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Last Minute Gift Ideas December 22, 2011

Need a last minute Christmas gift idea, that doesn’t look last minute? I’m a huge fan of home made gifts for loved ones, these are gifts the boys and I made for their for Father’s Day in past years, each took a few hours, no to very little cash, and (if I do say so myself) all turned out pretty awesome. With a little tweaking each can be customized for your loved ones….Hope you enjoy…and please excuse the cruddy picture quality!! (These are past posts I’m combining for the Holidays…and in my early blogging days my picture taking skills were lacking to say the least lol)

First Up –

Does your loved one like a sport or have a hobby? Take tons of pics of your kids doing what they loves and frame it :)


For this one my walls were already painted blue. I painted a circle of paper yellow for the sun and cut clouds out of computer paper, taped it all to the wall and covered the floor with material to look like water. I bribed the boys with French fries to sit on the board and tickled them to get the smiles.

Next –

We did this one 3 years back for Father’s Day and it’s still one of my favorites.

“Someday We Hope To Fill Your Shoes Dad (Mom, Grandmother, Grandfather, whomever…insert loved one here)”

All you have to do is dress your kids up in dads/moms clothes and take pics…make sure you can see the shoes in each pic. Another idea would be to just get the kids feet (in the grown-ups shoes of course) in the shot. I found this frame and letter stickers at the local drug store, if your kids can write have them write it.


And Finally –

I used my hands to make the letters because the boys were wiggly but if the kids will make the letters have them do it.

We made each letter with my hands and arms, and each picture is it’s own letter. Then I glued the pics to a piece of black poster board and surrounded it with pics of the whole family, framed it and voila! An awesome (inexpensive) homemade gift that shows how much you care :)


—and again so sorry for the cruddy picture quality, but I hope you’ve enjoyed these gift ideas and that they can help you solve your last minute shopping /gift giving delimas…..Have a homemade gift idea of your own, share it in the comments or post a link, I’m always looking for new fun gift ideas the kids and I can make.


3 Responses to “Last Minute Gift Ideas”

  1. The Queen Says:

    Well I’ll be goshdurned!!! You ARE crafty, Lucy. Who’d a thunk it!! Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. The Queen Says:

    Make that Sara…I knew you were crafty. For some reason, I had this crazy idea that your mom helped. LOL!!!

  3. grammyjj Says:

    i Love these. I passed the link along on my twitter feed. My favorite is the one of the kids in their Dad’s clothes – too cute!

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