When I’m giving gifts, I like to be personal. I want to make it something the person will like, but add my own touch if possible. When I received my Cricut machine for Christmas, the possibilities for hand made gifts became endless! I have made a few things for others with it, and have made countless projects for our Wedding, and our new house. I am all about signs, so there will be quite a few displayed
Some reasons to make a gift:
-it shows you took the time to think about the person
– gifts can show an aspect of your friendship, or relationship in a way other’s didn’t know
– it’s personal
-It is usually cheaper than other gifts, but means more
– It’s unique
– You can tailor it to the color scheme of your choice
– It’s fun to do!
When Aaron’s birthday appeared out of no where, I tried to think of something I could make him. Ultimately, I decided things off of his Sears registry would mean more to him (maybe not mean more, but are more needed!). I still needed to make something personal for him, so I decided to make him a home made card! I was really excited with how this turned out! Unfortunately, I think it killed my computer! I was trying to make something else to put on it, when my computer died and hasn’t come back to life. Bummer.
The next holiday that approached was Mother’s Day. I asked my mom what she wanted, and lo and behold, I was told my brother and I chipped in for a TV for our back deck. It would be combined with both Mother’s and Father’s Day. This is great, except my mom isn’t a huge TV person, and I wanted to get her something she’d love. I took to Pinterest to find this so called object! After some searching, I saw some things I liked, and got to work. I had my dad cut me some pieces of wood (he has so many tools, and has a lot of wood in our garage!). We all know I am a picture person, I set out to make something with pictures, and something that showed her how much she means to me, even if I will be moving out in a few short months.
I loved the end result! She still isn’t sure where she is putting it, but she definitely loved it on Mother’s Day! I saw many other sayings out there about mom’s and daughters, but then I thought of this, and it basically describes our relationship, so I went with it!
Once I made her gift, I realized I should make her a home-made card, too! This one was less work, but I still think it turned out nicely! I couldn’t find anything I wanted to put on the front without it taking away from the card, so I left it plain, which I believe worked well, anyway!
Do you ever make gifts for people?
Are you a fan of receiving home-made presents?
What did you get your mom for mother’s day?