “old” looking signs with Bible verses or old hymns on them.

Source: Saved By Love Creations

For the Little in your life, this is the perfect “busy box” for car rides or doctor’s office waiting rooms.  And all it is, is photos printed on magnet paper and an old Altoid tin!


Source: Palmettos and Pigtails

Everyone can use a new monogrammed door hanger.  And this one is so easy and cheap, anyone could make it.  Swap out the ribbon and it could be great for spring, fall or Christmas.

Source: Design, Dining, and Diapers

This next one is one is perfect for the coffee/tea lover in your life…and if you can draw dots, you can make it!

Source: A Beautiful Mess

And if you are looking to revamp a bigger {and/or uglier} gift that you perhaps got at a yardsale, check out this tutorial for spray painting plastic and covering with fabric and vinyl for a new-to-you look.

Source: Caroline’s Crafty Corner

And finally, here’s my tutorial from last Christmas for a Canvas heart garland….great for on the tree at Christmas, or as mantle decoration at Valentine’s Day….or any day!  Does require some very simple sewing!

7 Ideas for a Handmade Holiday-Holiday Heart Garland from Palmettos and Pigtails

Source: Palmettos and Pigtails

Hopefully I gave you some ideas to make for your family and friends this Christmas!

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