Some of the things we made were repeats and some were new...all were enjoyed.
Gabriel gave all the adults honey and made these marshmallows guns for the cousins and his younger siblings. These are really fun blow guns and really easy to make. You just need a 1/2" pvc pipe a couple of elbows, T's and end caps. He painted each one a little differently so that there would be no sharing.
matching pajamas. The boys were red (no photo - it dissappeared) and the girls were purple. My older boys are the only older cousins and they don't appreciate matching pj's anymore so I didn't make them any. My sister's children liked these so much last year that they requested them again, that made me pretty happy.
Jamie's "joy" sign. I found some rectangle photo frames that I spray painted to match each family's home. Then I bought paper at Hobby Lobby and printed out each family's name. I took the name to Office Depot and had them blow it up. I you have a good quality printer you can probably not to that but ours doesn't print very dark. Josiah was kind enough to cut me some thin wood the size of the glass. I decopauged the paper onto the wood and then added the letters.
We don't only give handmade gifts each year. But in the midst of toys, clothes, movies and gift cards there is always a place for handmade gifts.
What handmades did you make or receive this year?
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