In a Homemade Christmas I told you about our family tradition of homemade gifts among siblings. Now let’s see what the year 2018 brought at the Johnson house.
These sets of wooden blocks are such an easy, cheap, and fun addition to any boys room. The baby received painted wooden blocks from the 6 year old and the 4 year old gets to play with rustic house blocks. Both compliment each other and will add to their hours of play with cars and trucks.
It’s hard to see in this picture, but the little man is standing on a DIY balance board. He’s my busy sensory hungry kid and this is a great way to keep him focused and busy. I decorated the top with tie-dye duct tape.
I bought this kids sewing kit years ago (not currently available) and no one ever put it together. Since big brother gifted the little rhino a rifle this year, this gun case made the perfect homemade gift. The directions were long lost, but I did the best I could and think it turned out great! Haan offers other craft kits like this pillow.
She loves to cook and be in the kitchen. Her brother came up with the idea to make her a cookbook all by himself, which was perfect! I helped him include family favorite recipes and he decorated the cover.
Cloak or Cape
This flamingo also has been begging for a cloak for years. I finally pulled out scraps and created this cloak for her. Again, no instructions, but it turned out beautiful and she loves it!
Painted Horse Brush
My horse loving teen couldn’t have been more exited to have these horse brushes. Even though I’m not very artistic, I was able to hand paint her horses name on the back of the face brush. My inspiration came from much more creative people like this one.
The head monkey is on his way into the real world and he dreams of traveling the US in a camper. In honor of his dreams and his upcoming graduation party, my husband and I put together this framed map backed with cork. He’s already marked all the places he’s been!
None of these homemade gifts required extensive directions, although I wish I had better instructions for the sewing projects. Each one was created with the recipient in mind, making each gift unique and heart felt. A homemade Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated or above your talents. It just requires creative thinking and a willing heart.