Out of all the gift guides coming out this month here on this site, I have a hunch that this one will give the most “aha” moments of “THAT’S what I’m going to give!”
If you’re into the idea of pulling out whatever craft supplies you have around the house and making a mess with your kiddos in the name of making family members smile with truly priceless, homemade gifts, then hopefully this post helps you put your finger on what kind of DIY project you want to tackle and gift this year.
6 Homemade Grandparent Gift Ideas
Salt Dough Handprint Ornament, because they’re relatively easy and cheap, and you (*ahem* your kid) can make them as decorated and detailed (or not) as possible.
Mistletoe Tea Towels, because I can attest that these really do last and really do bring a ton of “awww”s from recipients (the girls and I cranked out about 10 of them in two hours last year). We did the same picture above but on tea towels (I ordered this pack and they were perfect). We used regular acrylic paint, and while it doesn’t wash off the towel, it does easily wash off your kids’ toes. 🙂
Helping hands oven mitt, because I saw the ones my sister made last year for the grandparents and they were stinkin’ precious! I would actually love some from the girls for my own kitchen. 🙂
Popsicle stick pen holder, because this gift is a triple threat: homemade, functional, and super cute even when it’s messy.
Snowflake ornament, because you could give all of the crafty supplies to your elementary kids with an example picture and let them make this completely by themselves. Old school but super cute!
Thumbprint Christmas lights picture frame, because this one wouldn’t involve much artistic talent on your end besides helping your kids dip their fingers in paint and connecting them with black lines. I really love this one and could see it being pulled out and displayed every Christmas for years and years.
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Hi! I’m a proud Army wife and mom to two little girls (ages 1 and 4), and I love sharing our lives with you. I blog all about motherhood, our time in the military, our travels, our meals, my fitness journey, my fashion favorites, and so much more. I truly enjoy sharing it all! I can’t get enough of birthday cake ice cream, weekend sunrise runs, or making my girls belly-laugh. I write almost daily about my family’s lives, and though I like to keep things light, I also share the messy parts too. Welcome! So glad to have you around. I’m active on Facebook and Instagram and would love to communicate with you there!