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 Homemade Holiday Gifts--UPDATE
 

Our Printer winner is Sharon S. from Middleport, New York. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!


Sometimes when I read of all of the creative things that other moms make, I admit I’m a little envious. Unfortunately, I am hopelessly craft-challenged and many of the projects described are beyond my well-intentioned scope. I am the poster mom for moms who can’t make posters. I can’t color within the lines, and if I owned a pair of crinkle-edged scissors, I’d probably run with them.

So when folks start talking about homemade gifts for the holidays, I usually slink back to remedial craft class.

But not this year.

A friend turned me on to some projects that even I could complete beautifully and effortlessly. So one evening with carols playing in the background, my kids and I set out to make homemade, giveable, low-cost Christmas gifts.

First, we made these Cookies-In-A-Jar teacher’s gifts. This was a perfect project for little ones because they could help measure and really made their own gifts. We printed out the recipe cards--which looked as delicious as the cookies themselves--and tied ribbons around them.
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We also made the gift card holders that actually looked like gifts. Again, the kids helped cut out the patterns and glue on the embellishments. There are scrapbook pages, photo frames, and dozens of other projects to choose from.

Not only did we share a family holiday activity together, but we did it for such a low cost. The only materials we needed (with the exception of the cookie ingredients and jars) were the HP Brochure and Flyer paper and a printer. All of the instructions and artwork are easy (and free!) to download, and truly, if this anti-craft Momma can do it, anyone can.

And to help you, the generous folks at HP are going to give you a hand. Actually a wireless printer. Readers who email me some holiday cheer by midnight on Christmas Eve will be entered into the random drawing to win.

So get creative and Happy Holidays!

Very impressive! The jars are so cute ....I'm a closet wanna be Martha, but, I'm really not very crafty.
Merry Christmas!!!!
Posted by Bernadette Norus, 12/18/08, 11:08pm
Very impressive! The jars are so cute ....I'm a closet wanna be Martha, but, I'm really not very crafty.
Merry Christmas!!!!
Posted by Bernadette N., 12/18/08, 11:08pm
I actually own a pair of those crinkle-edged scissors but somewhere along the way I lost my semi-creative edge!! What a great idea for a teacher's gift...way to go>
Posted by Sandra C., 12/19/08, 11:25am
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