this is a page for

Category: Homemade Gift Ideas

Indoor Herb Garden Ideas – Fast, Cheap and Easy!

We recently moved house and I’ve been missing my old herb garden really badly! I love to use fresh herbs in my cooking so this week I knuckled down to thinking about indoor herb garden ideas. I didn’t want to spend a fortune and I dedided to go for an indoor herb garden as I live…

Decorative Doorstops – How To Make a Doorstop Tonight

I love decorative doorstops as they’re so much more individual than store-bought ones and because you can make them for a fraction of the cost. Here’s how to make a doorstop, in simple illustrated steps. You’ll need a sewing machine for this project, but the process is very simple, so I’ve…

Teacher Appreciation Quotes Make Easy Homemade Gifts

Using teacher appreciation quotes in posters or in your thank you notes is a great way to say a heartfelt thank you to your teacher.  If you’re a dab hand with technology, it’s fun to get creative and to design your own posters or cards. I find PicMonkey super easy to use for poster-making…

Handmade Gifts for Teachers – Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

The boy and I made these handmade gifts for teachers from recycled aluminium (cat food) tins! We made them for more than one teacher, because the boy had so much fun planning and making them. They were fabulously popular with his teachers and they were a piece of cake to make.  The’re perfect for school fete days…

Plastic Bag Dispenser Tutorial – Free Homemade Gift Ideas

I’ve been planning to make a plastic bag dispenser for ages, to store all the plastic grocery bags I accumulate. When one of my girlfriends bought a really pretty one at a craft fair I got bag envy and I knew I had to make one just like it! (Yes, I know I’m sad) I…

Lavender Sachet Bags – Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

Making little lavender sachet bags and filling them with dried lavender buds harvested from my own garden is something I love to do. Way back in the days before fabric conditioner was even a glimmer in a marketing man’s eye, my Granny made lavender bags to keep her linens smelling sweet and now it’s a tradition…

Tooth Fairy Ideas – How to Make Tooth Fairy Pillows

Last week I was on the hunt for  tooth fairy ideas to make the Tooth Fairy’s visit fun for a colleague’s daughter. She’s got a wobbly tooth and it’s the first one, so I wanted to give her something pretty to make the ‘big day’ special. As I love…