Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2012 Homemade Gifts Part 3

Here is the final installment of my 2012 homemade gift giving.  I hope that you find some of these ideas useful! You can read part 1 and part 2 here and here.

Homemade Soap

Making this type of homemade soap is super easy! I found the idea at Martha Stewart.

You will need:

I followed the directions found at Martha Stewart’s site.  She has the list of ingredients and supplies you need. I had everything on hand including the glycerin melt and pour soap from a previous project.  You can find the melt and pour soap at most craft stores. Be sure to take a 40-50% off coupon to score some big savings on your soap!

These soaps took about 10 minutes to make! Easy and fun!


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soap in my molds~clean yogurt cups!


finished soaps!

Batik Apron and Napkins

Batik projects are so fun to make! This method of Batik is done with Elmer’s Glue Gel. I found the directions over at Pink and Green Mama.

We made a Batik shirt for Larry one year for his birthday a couple of years ago. The boys and I decided it would be fun to make an apron and napkins for their god parents!

We were really happy with the way these turned out! Be sure to allow enough time for all the steps. It took us a couple of days to complete these.

We found the aprons at Michael’s (don’t forget your coupon when you go!) and the napkins came from Walmart.




Christmas Crack

The name seems to say it all! This stuff is truly addicting! Another simple idea and yet oh so yummy! I found the recipe here.  We gave this away and it was a huge hit. Be sure to keep some for yourselves! 



Crochet Dish Cloths

And finally crocheted dish cloths. I know not everyone crochets, but if you do a dish cloth makes a lovely little gift, pared with one of the soaps above or even a bottle of hand soap or lotion!  I didn’t follow a pattern per say, but you can find tons of them on the internet for free! I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to crochet if you are interested!

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That wraps up my gift giving for 2012. I have some new ideas for 2013 that I will be sharing as the year goes along!

Do you like to make handmade gifts? I would love to hear what some of your favorites have been to either give or receive!