I have been focusing alot on showing you gifts you can buy, which have their place, but I thought I would throw in some home made gift ideas to even things out. After all, what captures the spirit of giving better than home made gifts. They’re usually simple and from the heart, and sometimes they’re even tasty. For alot of us, spending is tight and going “home made” might be the only way to go this year. Please feel free to share your home made gift ideas below in the comments section. We would love to see your ideas too.
Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
1 cup cinnamon
1 Tbsp. cloves
1 Tbsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp. white glue
In a bowl, mix the spices. Add applesauce and glue, stirring until well blended. Work mixture until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into 4 portions and roll each portion on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters of desired shapes. Using a straw or toothpick, make a small hole in the top of each ornament. Place on wire racks and allow to dry at room temperature for several days. (For more uniform drying, turn ornaments over once each day.) Thread ribbon through holes to form garland. You can also glue to a wooden hoop, forming a wreath and decorate with ribbon as desired. Makes approximately 32 two-inch ornaments. DO NOT EAT!
Disney Family Fun has a wonderful section of homemade gift ideas. They range from last minute gifts, gifts kids can make, gifts for teacher and more. Click here to visit their site. One of the great gift ideas I found while browsing their site was Candle Jars. Click here for the directions.
The internet is vast, so there are tons more ideas out there to be found. Maybe you have your own ideas and want to share. Please post a comment below with your ideas or favorite sites.