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    Help Christmas Gifts

    After getting my car towed, and a whole other mess, we're tight on money..... right in time for christmas

    I wanted to make some Christmas gifts for my mom, and MIL since they'll be at my house for Christmas, something for my step dad and FIL would be great too. (I'm not worried about my little brother, I know Santa is bringing him a million gifts, and he probably won't pay attention to mine... 8 year olds )

    So does anyone have any good ideas?! TIA!


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    I always love to make the fleece blankets. Either do the tie version, or it's really easy to sew a ribbon around the edges. Definitely a quick and easy project, and a gift that will last for a long time.

    Enjoy your crafting! I find they are the best presents anyways

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    Hot/cold packs -- take flax seed (or rice, but I prefer flax) and fill a pillow or tube sewn of a flannel picked for each person. They can be put in the freezer for cold pack use or microwaved for a couple of minutes for a nice hot pack. You can make different sizes and shapes for whatever use you would expect most (a nice tube makes a great one to put around the neck/shoulders, for example).
    Aprons if the women are into cooking/baking........
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    You could make picture albums for your Mother and MIL.

    Maybe you could personalize some ornaments for your parents or make them holiday wreaths.

    Can you maybe make some freezer jams or can some preserves or crockpot apple butter perhaps?
    You could find inexpensive fabric scraps and make this fabric scrap basket. Then fill it with things they like i.e. teas, coffee, homemade cookies, hot chocolate mix, and so on The Sometimes Crafter: Tutorial :: Fabric Scrap Basket
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    Make a college with your engagement pictures and buy a nice frame for your Mom's. Walmart.com will print up to an 8x10 for pretty cheap, plus you can get it in a hour.
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    I dont know if you have pinterest or not but there are really alot of great crafting ideas on there...maybe that would help?!?! if I think of something cool I will be sure to let you know !!
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    How about a family calendar with pictures of your family members and important dates to remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixi7272 View Post
    How about a family calendar with pictures of your family members and important dates to remember.
    That's a really cute idea!


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    search for the blog texas cottage... they have some great ideas. Should be the first one to come up on google.
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