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Homemade Christmas gifts?
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Dave 50 8n    Posted 12-16-2003 at 16:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody out there giving homemade (or handmade) Christmas gifts?

Need some ideas.


mary    Posted 11-18-2005 at 10:21:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Calendars or planners with personalized pictures or drawings. buy cheap hat scarf and glove set personalized with buttons, sequins, dingle dangles attached for your shabby chic friends (going at trendy stores for upwards of $50.00). For the very creative, crafty, funky, stylish handmaden, deconstruction is so in. In stead of starting from scratch and hanmaking each piece. Try to find used items that need sprucing up and sew patches or cutouts of spongebob on sweatshirt hoodies for little boys, and sequins and pink flowers for girls. This year is all about renewing the old to create something fabulous...use your natural ready made resources

Wm. from NC    Posted 12-17-2003 at 01:59:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm giving a few things that I am making in my wood shop. I have made my daughter and daughter-in law small wooden chests. I made a small display case, for my son, with a glass in the door. Inside, I built a pedestal, and put my deceased fathers old wrist watch on the pedestal,for my son to keep. I built my son-in law a book shelf, for his new office. I'm building a fishing rod rack, for my brother, and another small chest for my sister-in law. I've been very busy!!!

Mike D.    Posted 12-16-2003 at 17:33:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get some good wood scrap from jobs. Got a lot of short length moldings. Making some mantle style shelves. The are small, between 8-12 inches long. I give them with mounting hooks and nails so it won't be hard to put them up. It is fun to see the stuff in a loved ones house. Good to hold keys, and stuff like that.

Two years ago I made candle stick holders, like a wall shelf, but it holds a candle stick. Darn things came in handy when Isabel struck and tore down the power lines.

I try to keep the gifts simple. And I try hard not to make any two alike. I paint nearly everything. Most of the wood I use is fingerjointed and looks bad stained.

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