Posted in Handmade Christmas 2015

Handmade Christmas 2015

Confession: I haven’t started making Christmas gifts yet. Though my Pinterest board is growing.

But I think I found the perfect gift for my parents-photo coasters.

Check out this post on The Frugal Girls. What do you think?

Have you ever done a totally handmade Christmas? If you have, what did your family and friends think about it?

I confess, I’m so nervous! I hope everyone likes their gifts. Our society is so commercialized homemade things are sometimes seen as less than appealing.


Posted in Frugal Living

A Handmade Christmas

This is the year of the seriously tightened budget in our household. Since we’re now well into October I’m in full “what are we doing about Christmas” mode.
Enter a well-timed epiphany.
How about a handmade Christmas? After all, I do make jewelry. I have some basic wire working skills. I can sometimes sew a straight line.
But can I make meaningful gifts that don’t look like a pre-K Sunday School project? We’ll see.
Heading over to Pinterest now to start my idea board. I’ll update weekly as I try to make this work.
Have you ever done a totally handmade Christmas? How did it work out? Where did you come up with ideas? Was it less costly than buying gifts?