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More Homemade Gift Ideas

December 2, 2009

I’m trying to make more gifts this year, not only in an effort to save money but also in the spirit of making something personal for someone. It also can be a very “green” gift giving technique if you employ the use of stuff you already have.

I saw this one in Sunset Magazine and loved it! Who doesn’t have a rock at their disposal? The only thing you need to buy would be the stencil kit. Or if you’re REALLY crafty, you could make your own! Ok, I know paper weights get a bad wrap, but I would love to find this at the bottom of my stocking! So office chic.

Another idea is to re-pot a bulb you already have in your garden! We have tons and tons of Amaryllis Pink Naked Ladies (or Belladonna Amaryllis). Most bulbs reproduce on their own and can easily be split apart and replanted in containers or in other areas of the garden. This particular variety doesn’t bloom until the spring, but has an attractive foliage until then. Once spring hits, bam! A lovely pink flower surprise!

I’m really not a sewing type of person, so I try to avoid all projects that require threading a needle. I like these because they really require no rigorous manual dexterity.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2009 8:26 pm

    I love the rock idea – such a fun gift for kids too!

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