This year we did a homemade Christmas, and while it took me countless hours to plan, prepare, repurpose, crochet, sew, glue, cut, stitch, bake… it was so worth it! I think it was September when I started crafting (although I had thought about starting back in April, haha, and began some of the planning way back then), and I was finished a while before Thanksgiving. I love being given homemade things, knowing the particular love and sacrifice that is poured into such things.
Anyway, I’ve had people asking me to share what I made this year. So here you go. Perhaps giving you more than you bargained for. 🙂
This is a grocery sack holder: you know the heaps of plastic bags you accumulate and want to use as garbage can liners (or whatever else), and they make such a mess? This is the solution. I made five of these for the ladies in our family plus one for me.
I made sets of pillow cases for our parents and siblings, with “Mr.” & “Mrs.” and ribbon embellishments.
I collected bottle caps, and made bottle cap magnets for my sisters-in-law (as well as some friends).
I made bottle cap thumb-tacks for the guys.
For my hubby, brother, and brother-in-law, I made cork boards from used wine corks. They’re pretty nifty.
In my brother’s, I used two corks from champagne from his college graduation. And in my hubby’s, I used some corks from wine we had shared together.
I did this stitchery for my mama. I framed it with a frame I’d had waiting for years for a project, and used matting leftover from previous projects.
I made my mom-in-law a Christmas wreath, which (by the way) I consider super duper fun.
I crocheted bookmarks for the ladies in my family, and for some friends.
I framed photos for my grandparents and our dads. (this is the one we gave my dad)
I made hooded towels and personalized them for our niece & nephews.
I decorated onesies for a young newphew.
And I made quiet books for slightly less young niece & nephew.
For Gabriel, I made a bunch of felt food for him to use in his new play kitchen. 🙂