What I gifted in 2015: Christmas 2015
Handmade Hand Lotion (they loved this!) I ended up putting it in 4 oz. canning jars to gift. I do suggest adding the preservative for gifting too.
Make a Knitting Basket Christmas Tree Ornament
I made these with small baskets I purchased at our local dollar store. This year I cannot find them. However, Red Heart Yarn (online) now has a pattern to crochet a basket for this type of ornament ( free patterns: Crochet Basket Ornament and Knitted Basket Ornament ).
Handmade Christmas Tree ornaments (I have a few posts to give you ideas of what I made over several years).
Instructions on how to make a plastic canvas Santa money holder
Crocheted cup cozies, cup coasters or placemats (or sets)
(Photograph: cup coaster)
Embroidered flour sack towels or cloth napkins
Framed embroidered fabric with fun sayings
Crocheted "rosebud" dish scrubbies
Pattern for this scrubbie is found in Mary Jane Butters book: Mary Jane's Stitching Room
(I gifted this bookmark to Mary Jane Butters on her birthday one year. Not sure if she ever received it though.)
Bookmarks made with recycled stamps.
These bookmarks were fun to make and I gifted these one year too.
Handmade note cards
(use photos, fabric, wallpaper etc.)
Gifts I made Christmas 2012 - homemade jelly, granola, handmade ornaments. I may have put some crocheted dishcloths in those too. I recycled wooden clementine boxes.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Homemade Taco Mix, with a recipe for a salsa dip included
(I recycled baby food jars, painted the lids, and included a handmade magnet on top of each lid made from a recycled bottle cap embellished with crochet).
Crocheted Soap Saver Bags
Homemade Goat's Milk Soap (or any homemade soap)
Anything home canned/dried
Home grown popcorn
Cross-stitched bread basket covers
Handmade accessories: purses, belts, tote bags, hair clips
Live plants - such as an Aloe plant
Homemade garlic, onion, or hot pepper powders
Herbal Infused honey
Homemade healing salves
Herbal drawer/closet sachets
Flower seeds from your garden
Print up a family favorite recipe cookbook
Handmade rugs, mud rugs, or blankets
More Ideas at: S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot
Please share any more ideas!
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