Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Home Made Christmas Gifts

I had fun making gifts for each of my nieces and nephews this year.

For my oldest niece I made her a necklace with her initial (I totally didn't get a picture).

For my oldest nephew, who is 8, I made marshmallow guns. Totally fun! I follow this tutorial if you're interested. Again, I had it wrapped before I got a picture and then once it was opened, well, they were busy shooting marshmallows...

For my next older nephew, who is 4, he lives in a tiny little town and thus they have to drive a lot in the car (the closest city is 2 hours away). So I made him a bunch of travel bingo style games (there are 2 sheets double-sided) in a pie plate with magnetic buttons and then a marble maze. All of them fit into a little draw string bag.

The youngest nephew is 2 and loves cars. He has some car mats, but they're all huge. I figured a smaller one that fits in the diaper bag (and on a church pew) would probably be a useful and fun item. So I designed this car mat, kind of putting together various ideas from around the internet. I used my silhouette to make the graphic for the front.

And for my youngest niece I made some matching dolls and cups that I saw online last year. I can't for the life of me find the link, so if you know where I got the idea, please pass on the site so I can give credit.


  1. I love the Bingo idea! Great for long car rides. I am sure that making a couple of these is in my future!!

  2. Do you have printables for the pie pans or should I make my own? Love the idea and going on a trip next weekend! (plus we drive 2 hours a day!)

  3. I would also love to know if you have the pie plate printables available to share. Those are so amazing!!


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