Homemade Gifts

(my brother’s homemade gift tags – small, free hand pieces of art we look forward to each year)

Part of the fun of giving gifts each year is making them! We set aside some afternoons – spread apart in December – to spread out supplies and make gifts. Permission to paint and create! Sometimes we just pick one gift to make for all the sweet teachers. Sometimes we make several different gifts for family. It just depends on the year.

Homemade Car Back Rub T-Shirt – follow this great Car Shirt Tutorial

Candy-Labra Candy Cane Candle Holder

DIY Hand Soap Dispenser

White Christmas Snack

Oreo Truffles

Hot Chocolate Mix

Gift Idea for Bird Lovers

M&M Teacher Gift

Give a Cake – bake Southern Living’s Two Step Pound Cake. Cut it in half. Give one half to one neighbor and the other half to another.

Hot Fudge Gift –  from Brown Paper Packages

Then, of course, make some homemade wrapping paper

(a favorite each year!)

For our children, we follow the Three Gifts for Christmas guideline

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Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings
Joining in Angie’s Top Ten Tuesday with homemade gift ideas. What do you make for neighbors, friends?

About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.


  1. What a great collection. I am always looking for ideas to make for Sunday School teachers. Pinned!
    Jamie @ The Unlikely Homeschool recently posted..Countdown to Christmas with a Nativity SceneMy Profile

  2. Great gift ideas that all ages can help make. Love this round-up. The variety is really nice. Those oreo truffles look super yummy! I shared how tots can help make gifts (http://something2offer.com/tot-school-simple-gifts/) just in case you’d like to check it out. I did the stamping, dd did coloring and tot did gluing!
    Thaleia@something2offer recently posted..10 Favorite Nativity CraftsMy Profile

  3. Thanks, Tricia!!! I’m stealing some of these!
    Mary recently posted..Nutcracker Unit StudyMy Profile

  4. Great ideas! Doing a homemade Christmas this year. Making as much as I can. Quilts and lap quilts so far!
    Alicia recently posted..Spiritual Advent Calendar – Day 4My Profile

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