Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Homemade Christmas 2011

Homemade Christmas 2011
This year we decided to hand make everything we gifted to our family. It was the most fun we have ever had together. I thought I would share the ideas we made for family members and the gifts we received from our friends and family.

For my husband’s parents, his sister and Renee and Jim we made Bird houses. I search the internet for ideas and Scott (my husband) did the wood work. I painted and decorated the bird houses.

 For my sister, brother in law and friends Kelly and Shambra we made South Carolina shaped rocks with the SC state flag symbol. This was all me. I had to chisel the flagstone into the closes shape I could. I then spray painted them SC blue and stenciled the palmetto tree with the moon on it in white. I added the year that they married on the bottom to personalize it. I’m pretty sure they loved it. And I did too.

 I sewed all my little nieces an animal pillow. I’m going to be honest; this was a challenge and took quite some time. But of course those cuties are worth it. Esme’ ended up getting Scrappy the dog made out of the scrap fabric from the animal pillows.

We made my parents the cornhole game. Scott once again did the wood work and we both helped stain and poly the boards. I then sewed the bags.

 I made Sarah a laptop desk and she requested. I’m gonna make me one too.

I made Christine an apron that I loved and it looks just right on her.

 Rachel has a photography site called sitting duck and I knew she was getting a camera from our parents so I made her this over the shoulder camera bag.

I made my nephews wreaths out of dollar bills. They were slightly confused when they opened it because it really didn’t look like money. LOL. They thought I gave them an ornament for Christmas. And Zach thought it looked more like a Chinese star weapon. I have to agree.

I made these really cute ornaments from several family members and canned apple butter. 

I also made this cute owl for Austin’s girlfriend Amanda.

 Now for what we received. WOW was our family creative.

 This is what I received.

 Earrings from Christine.

Wallet from Sarah.

Bath soap from Rebecca and Richie.

 A nest necklace from Kelly and Shambra.

 Kim made me this sooo cute hat and scarf PLUS this freakin awesome throw she crocheted.

 Amy M. made me this tooo cute hooded scarf.

 And Hannah Mae made me my favorite owl blankie.

This is what Scott received.

This awesome ashtray from Christine. It is a set of lungs that turn black as you use the ashtray.

Sarah made him this creative tool chest set.

All the boys received baked goods from Rebecca and Richie and lotion from Kelly and Shambra.

Here are a few other creative gifts that were made by my family members.

Christine made this serving tray for mom.

 Christine made this for Sarah. It is fire and ice.

Sarah made this book of coupons for the little girls.

 Scott's cousin Lisa knitted these slippers for Melissa.

Sarah made this wallet for Austin.

Homemade Christmas rocks. It really got everyone's minds thinking. And of course who doesn't love to do crafts.


Rebecca said...

I want some of those slippers those are awesome!!!
Homemade Christmas was wonderful:)

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