Saturday, December 11, 2010

Homemade Gift Ideas

Hey my friends!
It's gift-giving time.
My favorite gifts to give are homemade goodies, straight from the heart :)
Here are a few ideas to consider, especially if you like fresh fruits for the Holidays.

A Cranberry Wreath


Even little hands can pitch in!
Just cut a piece of steelwire, which is flexible, and string on 
fresh cranberries.


Add your favorite ribbon to cover the wire.




The varied colors of cranberries are amazing.
Some almost pink, others deep dark red.






Maybe a good gift for teachers or neighbors.






Of course, twine is a great choice, too.




You could also use apples for gifts.
Consider placing one in a little box or cheap bucket,
then adorn with fresh rosemary or greenery.






Buckets of Rosemary

Just cut out a square of burlap to cover the store-bought container.
I got these quart rosemary plants at Home Depot for $3.50 each.
Add a little ribbon, to make a semi-homemade aromatic gift!




Well, there are so many homemade gift ideas out in blogland right now.
I just wanted to share a few, too.
Please take a moment to check out this homemade hot chocolate recipe.

Gifts don't have to be elaborate or expensive,
it's the thought that counts, right?
What I enjoy most during the Holidays is making memories with my kids.
What a better way to do this, than homemade gifts and goodies.
I hope you're making some of your own this Christmas.

Blessings,
Becky C

20 comments:

Karen said...

I totally agree too! These are so simple, but so thoughtful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Cobalt Violet said...

Yes, simply beautiful. Lovely photos too. I think I need to go string some cranberries!

Cat & Cricket said...

Becky~ your photos alone are amazing... and who would not be thrilled with any of those gifts!!! Beautifully done!

Molly said...

I found you by such a happy accident! Wonderful blog, beautiful photos and fantastic ideas. You have such a wonderful style--rustic, but elegant at the same time! I am your newest happy follower!

French Hen Farm said...

so beautiful, so simple yet elegant! Perfect for Christmas. Exactly the kind of gifts I like to give and receive.
Beautiful blog! Beautiful pictures!
Enjoy your weekend!
Linda

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Great Ideas for gifts. I'm thinking of making a couple of the cranberry wreaths for my neighbors.....and maybe a few for myself as well. Just wondering if they will dry nicely? Or is it a one time decoration???

Brenda Kula said...

What an aromatic gift! I went outside today and cut some lavender and other herbs to add to some rose bouquets that the cold hasn't gotten yet.
Brenda

Amy Kinser said...

Why is it that everything you do looks just perfect to me?

I love the cranberry wreaths. So dainty and pretty. And, the rosemary plants are great with the burlap.

My girls and I actually made all homemade Christmas cards this year. We crafted about seventy cards and sent them out. So fun.

Anne Marie said...

All TERRIFIC ideas Becky!!! I swear your photography skills/styling are getting better each time I visit you (which is every day :)

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I love this idea Becky, and I'm with Anne Marie.....better all the time!

Hey, please send me your mailing address at sales@laurieannas.com so we can get your gift out to you!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Really cute!
I love the Rosemary idea!
I have my Rosemary in the mud room right now for winter.
I love to cook with it and it SMELLS so good!
Thanks for the ideas!

Burlap Luxe said...

happy to see that you are celebrating the love for your Mom! Cranberry wreath is great I am going to make one :)

I so enjoyed my visit and I will be taking away with me Buckets of inspiring idea's.

JOYEUX NOEL!
Cheers
~DORE~

CandaceAshley said...

I just found your blog, and I love the name! I am a burlap fanatic, and I am so excited to find your work!!! YAY! Come stop by, I am a new follower! You have great ideas!

Atif said...

these are so impressive and amazing the Rosemary bouquet is too much attractive and lovely.

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