This is usually the time of year when I start to make homemade gifts to give for the holidays. This year I will be making flavored salts, popcorn seasonings, and my ever famous Chex Mix. As for non-food items, I love to make keepsake ornaments.
I hopped on Pinterest to see if there were other things I might be inspired to make that friends and family would appreciate. I wanted to find things that were easy to make, with materials I may already have at home. Most are super easy for the whole family to make. Here is what I found and hopefully you’ll be inspired to make some lovely gifts to give!
Not only does this potpourri look beautiful, it smells delicious! You can use all kinds of fruit and spices in your mix and either dry the fruit in your oven or in a dehydrator. Find a lovely jar with a lid, use some twine or ribbon, make a tag, and voilà! You have a lovely homemade gift!
Life is so stressful these days, why not make something that everyone can use?! This website gives you step-by-step instructions on making them and even for a novice seamstress like me, they are easy to make! Add your favorite essential oil and you have a wonderfully sweet and practical gift!
As I said above, I love to make ornaments to give as gifts. A simple recipe of water, cornstarch, and baking soda makes the clay, and you add the designs and a ribbon! The recipe is near the bottom of the page! You can also find a salt dough recipes here.
If you are like most crafters, you have all kinds of empty jars laying around the house! What a great to use all your jars and make a simple, yet elegant candle holder! I’ve made these! They are super easy and really do look lovely!
Make these simple bath bombs using mini muffin or tart tins as molds! Make them in your favorite colors with your favorite essential oils! And because I always like to support local businesses, you can take a virtual bath bomb making class from Moonlight Makes for step-by-step instructions!
I have made many tin ornaments and I love these! Clare Youngs is a phenomenal artist and you can use her patterns! Of course, you can use any pattern, like hearts, butterflies, etc. Have fun making these very festive ornaments!