Hope you are all feeling fa-la-la-y. Christmastime is here. Which means – gift-giving. And, I know many of you are like me and like to give homemade gifts when possible. Which brings us to this week’s party…
Dare to … give homemade gifts!
Nothing is more special than a gift made by you. Try out something new to give this year – ideas include bath and body items, kitchen gifts, hand-sewn clothing or home decor.
I know this is a hard one for many of us. Sharing gifts before Christmas is just an invitation for our friends and family members to find out what they are getting for Christmas from the blog. But, I hope you were able to blog about a gift this year.
First up – my incredibly simple go-to DIY gift this year. It’s seasonal subway art and calling it DIY is really a stretch. I did get the prints printed and put them in a frame. Voila!
I made one of these for myself, using the fabulous printables from Eighteen25.
Everyone seemed to love them, so I thought they’d also make a fabulous gift for all-year artwork. I printed artwork for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Birthdays, Independence Day, Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthday and a general filler. (All are available on Eighteen25 for download, except the “home” filler.)
These can simply be printed from a home printer or through a photo printer, which will alter your cost. I’ve done it both way, and think that the frame hides any imperfections from a home printer. I think I’d go with simple home printing in the future. After printing, I placed them all in the frame for a simple switcheroo each holiday.
I think this would work really well for a family gift, a housewarming gift, a hostess gift… the sky is the limit.
Now, to the good part…
I’m really looking forward to see what you created this week.
Did you dare?