Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tips for a Pseudo-Martha Christmas!!!

December is here...and my girls cannot be happier! LOL Although we have had an unusually warm "winter" thus far, I am definitely starting to feel the spirit of Christmas in the air. Yes, the stores have all the usual Christmas fixins’ and carols are playing on the radio but what makes it Christmas for me is thinking about what special little gift I can make for my special friends and family.

Do you ever feel the "need" to create and/or find the perfect gift for that special someone? I know I do! And this year, I am going to give myself permission to accept some help to create that extra-special gift. So let me share some of my latest finds, ok?

For my brother, I am putting together a recipe book of all our childhood favorites. Some printable cards can be found here.

For my girls' bedroom doors, we are making these luscious ribbon wreaths. Instructions can be found here.

For my husband, my girls each make something special for him. This year, they are making these cute notebooks. It is easy enough for little hands but puts the stamp of "SPECIAL" all over it. The girls will draw some pictures in the books and add some photos and when he travels, he will have them close by.

For my daughter, neices and my daughters' close friends, my daughters and I are spending a day making these unique pieces. Aren't they the perfect finishing touch to any outfit? Click here for the instructions.

For the music affecionado in my group, I am going to burn a CD of their favorites. Rather than putting the CD in a regular jewel box, I am going to make these. Does this not win the Most Creative Wrapping Award?

There is a Diva in every crowd. These are sure to be a winner! I know I'll be whipping up a few of these too! And what a better way to use your punches and paper scraps!

For the grandparents or the person that has absolutely everything, I know they will go ga-ga over these delicious photo cubes! Thank you Martha!

What is gift giving if you can't give yourself a little something something? *wink* *wink* Well I am going to make myself a few of these! I love lists and these are irresistable!

So what do you think? I hope I have inspired you to think outside the norm and spend some quality time with your friends and/or children to create some of these easy to make gifts so that you too can have a Pseudo-Martha Christmas!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, ok?


Jess said...
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Jess said...

Wow V this is a fabulous article! What a great resource for all the special people on our Christmas lists!

Ellen/elcrafty said...

wow V great Ideas, that's for posting them!

Lorraine said...

You've gathered some great gifting ideas here, V! TFS!

Jen said...

Fabulous links, V! Thanks for sharing such inspiring ideas!

Anonymous said...

I love the grocery list. I know DH would appreciate it too, as he does most of the grocery shopping!!

Laura said...

You are just so inspiring V - thanks for all the links and wonderful ideas!!