I can't share this year's homemade Christmas presents cuz my momma reads this blog. I wasn't a blogger last Christmas, but I sure was into DIY Christmas presents!
My husband made these votive-holder logs. He simply drilled large holes in the top of the log that would fit a votive candle.
We kept one for our house and it's one of my favorite pieces!
Here is the votive-log all dressed up for Christmas.
The next project took a little more time and I should have worked on it before the weather got below freezing! I remember being very cold with fingers so stiff they'd hardly work the camera as I went around our property looking for letter shapes. Here are several:
I found these frames at Walmart, and while I wasn't thrilled with them, they fit my budget. All three families I gave these to had 6 letters in their names, so I gave them each two frames. I'm planning to decoupage our family name to a barn board instead.
Our families loved the letters, especially since they were all from around our property.
I think this one was actually from 2008, but who's counting?! I had my then-18-month-old J1 help me mix and roll out and cut cinnamon-applesauce ornaments!
... and gingerbread men.
These are great for grandparents and smell good for years! In fact, my now-husband and I made these for our first Christmas tree 6 years ago and those still smell great too! Here's a good recipe.
Well, I need to get to work on this year's homemade gifts! I can't believe there are less than three weeks until Christmas! Am I the only one?!