Friday, November 25, 2011

DIY Gifts

Note: This is an updated version of my post from 2009

Holiday gifts from the heart (versus a big box store) are more personal and probably less expensive than anything you could buy, and are probably more appreciated, as well. Consider labeling your creations as artisan or handcrafted, as these are words that are often used in advertising to describe creations (food, beverage or otherwise) that are made by hand, usually in small batches. Sounds a bit more posh than homemade, don't you think?

One of my favorite Web sites for craft ideas (except for the annoying video ads) is Kaboose.com. Aside from making great gifts, these crafts will give something for kids to do before the holidays arrive. Consider outsourcing the table centerpiece or napkin rings to the children in your family. Check out their Christmas 2011, Chanukah and Kwanzaa pages.

Other good sites for holiday/Winter craft projects include:
Resources at the library to help get you started on a "handcrafted" holiday:
If you find you have a knack for creating, you may want to consider selling your wares on Etsy.com, an online "marketplace full of the best handmade and vintage goods."

1 comment:

  1. I love handmade gifts. This year me and my group of friends have said we are going to make each other our gifts...I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with! :)

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