It may be Black Friday, but I slept in and won’t be going anywhere near a shopping center today. We try to do as much handmade gift giving as possible, which definitely makes the holiday a lot less frenzied.
I’ve been saving jars for several months now — I still have no idea what I’m going to do with them, but we’ll turn them into something. My hope was to fill them with beach rocks that we paint with inspiring words. If anything, the jars will make for great gift wrap. I do a lot of knitting and I’ve also been meaning to learn how to embroider. The Tea Towel calendar embroidery kit just might do the trick, except I’d probably end up wanting to keep it for myself…
I’m totally crazy about the DIY felt doll house and think it’s a great idea for older kids who can sometimes be hard to hand-make for. You could either give it already made as a gift or build it together. For the people on our list that are too hard to gift hand-made, I prefer to shop green. The Guide offers some terrific eco-friendly gift ideas as well. Personally, I’d love the Patagonia boot-cut jeans, for any of the gift givers reading out there.
So hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Time to get my craft on!
What are your favorite handmade or eco-friendly gifts to give or get?
Photo credit: Curious Doodles