Looking for simple handmade gift ideas? Here are some creative and unique handmade gifts you can make for someone special.
Every year I exchange handmade gifts with my brothers and sisters.
We began the whole handmade gift tradition over 10 years ago when we were just starting our families and our creativity far exceeded our wallets. At first, we started small with some felt flowers and handmade soap, but over the years the handmade gift exchange has grown to an event of legendary proportions.
These are not your grandmother’s handmade gifts.
No doilies allowed.
Unless they are hand-crocheted from quilt threads that traveled across the west on a covered wagon.
Here are seven handmade gift ideas.
I’m making mine from these.
I can’t tell you what it is because that would ruin the surprise, but just know that there’s a story.
Because just between a story is the icing on the cake with a handmade gift.
But instead of telling me…..let me show you.
Here are seven handmade gift ideas we have exchanged since I’ve been writing the blog…..
…and the stories that go with them. 🙂
seven handmade gift ideas
Letters from Box 54
My sister took old letters and transformed them into a book.
The love story is priceless.
Wooden bowl from a fallen tree
My brother took a tree that had so much meaning to our family and…..
….oh wait…..I’m giving away the story.
You can read the rest of it….here.
How to make a lettered chalkboard
You won’t believe what my sister made this chalkboard from.
How to Build a Pallet Wood Clock
Create a Picture from Words
My sister created a thistle from the first 350 words from the blog.
See what I mean?
No doilies allowed.
Here’s an entire nativity that my brother made constructed out of acorns.
How to make a wooden arrow
This was our entry from last year.
We made arrows for everyone in the family.
It would have been cute to add the distance from our house to theirs, too.
I’ll keep you posted this year and let you know what everyone made for under the tree.
PS Here’s a Pinterest board full of other handmade gift ideas.
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