To wrap up our Handmade Gifts series I thought I would share a round up of handmade ideas I've posted this year. I hope that you've found something that inspired you over the last three weeks, or the last year for that matter. I really enjoy giving gifts and I also enjoy making things by hand. There's something wonderful about creating something. It always makes me happy to have a physical representation of my time. Ready for a big list? Here's 34 gift ideas to make and make a difference.
(clockwise from top left)
Pin Cushion Flower Pot
Ruffle Crocheted Scarf Pattern
Microwavable Heat Pack
Mini Clothespin Wine Charms
Spice Rub for Favorite Meats
Kids Aprons - (new free pattern to upload)
Owl Finger Puppets - (new free pattern to upload)
Kids BBQ Set (apron, felt food, play grill)
Cardboard Coffee Shop (not pictured) : )
Here's some great places to shop. These are all from previous posts, but I've linked them here directly to the charity (rather than the post). Your purchase could change a life!
Mercy House Kenya - handmade jewelry and art
Craft Hope Book - full of crafts and patterns you can use to make items to donate to specific charities
Compassion International - sponsor a child, purchase from their catalog, or buy a subscription to this awesome kids magazine helping you kids understand cultures and recognize needs around the world.
Kisses from Katie - buy the book, or donate to the amazing work going on in Uganda.
Empty Bowls -how about a gift card to a pottery painting shop that supports Empty Bowls?
Samaritans Purse - shop their catalog to help support families in poverty, those affected by natural disasters, sick kids, rural clinics, farming programs, and much more.
Blogging is more of an adventure than I can handle sometimes. I'll be honest, it's been hard to get up so many posts lately, but I wanted to get them up in time for you to have time to make them for Christmas if you wanted to. I hope this list is helpful and that if you choose to make handmade gifts they will turn out wonderfully! I have a few more Christmasy crafts and treats to share before Christmas, but I may take a little breather for a few days. See you soon! Thanks for reading!