30.11.11

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas Under Five Dollars

This year I've decided to try and make as many holiday gifts as possible. Over the next few weeks I will be posting the things we've made:
** Spoiler Alert** 
If you're someone we know 'in real life' reading on may cause you to see your present prior to actually getting it.  

The monkeys mixed up cement- We bought a bag at the hardware store for under three dollars 

 I used recycled cookie tins to pour the cement in- then we used glass beads I bought in the craft section of a big box store for under three dollars

 One of these Stepping Stones is for our neighbor and we added their doggies paw prints and wrote his name.

We actually have a bunch of Stepping Stones in our yard that we've made as Father's Day gifts with the kids hand prints- They are great for walk ways, in gardens, in front of BBQ's and we have some around our pool equipment area- 

19 comments:

Kristin H said...

Your boys are soooo lucky:) Great gift!

ShannonAnn said...

What an awesome idea for Christmas gifts!

a new girl in vienna said...

ah, what a lovely idea!

Sara said...

Aw, I love those. I have always wanted to make some but never have...maybe I (kids) will give it a try

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

How wonderful to make your holiday presents! Special gifts, that will surely be deeply appreciated, as well as, fun for you & your boys to make. What could be better!

David Toms said...

Homemade gifts are the best, as they really show that you care enough about some one to actually take the time out to make something.

All these fun projects you get your boys to do are such are such fun. More children should be doing this.

Pat Tillett said...

That is so cool! They will remember this forever and I'm sure they'll teach their kids.

mermaid gallery said...

better than mud pies and great gifts too!...good one!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

My cousin and her boys make many of their gifts as well. Last year I received an awesome tshirt with my initials on it and some vanilla sugar. I love that they made them for me. Your neighbor will adore that stepping stone, great idea!

tulpen said...

We've made stepping stones before... but none this cute!

Mama Gone Green said...

awesome!

Sara Szatmary said...

I'm 25 and my parents still request "Art from Sara" on every Christmas list. It's so personal and I don't think anyone appreciates it more than parents.

anna said...

This is such a wonderful, personal gift idea.

Laura @Art For Little Hands said...

I love it!

Bethany said...

The stones are beautiful!

Jenny in Ohio said...

what a cute idea! You are so crafty with your boys.

barefoot mama said...

Precious!! <3

Brooke @ Let Kids Create said...

What a fun and very personalized gift. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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