Christmas crafts

United States
July 15, 2008 10:45pm CST
I need ideas for crafts I can do around Christmas time to give as gifts. I need to make approx 20 of something very similar but different for each person. I'm not too crafty so I need ideas that virtually anyone could do with good instruction. Have you made items for many people as gifts? What were they and did they take a lot of your time?
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3 responses
• United States
17 Jul 08
I make ornaments from polymer clay. I decoupage pictures of grandchildren, favorite places, pets on each... esentially customizing them for the individual. I made several as custom orders at my handmade shop over the last year (and have also filled custom orders for magnets too-another good idea) I also etch a holiday scene, which I'll hand-paint after baking. You can easily make 20 similar ornaments, but personal to each individual which may make it a keepsake. You can do basically the same thing with magnets. Sets of magnets might take a little time to make, but they aren't very costly to make. I haven't even thought of starting crafts for Autumn yet, much less Christmas...lol
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
17 Jul 08
what about making some sort of ornament for christmas? but first, go to the library and check out some books on christmas crafts. now is the time to do this as they should have all their books in store...i am making cards and tags for christmas right now.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I agree with shooie here. I like to make cookie mixes, and cake mixes and put them in jars. I also do homemade granola and things like that. You can make each group of jars different depending on what the kinds of things are they like.