Less Noise, More Green: Week of Gift Giving Ideas, Day 6: Gifts for our Homes (and ourselves!)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Week of Gift Giving Ideas, Day 6: Gifts for our Homes (and ourselves!)













Today is the last day in the Week of Gift Giving Ideas Series and I hope you have found some useful ideas for homemade gifts. I want to wrap the week up with some great homemade decorating ideas, which are really gifts for ourselves and our families to enjoy. I also have some yummy holiday drink recipes. Any kind of hot chocolate is always a hit in our house!



I have included some photos of ornaments my kids have made over the years. I love putting these on the tree each year as they remind me of the time spent making them together. It is also a reminder of how fast they have grown up. Handmade is so meaningful.

To link to the tutorial for each craft, click on the title.  To see photos of the project and to see all the links at once, visit my Pinterest board titled Homemade Home for the Holidays.





Homemade Decorations

Felting is really simple and the resulting wool is very easy to cut and work with.

Felted Christmas Stockings
marthastewart.com

We start our advent calendar when we put our tree up, which this year is today!

Five Advent Calendar Ideas
barginblessings.com

Candle Centerpiece
infobarrel.com

Sock Snowmen
darkroomanddearly.com

Use pages from a book that is meaningful to you.

Books Page Christmas Ornament
snapcreativity.com


Pasta Angel - look at that crazy hair!


Gift for your Doggie
 
Squeak Doggie Bone Toy Tutorial
laura-griffin.com


Santa ornament made from a cut out of Art Girl's three year old hand.

Holiday Drink Recipes

Here's one just for the grown ups

Skinny Clementine Martini
shape.com

These are for everyone!

Candy Cane White Coconut Hot Chocolate
flouronmyface.com

Creamy Junior Peppermint Hot Chocolate
picky-palate.com

Peppermint-Eggnog Punch
bhg.com


Another pasta angel having a bad hair day.

If you missed any of the days in this series, here are the links:

Gift Ideas from Favorite Blogs

Homemade Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Homemade Gifts for Cooks

Homemade Gifts for Kids 

Homemade Gifts for the Hostess 

I'm sure you all have your own favorite homemade gift ideas, feel free to share in the comments.
Well, I'm off to put up our tree and enjoy an early Christmas celebration with family.

Happy gift making!

Sue



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