Thanks for sharing your ideas. Hope it helped. Happy New Year!!
dang, that has a lot of typos. sorry about that. going to bed now!
hmmm... good one! my kids have already wrote out their Christmas
wish lits and "mailed" them. We used a sticker for a stamp and then
I took them to the "mailbox". Wish is actually my top dresser
drawer under some things lol. I think this year we are going to
make some salt dough ornaments too. I have also already put the
Christmas cards that I have received from here to good use. I
wrapped our family bulletin board in wrapping paper and then taped
the cards to it. It makes for a nice decoration =) Thats all I can
think of for now lol. =)
I am taking my daughter to the asistant living center my Grandma
her great Grandma was in and died in(JULY/09) we are going to make
fudge to pass out) and see all my grandma friends and this will
help make there Christmas as well i hope, plus i want to go visit
the room my grandma stayed it just to feel close to her again :)
My kids have been working on crafty ornaments this year (some kind
of beading they have recently discovered)-they are turning out
beautiful. I usually bake my neighbors cookies and brownies.
I love this wish. You are a very kind,and giving person. Your idea
is a good one too-the funny thing, is that my kids usually gift me
with coupons that they will do chores lol.
Any more ideas out there?? I know this wish is buried but it's got
at least 8 people who are checking for ideas!
I remember the yarn dolls my mom used to make for us. It was four
braids for arms and legs and a yarn covered styrofoam ball for a
head and clothes made from scrap material. I used to make character
wall plaques out of thin plywood and paint them. I also had a
candle making phase which made some inexpensive gifts. I threw in
old crayons to color them. If you have a computer and printer you
could make personalized stationary and madlibs and flash cards and
all the cool stuff Kelley suggested. stephmikealyssa I love the I
Spy game idea!
What we usually do is go to a homeless shelter that has children
and I usually read stories to the kids. I help serve dinner to the
families. I always remind my children that even though those
families are homeless. They are NOT hopeless.
Great ideas heroes!! Keep them coming!
Fruit baskets, baked goods,crocheted items, a picture collage in a
nice frame,spray paint pine cones and give out to nursing home
patients,gather the family to go sing carols to them as well.I do
cactus gardens in a terra cotta dish, with colored sand and a small
ornament in the middle,will live forever and little care. Buy a
nice glass vase or bowl from thrift store add colored rocks and a
betta fish, get their food and chlorine removal drops all under 10
dollars,great gift to give someone something to care for. Visit a
shelter and walk the homeless animals. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
and homeless shelter or better yet an abused shelter and you will
not remember a thing about your own need for gifts.
couple more that i really had fun with .. making CD's with favorite
songs. One family member who toyed with guitar wrote a song. Make a
small movie if you have a video camera. We wrote a poem switching
words to "night before christmas" and video taped the lines. Took a
little bit of editing.
are well pressed on (I also put the year underneath their name),
spray the ball with the frosting spray. 2 lighter coats worked
best, then when they are completely dry, carefully remove the
stickers, I used a craft knife so that I made sure that I didn't
scratch the frosting, tie a pretty ribbon for the hanger, or use
standard ornament hangers.
LOVE this wish! me and everyone else I am sure could use the
ideas!!! I LOVE the jar idea. I am going to make one for my 5 yr
old daughter. She would love it! A few ideas that I have been given
this year are..
homemade bath salts for family- This costs less than $2.00 per
batch. You buy a box of epsom salts. Add food coloring to color the
salts and a drop of fragrance old for scent. Put them in pop
bottles or jars with pretty ribbon.
I spy bottles- take a clear 20 oz pop bottle. Fill with bird seed
and add small objects such as a safety pin, a dime, a corn kernel,
etc. List the items on the outside of the bottle. Kids and adults
will have fun trying to find the items in the closed bottle as they
turn it and turn it.
Here's an easy personal gift idea. Buy a box of shiny colored
Christmas balls, a can of glass frosting spray paint, and some
lettering stickers, I used the ones from my Scrapbooking stuff. Use
the stickers to spell out the persons name, make sure they a
We are going to make a story book for a little one, illustrate it
using pics of stuffed animals acting out the scenes. Another family
member writes poems about a specific person past year. Then we have
a baker in the family. In years past we made scrapbooks for family
members .. those were cute. Or a picture collage you can frame
(even that can be homemade) One year a family member went wild
making everyone a yarn wreath. As a family effort .. do something
for a neighbor or nursing home in your area. One year I made
someone close to me a game book with homemade crossword puzzles ..
dot to dots, ect. Kids have fun making pictures or mosaics with
macaroni, pennies, anything you have a lot of haha ..i am full of
it .. ideas that is.