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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

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This year, I decided to spend a little more time doing homemade Christmas gifts for my children.  I feel like it makes things more meaningful, plus it saves a lot of money.  I have seen so many cute ideas online of things that I am considering making.  I don’t have time to do it all!!!   Here are some of the fun things I am working on:

Homemade Barbie clothes.  I started doing these today & they are really simple to make.  I found this amazing website with so many great ideas & tutorials of how to make barbie clothes.

Homemade lip gloss– Super simple with vaseline and kool-aid. Can’t wait to try this out!

Bath Fizzies– I think both of my kids would have fun with this…

A Fort Kit– my son really loves making forts.  I think this will be perfect for him.  It includes clothes pins, clamps, rope, 2 flat sheets, a flash light, some suction cups, and a carrying bag.  How fun is this?

Treasure Soap:  Make soap in little molds and drop toys into it.  They eventually get the toys out if they wash their hands really well!  I am thinking of getting one of those little bags of mini animals at the dollar store to put into the soap.  I can also do this for my daughter with little rings or bracelets or something.

Homemade Hopscotch & Tic-Tac Toe mats.  I love this idea with a double sided mat.

A taggie blankie– I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time.  So sweet!

A hollow book for my son to hide treasures in.

A few other tings I am thinking about:

Photo albums- we never print our pictures, so I am going to make a photo album for each of my kids.
Homemade jewelry
Fleece blankets, scarves & hats
Homemade purse
A little sewing kit for my daughter
Homemade candies

Hope this helps some of you!

I am still deciding & would love any fabulous ideas that you may have.  What are you making for your kids this year??

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  1. hello. i love to make my kids and family christmas gifts! this year some of the things on my list are: for my 6 year old daughter – a book caddy to hang by her bed to keep books in, library tote, on-the-go art case, drawstring pouches and a wrist wallet. for my 4 year old son – felt car play mat, library tote, spinny speller, drawstring pouches, lego table, sandwich cozy. for my 3 year old daughter – fishing hole game, baby doll diapers out of felt, felt food and a felt stove with oven to fit over a small table, card table house, library tote, felt camera, felt make-up, felt flashcards. happy holidays!

  2. The homemade lip gloss idea looks cute.
    Last year my three kids helped make rice bags for almost everyone on our list. Rice bags can be heated in the microwave or put in the freezer. Rice holds it’s temperature for a long period of time, so rice bags make good heating pads or cold packs. I didn’t make a post about it anywhere. I bet if you searched online you could find directions. Our rice bags were a huge hit at Christmas, and my kids who were 7, 7, and 9 were able to pretty much make them independently after some instruction and practice.

  3. Oh, Barbie is stylin’. My mom made tons of doll clothes for my dolls when I was growing up! That’s a sweet gift. I also love the treasure soap idea. I’m a mom of all boys… grimy boys who see no need to wash!

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