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The completed goodie bag.

Christmas Goodie BagsSanta or elf "long johns" are filled with small candies for Christmas. I made these for my daughter-in-law's special needs students.


The completed snowmen button bracelet.

Snowmen Button BraceletCelebrate the season with a DIY Christmas bracelet. I really liked the idea of forming different figures from buttons. This is a great use for buttons left over from old clothes. I decided to make a bracelet with snowmen.


Christmas Tea Tree - sitting on a shelf

Making a Christmas Tea TreeThis tea bag tree is the perfect gift for the tea lover in the family or a friend. Follow the steps provided to make this Christmas gift. With a bit of alteration it could also be tailored to other occasions.


Front of Snowlady, Winter decoration

Grandma's Lil' SnowballsThis exciting craft will show you how to make a cardboard tube snow lady that holds bottle caps with photos of your grandchildren, grandma's lil' snowballs. Display it around the holidays or year round. The detailed supplies list and directions follow.


Cash Trees As Gifts - money folded as a tree in a gift box

Cash Trees As GiftsMake giving money as a gift for Christmas a bit more fun. Learn how to fold currency into a tree shape with the following tutorial.


Angel Clip Necklace

Making a Paperclip AngelUsing #2 paper clips you can make these cute angels. String them on thin decorative ribbon to make a fun necklace to gift to friends and family at Christmas.


A toilet paper tube decorated like a reindeer and filled with candy.

Making A Holiday Reindeer Candy HolderLearn how to make this cute toilet paper tube holiday reindeer candy holder. This craft requires a minimum number of supplies and will be happily received by young and old for the holidays.


Custom Candy Stocking

How to Make a Candy StockingMake a personalized candy stocking quickly and easily. You will need cardboard, foil or decorative paper, and the net packaging from certain fruits or vegetables.


Christmas Candy Egg Carton Gift Box - finished gift

Christmas Candy Egg Carton Gift BoxDecorate a plastic egg crate with holiday colors to create a fun Christmas candy egg carton gift box. Your friends and family will definitely enjoy receiving this thoughtful, homemade gift.



Buttons attached to flat link chain with jump rings.

Making Christmas Button BraceletsButton bracelets are nice handmade Christmas gift ideas. They can be made in holiday colors or the favorite colors of the recipient. This is a page about making Christmas button bracelets.


A couple of sample pocket pack baking kits as gifts.

Making Pocket Pack Baking KitsThese sweet gifts are made by placing a cake or cookie mix package into a linen towel bag. You can add tools and decorations, such as sprinkles, to round out the gift. This is a page about making pocket pack baking kits.


Covered book as Christmas gift.

Making a Christmas BookThis gift idea consists of a blank book covered in seasonal paper. It is perfect for using as a journal to record holiday memories, recipes, and more. This is a page about making a Christmas book.


Santa decorated soap.

Making a Santa SoapDress up a bottle of bubble bath or spray bath foam like Santa. This makes a cute gift for the kids on your list. This is a page about making a Santa soap.


Christmas gift boxes, pc and coffee cup on wood.

Making Christmas Gifts With Your ComputerOne inexpensive way to create special gifts for friends, family, and co-workers for Christmas is to utilize your computer. There are lots of ideas to pursue, such as bookmarks, stationary, coloring books, and more. This is a page about making Christmas gifts with your computer.


Warm Wishes Cocoa Gift

Making a Cocoa GiftThis is a page about warm wishes cocoa gift. This cocoa is gift is an easy gift to make that anyone will love to receive.


front view of the finished project

Making a Spice Bottle AngelThis is a page about making a spice bottle angel. Small spice bottles can be decorated as angels. They are perfect for festive holiday decorations and gifts.


A candy cane puzzle gag gift.

Candy Cane Puzzle Gag GiftThis is a page about candy cane puzzle gag gift. While putting the candy cane back together may be out of the question the candy bits will still taste great.


Santa jars

Making a Baby Food Jar Santa Candy JarThis is a page about making a baby food jar Santa candy jar. Create cute little Santa candy jars using baby food jars.


Beginner Snowman Craft Kit

Beginner Snowman Craft KitThose little cross stitch crafts are complicated for beginners. Here is a seasonal kitchen towel with a delightful snowman to stitch around. There are no sharp needles, which are hard to thread, but only a large plastic needle and yarn to sew with.


Red Nosed Reindeer Candy Box

Making a Red Nosed Reindeer Candy HolderThis is a page about making a red nosed reindeer candy holder. Rudolf is a symbol of Christmas and the perfect subject of this homemade candy container.


