December 13th, 2016:
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Today’s blog question: Do you ever make gifts yourself? If so, what have you made?
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We have made succulent hypertufah planters. They looked awesome so I kept one for myself :-D.
I make home made loaves of bread for family.
Does growing count as making? When I don’t travel I grow weed I’ve been doing it for my own medical reasons and to help out some friends and family who are unable to grow their own for years. But this year now that the state has made it legal for any adult I’ve been able to give it to a lot more of my friends and family and I’ve even gone around town and given away baggies to dozens of random adults who looked like they needed a joint or 2.
Yeah I know that’s a crazy answer but it’s the best I got I’ve got no artistic skills no creative abilities but I sure have a green thumb
I NEVER make gifts myself, very purposely… I have tried before and have found I’m ‘all thumbs’…
Back in 1975, I was in a crafts course. It came in handy since I didn’t have to shop for gifts. I made rope a bench a book holder, a wrought iron plant hanger, and other cool things for my family.
I also made my sister a chores coupon book. It had chores as washing the dishes and vacuuming a room.
I made a Christmas present of a jewelry box’s and candy.
Merry Christmas c crane !
I don’t make gifts, but my daughter is an artist and draws cards for people 😊
I make gifts all the time, but they are composed of food items. Usually cookie platters, candy, etc.
I have designed calendars for family.
I enjoy baking cookies for family, friends and neighbors. Hardly anyone refuses an edible present.
I am an avid sewer. Favorite gifts to make are wallets and purses
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It has been years since I made a present. I think it was for my parents. As they grew older, one gift they always enjoyed was when I made time to go to the zoo with them or fishing with my Dad.
This year I took peanut butter jars and painted the lids and installed knobs in top and filled them with candy.
I have made a rocking horse for my niece and wooden toy cars and trucks for my nephew.
Sure. This year I am giving home-made hickory-smoked maple-cured bacon.
I do well to wrap presents. Making something is way beyond my skill sets. Minor, very minor, repairs is as handy as it gets.
Fruitcake that beats anything you can get in stores.
I make photo albums and give then for Christmas.
In retirement I tried my had at wood carving. I am still trying. My father ,who past away several years ago use to carve Santas for all of my sibilings. I now carve and date snowmen for my wife,son and daughter-in-law. Always something different each year and most years,but not all, slightly better in skill level.
Yes. I send hand made Greeting cards.
I gift homemade strawberry jam.
Oh yes! I gift my special handmade cranberry bread
I make cinnamon ornaments and personalize them with the recipient’s picture
This year I a company to make photo calendars for my wife and her parents.
Well make them? I am a professor who is academically dead – rigor motris is late. I have no talent to make anything (that’s why i’m a professor) To put my heart on my sleeve, i haven’t been too good this year – so i will go buy my own presents, Hah Santa…take that!
As a quilter, I have given my quilted creations as gifts.
a piece of furniture
Oh, yes! make as much as possible. I have given numerous Christmas wreaths. and they are always a welcomed gift. and so joyous.
I have crocheted and knitted gifts as well as baked gifts. All made with great love and care:)
Yes- last Christmas I gifted bird feeders that I made
I like to make ornaments for friends and family. They are always fun, personal, inexpensive and appreciated by the recipient’s. It’s something they use year after year and will always remind them of me for years to come.
Yes, I have made at least a few homemade gifts every year for as long as I can remember, and have passed that tradition on to my daughter, who is passing it onto my granddaughter. The joy of creating something with your hands to share is far more satisfying than just buying a random gift someone can go buy themselves. I do a mix of buy & create. I’ve gifted homemade foods, art, clothes, plantings, certificates for gifts of time (like jewelry cleaning), and more over the years. I’m actually up now listening to C2C while making a little mermaid snow globe ornament for my 4 year old granddaughter. I’ll be helping her make little ornaments to give as gifts this weekend. Last year I refinished a pair of vintage candlestick holders in pearly paint for my daughter’s new house.
I don’t make gifts, but sometimes work to install something manufactured by others. Sometimes there are new and creative ways of carrying out an installation.
I made a light saber violin bow, for my daughter who loves both violin and Star Wars.
I cook and make stained glass…..I love to gift homemade items.
no I have not.
I usually make learning gifts for the kids when I can not find what I want in the store. The gifts may be coloring pages of connect the dots. ABC or 1 2 3.
no,except for x-mas cards when I was a kid
Yup! Scarves, coloring books, cards, book marks, and I am not sure what else! 🙂
Yes, every year! I can’t remember all the things I have made.