My mother and grandmother would sit for hours crocheting. They made afghans, booties, hats, scarves – just about anything you can imagine.
My dad worked with wood. He loved to make furniture and kid’s toys. Anytime my mom needed a new set of shelves somewhere, she’d tell my dad, and within minutes, dad had the measurements and a rough sketch (which was all he ever needed to build something).
My wife loves to sew! She made the flower girl dresses for two different weddings last year. She also makes pillow cases, hairbows, and all kinds of other things. She also loves to bake cookies! (mental note: need more cookies)
I love to work with wood when I can, and I can knock out a paracord bracelet in no time. I also do some loom knitting.
What I’m getting at is, I greatly appreciate handmade things. I was raised around them, and I continue the tradition today. It makes me smile to see someone giving a handmade gift for Christmas (especially when it’s to me…lol), so I thought I would share with you all some very cool gift ideas for this handmade Christmas!
Colleen at Five Little Homesteaders made these cool little glass magnets. These are so cool, because my wife and I recently decided to start a magnet collection (hey, it’s a hobby…lol). We have some acrylic magnets kind of like these that came in a set with a small dry erase board, but it’s cool to know we can make our own (and it’s SUPER easy)!
Also, check out her post on making your own candles.
These stylish guinea feather earrings were made by Sarah from The Free Range Life. They have guinea fowl on their homestead, so they’re always picking up feathers. They just found some creative ways to use them.
Heather from Green Eggs & Goats uses these feathers in Christmas ornaments, too!
Chris at The Untrained Housewife has a great idea for making your own pure vanilla extract. It’s so easy and only requires 2 ingredients. No more chemicals, just vanilla flavoring!
How about some easy Homemade Hot Pepper Oil from Lesa at Better Hens and Gardens? This is another 2-ingredient make! If you know someone who loves a little spice kick to their food, this would be perfect!
Can you crochet? Then this one’s for you! Here’s a great tutorial from Timber Creek Farm for crocheted hand warmers!
Stylish for women, cute for little girls, and maybe even effective for men, too! Heck, if my hands were cold, I’d wear them!
…and to boot, she shows you how to make a Chanukah Menorah! She’s got it all covered over there!
Those are just a few great ideas for handmade Christmas gifts. Use your talents and your imagination and tell me what you can come up with!
Jonesing for a few more ideas?
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