New Gift Ideas
You can make gifts for loved ones---family and friends for
any occasion, and they don't have to be expensive to demonstrate your love and
You can make gifts from items you may currently have around your home or
can easily and usually inexpensively purchase from grocery or variety stores.
Good Things Gift
Ideas for Any Occasion
You can make a gift like the one
Lisa has designed for this graphic above. countryclipart.com
Using craft wire for connecting and hanging, you can cut hearts
from thin pieces of wood, drilling little holes to thread the craft wire through,
them with acrylic craft paint and spray with a poly urethane. Use a pretty fabric or
ribbon bow on each end for hanging on the wall.
Leave "tails" on the bow
to hang down and look pretty. You can also make hearts from fabric, cut and sewn together
(sew right sides together,
leaving a small space for turning the heart right side out and
for stuffing, then stitch the small opening closed.
Then link the hearts together
with wire or ribbon, making a bow at each end
for hanging. Use your imagination!
A gift you can make for a special lady... This is for hanging
sweaters or dresses needing a padded hanger. Purchase a package of satin padded
hangers (usually 3) and 3 five inch in diameter lace or crocheted doilies, also silk
ribbon roses in your colour preference, and ribbon to compliment the roses and the colour
of the padded hanger. You slip hanger "hook" through the doily center and
anchor it with a few slipstiches or hot glue stick. Then make some bows with the ribbon
and set the ribbon roses on top of the ribbon bows anchoring them with stitches or hot
glue. Leave 12 inches or so of ribbon ends hanging down.
For a new bride, you can do this all in white, using strands of
pearls to make some loops and then satin bows over the tips of them to anchor them
down. Mothers seem to also like this gift.
Another very fun gift to make and to give is a heart shaped button pin. You will
need a sturdy piece of cardboard, an assortment of buttons, and pin back (purchase at the
craft store) and hot glue. To begin, you cut the cardboard into the shape of a heart
(this will be at the most 3" across) then you will begin arranging the buttons in a
pleasing cluster... rearranging until you have a grouping you like. Then glue the buttons
in place... overlapping them as you go. You may end up using a dozen or so buttons
or far less if the buttons are larger. Then glue the pin backing on and allow to
dry. Make up a little card for your gift bag.... you can say: "You're
cute as a button!"
You can make heart pins from fabric, cut into the
shape of a heart & sewn together (sew right sides together, leaving a small space for
turning the heart right side out and for stuffing, then stitch the small opening
closed. You would then finish with a pretty button sewn at the center and a pin
backing stitched or glued to the back. You can make the small heart of patchwork,
Here's a new gift idea from WendyMcD
Bubble Bath Jelly Jars
1 packet Unflavored Gelatin
3/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Clear Liquid Soap or Bubble Bath
Fragrance Oils - as desired
Food Coloring - optional
Small objects (silk flowers, toys, small figures, etc.)
1/8 sheet Cardstock weight Paper
Ribbon, Yarn or Raffia (for bow to tie label on jar)
Clear container with lid, such as a small glass canning jar
Empty the packet of gelatin into a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Heat water in a saucepan,
until just boiling. Immediately remove water from heat source. Carefully pour the hot
water into the large mixing bowl and gently mix with gelatin powder. Allow gelatin to
completely dissolve. Be patient! This may take a few minutes. Slowly and gently stir
in the liquid soap to the gelatin mixture. Add a drop of food coloring and 5-8 drops of
fragrance oil. Be careful not to beat mixture or bath jelly will become foamy. Pour
mixture into a clean, clear container. Place your chosen small object inside container,
nesting it inside jelly. Refrigerate Bubble Jelly until set (about 4 hours). As the jelly
sets, come up with a name for your creation. Then using your cardstock paper and ribbon,
make a label for the jar. Attach label to bath jelly jar by punching a hole in one corner
of the label. Thread ribbon, cut long enough to tie around the jar, through hole on
label. Tie around the jar! (You can also decorate your jar with additional small
items or dried flowers, as desired.)
To use: Scoop a small amount of
jelly (1 - 2 Tbsp.) into your hand and hold under warm running water for a bubbly bath
treat! Note: This craft can be made for both children as well as adults! The container and
object placed in the jelly can be adjusted to the likes and interests of the person you
are making it for. Let your imagination run wild, and you can come up with some very
imaginative bath jelly jars!
You can learn more about Wendy &
be blessed ...visit: http://www.wendysmodestdress.com She
has many designs for you personally, or for you to give as gifts. This is a personal
home business ministry.
Need a pattern?
Look in our
Modest dress section.
|Remember, you can make
"cookies in a jar" mixes in quart mason jars... these make excellent gifts...
even "hostess gifts" for you to give during the holidays. Look in our Cooking Good Things section
Another Good Thing you can make... gifts
for the freezer for helping someone during an illness, or for after a baby is born into a
You might be surprised
at how much a neighbor would appreciate a gift of cookies on a plate! If you have
never really gotten to know a neighbor, this is a very good "opener" for future
conversations! Yours just might be the only friendly gesture they experience today!
|Make time for someone today!
Give a tree...
yes, a tree to someone you love!
It will bring
years of pleasure
and remembrance of you!
There are many
you can make up
Think of the special interest of the person on your list...
the ideas are
I just received a gift I'll always love! It is a collage of
pictures of our children. Our friend got pictures from one of our daughters (unbeknownst
to me) and copied them and made the collage with a poem in the center of the grouping.
You can purchase a CD from the Graphic
Garden and on it you will find patterns for x stitching, stationery, email, webdesign and