Candy Bar Christmas Tree

Making a Candy Bar Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a candy bar Christmas tree. Rather than giving a box of candy for the holidays try making this creative candy tree.


finished snowman hot chocolate gift

Making a Coffee Mate Container SnowmanThis is a page about making a Coffee Mate container snowman. A Coffee Mate container is the perfect shape for making a cute snowman that can be filled with treats for a gift or used as a decoration.


Reindeer and Snowman Gift Tags

Making Reindeer and Snowman Gift TagsMaking your own gift tags is a great way to personalize your Christmas gifts. This is a page about reindeer and snowman gift tags.


Making a Snowman Money Holder

Making a Felt Snowman Money HolderThis is a page about making a snowman money holder. Putting money in a felt snowman is a great way to give money as a Christmas gift.



preparing gingerbread cookies as a gift

Homemade Christmas Presents for Adults?This is a page about homemade Christmas presents for adults. Christmas is a wonderful time to give homemade gifts to children and adults alike.


Snowman Jar Craft

Snowman Jar CraftsThis is a page about making a jar snowman. There are many ways to decorate a new or recycled jar for a festive holiday gift or decoration.


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Melting Candy Canes To Shape For Gifts?I would like to know how to melt and shape candy canes?


blown away snowman gift can

"Blown Away by the Holidays" Gift CanStart with an ordinary tin can to create this fun candy or gift tote. It's easy enough for grade school kids to make. Or use as place cards on the party table.


cute face on a gift can

"A Little Frazzled By the Holidays" Gift CanDivas of all ages feel "A Lit'l Frazzled by the Holidays" sometimes. Fill this gift can with lotions, jewlery, or treats to pamper the frazzled lady in your life. These would be cute on the party table of a "A Ladies' Day Out" event.


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Ideas For Making Panhandle Holders?I have decided to make "Panhandle Holders" for Christmas; like Pot holders and Christmas pockets put together.


Christmas Purses - Rudolph and gingerbread house bags

Christmas PursesHere are some Christmas purses to make with tote bags, paint, glue and some trimmings.


Painted EnvelopesMaybe this will inspire some of you painters out there for next Christmas, I always paint the envelopes of my Christmas cards, this is what I did for this last Christmas, I have been doing this for about 6 years, it is fun to come up with something new every year.


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Presents from the KidsI started a tradition 8 years ago for my son's first Christmas. Every year we make a Christmas gift for the grandparents and great-grandparents and aunts and uncles. The first year he was 9 months old and we made handprint pillows.


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Masculine Homemade Christmas GiftI've been racking my brain trying to think of something to give the uncles and older male cousins in our family for Christmas this much so that I gave myself a headache. As I reached into the first aid kit in my desk to grab a individual dose packet of Advil, it hit me!


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Inexpensive Christmas Gifts With Tin CansFor inexpensive Christmas gifts, I've started saving tin cans, from 13 oz. cans of coffee, large pears/peaches cans, etc. I wash them out well and use them to put homemade candies/cookies in for gifts.


decorated jar of hot chocolate for one

Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate For OneTurn an empty glass jam jar into a fun gift for Christmas Eve. Add hot chocolate and mini marshmallows to the decorated jar, and make a sweet stocking filler. You can also use this as a decoration for your Christmas table. Make one for every member of the family, and have some winter fun!


filled cup

Christmas Cup Candy GiftI went into my Dollar General store and was looking for a gift for a few friends. I decided on a small seasonal themed drinking cup with a straw as a container to hold three small Christmas cookies, some candy, and gum. The little cup will be reusable after the gift is opened.


Stolking Gift Card Box

Altoid Tin Gift Card BoxesDecorate Altoids containers and use them as gift card holders.


Red Nosed Reindeer Candy Box

Red Nosed Reindeer Candy BoxChristmas is a time of sharing and having fun together as a family. Here is an activity that you and the kids can do together. Make a few of these reindeer candy boxes, and let the kids give them to their friends or their favorite teachers. A cute way of spreading festive joy without leaving the budget in a mess.


The completed snowmen button bracelet.

Snowmen Button BraceletCelebrate the season with a DIY Christmas bracelet. I really liked the idea of forming different figures from buttons. This is a great use for buttons left over from old clothes. I decided to make a bracelet with snowmen.


Christmas Candy Egg Carton Gift Box - finished gift

Christmas Candy Egg Carton Gift BoxOne way of reusing an egg carton is by making a holiday/Christmas candy gift box.


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