Growing up, I was always taught that handmade gifts meant more than store bought ones, so every holiday season (from when I was a mere five or six years old!) I created my own handmade gifts for my family members. It’s one of my very favorite family holiday traditions and to this day, I make it a point to create a custom handmade gift for every one of my family members every Christmas. Many of us still have the gifts we’ve made each other over the years, as well. I highly recommend starting a handmade holiday gift tradition in your family! It doesn’t matter if you’re strapped for cash, or just looking to get your hands dirty with a few crafts this holiday season, these handmade holiday gift ideas are perfect for ANYONE on your list.
Break out your extra 2×4 strips of wood and put them to use as an advent calendar gift for a neighbor! Create a triangle out of your wood that measures 34-3/4”. The bottom of the triangle is 28”. Once built, stain or paint and let dry. Next, attach small galvanized buckets to the tree and fill with wonderful Christmas goodies! This is one of those handmade holiday gifts that are perfect when given early! Photo and tutorial from Sugar and Cloth.