Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homemade Gifts

For the past few years we have done homemade gifts for Davids family at Christmas. This year I am adding my mom and sister to the list. I can't post on what I am doing for them or they will see so I wanted to show you some of the things we've done in the past.
Two years ago we did this mailbox reindeer. We saw that a neighbor in the beginning of our neighborhood had one on their mailbox so David asked them if he could take it to trace a pattern or take pictures so we could make them. I was in charge of the supplies and decorating.
We used shiny red bells for the nose, big googly eyes, red glitter material for the scarf, bungee cord to put around the mailbox and wood stain.
Look how cute he looks there.
This is by far my favorite one we have done. 
 Another great idea that is still considered homemade is a calendar/ anything with photos. Davids sister Gina is the queen of photos and always does a great calendar that we put right in our kitchen.
 One year Darrin and Stacey crafted these Pottery barn inspired wood candles that we keep by our fireplace. There has also been a lot of food gifts and in my book you can't go wrong with those. Later this week I'll show you some inspiration and other ideas that I've been looking into. What have you done for homemade gifts?
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the girl in the red shoes said...

I LOVE the mailbox reindeer! What a cute idea!

Jen S said...

The mailbox decoration is so cute! LOVE IT! Nice work, David :)

David said...

Couldn't have done it without Jen.

Mock family said...

I def. love that mailbox thing but as you know I do not have a mailbox even though that's what I looked forward to when I moved into this house....... I digress.... It's even SNOWING in that pic good one! Can't wait to see what you have in store!

oh and my contribution: baked goods are a good gift as well

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