Kiki Halbert Designs

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Super Saturday Stretch Inspiration with Amberlee

Christmas Time Fun! It's the 11th of December do you know where your homemade gifts are? Are they ready to go? Or are you still working on them? Do you suddenly need something for a party at work or a child's teacher? Then you have come to the right place!

1. Altoids or plain Tins--you can make an album for family members with photos, for a teacher using quotes, or your best friend. You can print out pages once you measure the tin. For more ideas on how to create a small album from a tin here are a couple great links to get you started.

Altoid Tin on MonkeySee (there are multiple videos)

Mini Album

Shopping Survival Kit (so cute!)

2. Websites with Homemade Christmas Gift ideas

Family Fun for kids who want to create fun gifts for everyone

Mom's Who Think has great ideas as well

Martha Stewart's handmade gift ideas

3. Another great idea is to take the old CD jewel cases you may have laying around and create a calendar to put inside. You can measure the inside of the case (which stands up and holds the calendar pages inside) and create digital calendar pages to print, cut and place inside. I didn't use a template, but I am sure you can find some online as well.

4. Create a tag album using tags and your circle or snowflake punch. Using 4 to 6 tags you take your punched out circles and fold them in half and use them to attach to the tags to create an accordion album. You can add snowflakes to the circles or, if your snowflake is large enough, use just the snowflake. Add quotes, small photos and embellishments. Can also be used as a card or tag mini for decoration on a package.

5. A special Christmas Recipe booklet, tin or album. Share your favorite and most cherished family recipes with your children or someone special. There are lots of references on the internet for a variety of styles.

I hope that helps you come up with something quick, easy and from the heart for those on your list you haven't been able to make anything for yet. Or save this page and start early for next year! Have a great weekend!