Thursday, December 06, 2007

More Homemade Ideas

I just finished my current work assignment yesterday and don't have a job until Jan7. I do still have to pack up and drive to SC. Lots to do, lots of gifts to still figure out. So here are a few more ideas for homemade gifts, these are quick and easy.

A mix CD/tape
The mix tape was such a high school/college endeavor. Nowadays, I love my iPod and the ease of click-and-drag mixes, that the space is relatively unlimited, that it's so easy to skip a song or set it to random. But there is something to be said for a tangible mix CD/tape. Thinking back on mix tapes, more thought had to be given to them. A mix tape, with only about 20 song choices had to be concise and each song had to have a purpose. Taking time to choose each song, did it say enough, did it reveal too much? Then trying to put the songs in the right order and give the mix a cool name. Well, thanks to Chelsea at {frolic!} you can have the best of both worlds, digital music with attention to detail of a mix tape.

Make necklaces or bracelets for people. These necklaces are OK but they are fairly generic. I really like idea of using cross-stich thread or something like that and finding charms and writing cards that are specific to my friends and their loves/needs/dreams. Like this cute eyeglass charm to help someone better see their future. An acorn to remember what can grow from a small seed. Lots of options! And depending on what type of friends you have, there are other charms like bedpans and spark plugs.

Still looking for more ideas, check out buyhandmade, where people pledge to buy handmade (duh) and share ideas.


P O S I E S said...

Ha! I like this. Are you moving or just going home for the holidays??

-Chelsea (blogger only let's me post under my blogger account now, annoying!)

Emily said...

This year I have, more by necessity, hand-made all my ornaments. And because of you I have burnt orange slices hanging on my tree. (well its not your fault they are burnt, I just never thought of drying ornges before). It looks pretty cool actually and very traditional with popped corn and cranberry strings too.

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Emily, that sounds fun! I want to se a picture of it, maybe I should go look at your blog and see what cute photos of Le Petit Daquote you have now.