As we enter December, many are facing a new stress … the holidays.
Per Mayo Clinic, “The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.”
If you are finding yourself anxious about spending a lot of money for gifts this year, one possible solution could be home-made gifts. For this week’s Feel Good Friday, we dive into some thrifty ideas for crafts that your loved ones will love.
If you find access to paper (any paper ought to do, though there is paper designed for origami) then perhaps you can make origami crafts for your friends and family. All it takes is paper, a YouTube tutorial such as this one, and some patience!
2. Candy cane sleighs
If your gift recipient has a sweet tooth, maybe a candy cane sleigh can deliver them some joy! Watch a fun tutorial here.
3. Homemade snow globe
Do you happen to have some mason jars lying around the house? With a bit of elbow-grease, you can turn that empty jar into a decorative snow globe gift!
4. Tea bag tree
If you are a tea lover, or are thinking of a gift for one, you may be surprised that you have the items around your house to make a miniature tree for them made of several delicious pouches of tea!
Check out the guide at ThirstyforTea.com
Or, if none of the above suit your interests, here’s a collection of ten home made gift ideas from Farmhouse on Boone from YouTube.
No matter what you choose this holiday season, just remember that the gifts are secondary to the true meaning of the season … loved ones, serenity, and giving in whatever way that you can.