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Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Favorite Things Friday Link Party ~ #21 Homemade Gifts

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So last year(before I started blogging) I made some homemade Christmas gifts
with the children to give as gifts. It was just something I wanted to 
try my hand at.  Since we did not have any family traditions of our own yet,
I decided in 2009 that each year the kiddies would give a handmade something
(we did ornaments the past 2 years) to the grandparents
& of course we made some for our tree too. 
I will post pictures of them soon as we are decorating the tree this weekend.
So last year I thought that in addition to the ornaments that we would make gifts as well.

As I said it was before I became a blogger, so I did not take pictures but we made
soap(if we do it again I will post a tutorial) this was SOOOO easy & FuN!
We also made scented & colored bath salts - Awesome!
And in a large Mason Jar, we layered the ingredients of a yummy cookie recipe
with the directions on the tag. 
So here's what I'm thinking of making for this year
Perhaps Homemade Butterfingers? Gluesticks has a tutorial.
Maybe this adorable Melted Snowman ornament by The Ivy Cottage
Or some cute Holiday Magnets similar to these from Life on Brixton Lane

Also, I am not the best at getting pictures to everyone in the family, so at the
end of the year I make a photo book that recaps
that year and give that as well.

So what are you making (or have made in the past) to give as gifts?
I can't wait to see!

Please don't link up something you already linked up on
Stay At Home Nation, because I really like seeing new ideas from you all!
Thank you for linking up & if you like my blog & don't follow me already,
now is a great time to start. Plus if you comment below letting me know
you follow then I will follow you back! It's a win-win =D
Speaking of win, I have a giveaway posting tomorrow so check that out to!

Have a great weekend!
~Iffy~

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