Handmade Christmas: Presents

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I love making Christmas presents for friends and family. Not only do I enjoy the process of creating them but also planning what to make is just as fun!

I try and do something different each year and on those occasions where I run out of time, I buy gifts from handmade business owners and local, independent shops. This year I’ve a got limited amount of time, so I’m going to keep it simple and I thought I’d share some of my ideas with you.

Bathroom products / There are loads of gorgeous bathroom products you can make yourself, such as coffee soap or a lemon facial scrub. A favourite of mine is to pop some dried rose petals or lavender in a handmade sachet and attach a little note saying, “drop me in the bath for a soothing time!”

Scrummy food / Making a batch of jam, chutney or pesto can be made well in advance and done in one day too. Adding some pretty satin ribbon and a handmade label to the jar gives it a lovely homely touch.

Simple sewing / There are a tonne of simple sewing projects out there, which make great presents. Some of my favourite simple sewing projects include: vintage fabric tea towels wrapped up in pretty ribbon; mini lavender cushions to keep clothes smelling divine; and an ipad case made out of felt and decorated with contrasting coloured buttons.

A hamper with a difference / Making a hamper full of delicious food and drink is a great gift idea but why not try something a bit different. Cover a cute box with pretty wrapping paper and fill it with a selection of beauty products (including your own handmade soap of course!) or with a range of stationery such as a gorgeous notebook, set of pens and washi tape. You could even add in a few handmade paperclips by gluing colourful buttons on to the end of paperclips. Great for that stationery fan out there!

I hope you like these ideas and don’t forget to share all your makes with us over on Twitter!

 

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