More Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

by Mel, the Gift Girl

Painted tote - Photo thanks to Majesty/

Painted tote - Photo thanks to Majesty/

Painted tote - Photo thanks to Majesty/
Christmas Recipe Box - Photo thanks to shimelle/
Wine Bottle Soap Dispenser - Photo thanks to Emily Carlin/

My latest homemade Christmas gift ideas:

Do you have an extra canvas bag laying around? These seem to mate and multiply in our house, all complete with advertising logos and stains. Grab a can of fabric spray paint (or even plain fabric paint, but it will be a bit more work), set the bag upside down on a post or hang by the handles and spray the bag all over. If the inside is stained, you can paint that too. Once the base coat is dry, use stamps or stencils to add a new design.

This is a nice homemade Christmas gift for anyone new in the family or for guests. Gather your family's favorite holiday recipes and print off copies. Then find a small box to hold the recipes and decorate it with scrapbook supplies.

Store bought soap dispensers usually don't seem to work very well. You can make a stylish dispenser as a gift in minutes. First you need an empty wine bottle. Buy a spout stopper to fit in the bottle. (You can find these at a liquor store, kitchen store or online.) Decorate the bottle as you wish...or leave the labels as decoration.

Do you have any extra washcloths in your bathroom? Check out this blog post from a fellow Michigander and see how she turned washcloths into cute bath mitt puppets:

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