Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Days: Day 29 - Homemade Gifts (Including Cool Ideas!)

If this is your first visit I welcome you to my little corner of the world!  You might want to start at the introduction of this series.  It explains what 31 Days of Change is, and has links to each day's post as they occur.  Just click on the 31 Days to Slash Your Budget Painlessly button at the top of my sidebar on the right.

Have you discovered Pinterest yet? It is one of the top three sites I visit when I log onto my computer everyday. Although if you are not careful, you can waste hours browsing Pinterest, it is also a great tool and an excellent source for homemade gift ideas.  Here are some ideas I've found:

Cute Tear-off Grocery List for Mom

Hershey Kisses in a Whisk for the Awesome Baker

Flavored Sugar for the Awesome Cook

Sweet Rosebud Headband for a Sweet Little Girl

Scrapbook Covered Coasters for the Perfect Hostess

Ruffled T-shirt Dress for the Young Fashion Diva

Stenciled Onsie for Baby

Sisal Bowl Filled with Fruit for Anyone

DIY Photo Canvas for Dad

Log Carrier for Dad

Heating Pad for Grandpa or Grandma

Leather Bracelet from a Belt for Teenager

Decorated Flip Flops for any Female

Vinyl Decorated Candle for Mom

Fabric Covered Magnetic Board for Grandma

Although we will still buy many of our Christmas gifts this year, I've decided to make at least one item for everyone on our list. It will save about $120 of our Christmas budget this year.   

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My tally so far:

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