Homemade Gift Ideas
Published May 25, 2016
Everyone appreciates a homemade gift.
The thought that is taken to plan and create a personalized gift is never taken for granted.
Rather than purchasing a store-bought gift for a friend or family member, why not take a little time to make them something really special?
Here are a few homemade gift ideas that only take minutes to prepare and may be wrapped up in an impressive manner.
These scrubs are wonderful gift ideas for the recipient who loves to take care of their skin. Simple ingredients such as sea salt and coconut oil combine beautifully together to create a wonderful body scrub. If you can source pink sea salt it will add a nice, soft colour to the scrub.
Combine one cup of coconut oil with one cup of pink sea salt. Add your mixture to a decorative glass vase or container and wrap it in clear cellophane. Tie off the gift with a pretty ribbon.
This scrub will be fresh for two weeks or longer if kept in the refrigerator.
I recently saw this idea at a friend’s home and thought it was brilliant. A simple beach towel is transformed into a tick-tack-toe board for the kids. Purchase an inexpensive solid, coloured towel at your local department store. You will also require a roll of co-ordinating 19 mm ribbon. Give the towel a quick wash in the washing machine.
Measure out the tick-tack-toe grid on your towel with the ribbon and cut the pieces accordingly. Sew the ribbon onto the towel with a sewing machine or by hand.
Fold up the four corners of the towel and sew the edges to form small pockets.
Place small, round, flat rocks inside the pockets. Roll the towel and fasten it with the co-ordinating ribbon.
Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. bludogstagingandredesign.com