Here are some ideas of handmade gifts that can be given to a family on short notice.
1. Photo Bookmarks
Every home has a cute silly bookworm. This gift is perfect for your geeky little nephew or little sister. And maybe even your grandparents if they are fond of reading.
Therefore, for this, all you have to do is get a hold of their photos. I prefer the most candid shots. Just get them printed on a sturdy glossy paper.
Thereafter, paste them on a hard cardboard piece and then cut them out in shape. You can either go with old pictures or even ask them to pose for new ones. Just imagine what fun the photoshoot would be.
Finally, conclude your project by attaching a colorful tassel or ribbon of your liking.
2. Photo Collage Monograms
You can find these wooden alphabets at about any craft store. They look exceptionally beautiful when done right or even if they are not, they surely catch your eye every time you walk past them in the dining area. So be it a “K” or a “W”, just make a collage of your favorite pictures.
However, don’t ruin the actual photos though. Just get new copies printed and lay them a place in the order you want them to be seen.
Stick them good and you can even decorate them with glitter pens and beads and colored strings and ribbons. They make an attractive piece for the book-shelf or nightstand.
3. Goodies Bouquet (Handmade Gifts)
This is without a doubt the perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth and for someone difficult to shop for! We all love candy, right? You can include that and more, like chocolates, cookies, marshmallows, jelly and whatever you can think of. I like this idea for a “would be” mother or a teenager or perhaps for dads on Father’s Day.
Furthermore, thinking of dads, a liquor bouquet is as thrilling as the candy one. This easily becomes the manliest gift ever with liquor bottles, shot glasses, cigars, and filter and probably some beef jerky sticks.
4. Photo Magnets (Handmade Gifts)
This is probably the easiest trick for a neat gift. All you need is a big glass jar or mug or cup that is nicely shaped and spacious enough to hold all the goodies that you are going to buy for Mother’s Day or your friend’s birthday.
You could do this for just any occasion that comes to your mind. The jar or cup could say anything, from getting well soon messages to baby shower blessings to anniversary wishes and much more.
Notably, you can fill them up with handmade gifts like spa kits, baby knitwear, facial gels, and art material. In addition, you can add ready to bake cake-mix, gift cards, lip gloss, candy or nail polish.
Consequently, anything works here. Don’t forget to decorate them with your favorite glitter and sequin and what all you can find in your grandmother’s sewing kit.