- Looking for fun gifts for your kids - check out these ideas for felt boards. I love the idea of making theme sets - holidays, three bears, little red hen, very hungry caterpillar, etc.
- Photobooks are always appreciated. Make your own or order from your favorite site - some ideas could be an alphabet book for the kiddos using their personal faves, or putting together a personal recipe book of family favorites.
- Check out this list of found ideas from nea over at What's in a name? I particularly love the recipes from Whole Foods - cinnamon pancakes anyone? Yummy.
- Also, check out nea's set of wooden blocks she made for her son. It seems that a set of basic wooden blocks can entertain kids for hours.
- Kids into building? Be green and reuse old cereal boxes, oatmeal containers, toilet paper rolls, etc by wrapping them in plain colored paper to make big cardboard blocks.
- I couldn't leave out the crockpot. Yes, the crockpot lady has figured out how to make candles in the crockpot. Who knows what she'll think of next.
- Know someone with kids living in a small space? This easy to use and easy to store puppet theatre in the doorway is a great gift with a set of puppets. Even better make your own easy puppets or give the family a materials to make their own sock puppets.
- I will never forget the sweet and tangy flavor limoncello from our trip to Italy - try out this lovely recipe from Sunset and maybe bottle it up for your favorite holiday hostess or fellow lover of all things Italian.
- And, lastly I love this idea from Martha Claus and her elves, to sew these adorable leaf motif pillows for someone.
23 November, 2008
Homemade Holiday Links
Whether you are always in the spirit of making gifts for the holidays or find yourself in a tight spot this year, I have found some ideas for a holiday from scratch. I think this allows us to dwell on what this time of year is really about and be thankful for what we have and are able to create.