It is sooo lovely to be here to talk about handmade gifts! I have to say, I have always loved making gifts myself - when I was younger it was a way to not only make things special, but also a little more economical (especially when I was a teenager and a student and didn't have much cash). Now, as a mother, I love making things for my kids and I want to teach them that homemade is just as special (if not more so) than store bought. I love that my kids put "birthday present orders" in with me now... My little girl has a rag doll + clothes on order and my son, has a giant chicken doorstop he wants me to make for him. So I thought I would share 5 of our favourite handmade gift ideas with you today:
DIY Hobby Horse! Why stop at one, as they are so easy to make, make them and their friends' a set!
Pillow Case Dress - a great gift for girls to make yourself. And why not make a matching one for Dolly or Teddy?
Felt Food: Donuts & Strawberries for the kids probably about 3yrs ago now. And again, they are still much played with. The strawberries also look great as key rings!
Dino Soap Eggs - and there is an added bonus of that the kids will be washing their hands more!
Knight's Shield to Red Ted's batman costume to this Cute Witch's Tutu. If you are looking for homemade gifts, check out our favourite handmade gifts section over on Red Ted Art!
Maggy is a mum of two and passionate crafter and author of best selling craft book Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids. As if that isn't enough she also writes for Fun, Crafts, Kids - an ecclectic website show casing an array of crafts and fun activities for all age groups. You will also find her on Life at The Zoo for all sorts of things including cooking with kids and Theatre Books and Movies for well, just that. Maggy’s craft site, Red Ted Art, is also now being translated into German! Enjoy!
Several items have now been added to the Christmas "to make" list! Thanks for being here, Maggie!