Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Gifts Ideas

Christmas gifts don’t always need to be expensive. During this time of economic hardship, wouldn't it be better to save some money? Even if you don't need it, maybe it's good to make a donation to such charity organization as the Salvation Army? Anyway, if your budget does not allow, worry not. Christmas is not a time to show off your wealth. It is a time to show off the care and affection that you have for those around you. You do not a big budget to make meaningful gifts for Christmas. After all, it is the thought that counts more rather than the material value that goes into a gift. Why not try some of these homemade Christmas ornaments and gifts ideas? For all you know, they might be more effective in demonstrating your love to your loved ones.

Cakes and Candies to Sweeten the Mood

The number one homemade gift you can make is something to do with sweets. If you love baking then bake your love ones cake and cookies. Good times can easily be created with good food. Other than cake and cookies, why not make your signature homemade jam or puddings? For all you know, you may win yourself some compliments. I'm not asking you to turn this into business. But if there are enough people who love your kitchen creation, you never know the door of opportunity that might be opened to you. Another simple stuff to make is chocolate truffle. You could easily prepare truffle boxes for everyone who matters most to you, albeit without the high cost that usually comes with truffles. If you are baking cakes, cookies or truffle, do not forget to add your Christmas wishes for them.

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Picture Frame of Your Loved Ones

Another one is homemade Picture Frame with pictures of your love ones on it. Just look for a piece of paper that is hard to touch and then a wood shape in rectangular as the frame margin. Just by little creativity you can make it.

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Handmade Bracelets / Necklaces

Handmade accessories are probably the best gifts you can give this Christmas, whether to your loved ones or to your families.

Accessories like bracelets and necklaces are some of the things that are worn almost all the time, on the condition that those accessories look good and quite importantly, the crystallization of someone's thought of you. When you give someone a nicely made bracelets, you're going to remind them of you everytime they look at those bracelets. This is also the cheapest form of gifts that you can give this Christmas, especially if you are feeling the crunch of the economy this year. What you need is pretty simple. You just need to get some beads and stones that you can pick up in one of the local stores. Together with simple arts and crafts kit, that's all it takes.

To jump start your creativity, take a look at this beautiful Cross-weave Denim Bracelet

Handmade Candles

Gel candle make a sweet and awesome gift. The idea of making your own candle may sound intimidating to most people. But it is surprising, even to me, that it is not that difficult to make your own candles. Candles always make up beautiful decoration. I myself, were not sold on the idea at first. But I was curious enough to try it out. Surprisingly, even as beginner, I could churn out some beautiful candles. To my surprise, I even received praises from the few friends I showed to. It does not take a creative genius to produce well-made candles. But I admit you need to have a fair interest in crafts to be successful.

You might be interested: The Encyclopedia of Candlemaking Techniques: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

Scrapbooks / Recipe Books

Scrapbooks are for kids and teens, you may say. But I beg to differ. While the idea of scrapbooks may sound like a child play, the thought that goes into creating a scrapbook for your loved ones might leave them impressed. After all, you do not simply go to the newspaper and dig out some news article to paste into the scrapbook. Decorate them up with words and pictures of memorable moments that you have with them. I guarantee you that a well thought scrapbook will leave anyone's jaw dropped in disbelief or deeply touched. Better still, if you know the favorite recipes of your recipient. This will show how much you care and how much attention you put into their lives.

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Gift Jars

Gift Jars are also one of the most popular homemade gifts that you can give. Making homemade Christmas gifts in a jar can be just a simple as the gift baskets. Find out what types of foods the person likes and place them in a nice jar. You can look for plastic made food for that.

Fill up your gift jars with these Colorful Hariob Gummi Bears

Gift Hampers

Cute and cool basket. You can look for a basket and then wrapped it in colorful wrapper. If you are making this for a female then you can put on the basket some beauty products like soap, shampoo and other things women will love. But if you are doing this for man then you can probably put some wine glasses, and a nice bottle of wine, or some beer mugs and a six pack of their favorite beer. The point here is to find out what the person likes and just add that to your homemade Christmas gift basket.

To get some idea of what items can go into your gift basket, take a look at The Classic Gourmet Food Basket

As you can see these are some of the cutest, most romantic and sweetest homemade Christmas ornaments and gifts ideas you can do for your love ones. Hope it helps to spark the creative side of you. Remember one thing. You don’t need to run into the shopping mall just to show them how much you care this coming Christmas. You just need to add a little creativity to let them know they are loved. Merry Christmas!

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