Homespun Christmas Gifts

these are crafty and within budget christmas gifts for everyone on your shopping list


Do-It-Yourself Decorations

Homespun Christmas Gifts

Make this Christmas extra special

-Kristen Welch,


christmas ornamentsI love making handmade gifts. I started doing this in college years ago. I was on a tight budget, so I bought a beautiful antique frame at a garage sale and took meaningful mementos and photos and gave it to my Mom.


She cried – And I was hooked.

Here are two of the gifts I’m giving this holiday season:

Picture Frame Wreath

This was my inspiration:


holiday wreath


I saw it in the Exposures magazine and loved it. But it costs several hundred dollars – which is pretty much several hundred dollars out of my price range.

I remembered I had these cute place card holders. I bought them for a fancy party I never had. Because they were dirt cheap.


place card holders


 I removed the little white place cards and replaced them with family pictures:


family photos


 I bought this wreath last year after Christmas. It’s fairly plain, but classy.




 I attached the ‘frames’ with ribbon.


holiday wreath on a red door


 And it cost me nothing!

Monogrammed Coaster Set

1. Buy a small box of tiles from Home Depot or Lowes. I bought my box for under $5.

2. Other supplies:


art supplies


Ink Pad, stamp, felt pads (also at hardware stores) and clear spray.

 3. Put felt stickers on the bottom of the tile.

 4. Stamp monogram initial onto the front of the tile. I found the rubber letter monogram stamps at Hobby Lobby for a great price. The clear stamps worked great for this project.

 5. I put four coasters in a set (10 came in the box, so I can make two complete sets with a couple extra for mistakes).

 6. I sprayed each one with the clear coating and let them dry completely.

7. I tied the set up with a pretty bow!


coaster gifts

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0 thoughts on “Homespun Christmas Gifts

  1. busybee says:

    These are GREAT ideas. I’m not a crafty person at all, but these are things I would totally be happy to recieve and think I could probably even attempt making! thanks for the good article.

  2. CM-JJordan says:

    I love the picture wreath. That would be such a great present for a family member!

  3. CaliGal says:

    Great ideas!! I want to try to make the coasters.

  4. jadewalker says:

    I’m not very handy but the coaster idea definitely seems doable. It’s also a useful gift, which I tend to prefer. Thanks!

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