If it’s truly the thought that counts, there is no gift more thoughtful than one that is homemade. Using your creative abilities to make unique gifts is a great way to save money and gift a gift from the heart. Although it may take a little extra time, creative gift giving makes a statement and allows you to give a keepsake that shows how much you care. Best of all, it allows you to dedicate some time to a rewarding hobby.
Baked goods are a popular festive gift because it is easy to create a few batches at once. Bringing a fresh batch of brownies or cookies to a dinner party shows your host that you appreciate the time they took to plan the event. Best of all, your gift can be shared as a dessert for all to enjoy.
It’s a great way to celebrate traditional family recipes and also makes for a perfect conversation starter if you are heading out to an event were you will be getting to know people for the first time. Another great way to share a recipe is by combining the dry ingredients in a mason jar. For example, layer the flour, sugar and chocolate chips for your favorite cookie recipe, and create a decorative label with the baking instructions.
Looking for a sentimental gift that comes from the heart? Handmade jewelry is a perfect choice. If you have attention to detail and enjoy working with intricate crafts, you can create beautiful gifts that will last a lifetime. Each gift will be unique and will remind your recipient of that special occasion. Jewelry making has become a huge trend among crafters because of the variety of supplies that are available. From glass beads to precious stones, there are jewelry making supplies for every style and budget and plenty of online sources like wigjig.com to get you going. Create a piece that represents the unique style of the person that will be receiving the gift.
Decorative Festive Wreaths
Decorative wreaths have become a popular outdoor decoration and are no longer limited to the Christmas season. By using seasonal colors and greenery you can create a wreath to celebrate any season of the year. Get a head start by buying a store-bought wreath and adding some extra details, or you can start your wreath from scratch.
Use a wire base to from the shape of your wreath and add volume with evergreen bunches, dried branches, or fabric. There is plenty of inspiration available online. Homemade wreathes make the ultimate house warming gift.
Use your creative abilities to make your own unique gifts. Give yourself plenty of time so that you can enjoy the process without feeling rushed, and make some extra gifts in your spare time so you always having something available if you are in a rush. Your thoughtful gift may even inspire the creative abilities of the people around you. The recipient will appreciate your talents, and your gift will make a great conversation piece at any gathering.
Wynona Zaph has a passion for crafting. She enjoys writing about projects, supplies, and great inspirational designs.