Easy & Affordable Handmade Gift Giving Ideas

Today we have some great ideas for saving money while giving wonderful gifts to friends and family during this holiday season.

One of the things I give to the grandparents is photos of the kids. Grandparents love to see what the grandkids are doing through out the year. How about a beautiful framed football picture, or dance picture. There are so many possibilities.

One year I was really excited and created a 12 month picture book for the grandparents. I took pictures each month and then uploaded them on-line and created a full years worth of pictures and created a sofa table book. The grandparents also got to see how the kids grow throughout the year.

This picture idea below is such a wonderful idea – and directions are included

Just print off any picture you want, then spray paint a piece of wood black, cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila

or how about this one? Who wouldn’t love a set of these coasters?

DIY: Photos Tiles / Coasters

I LOVE this window – This is such a cool and unique idea.

 Color frame with black and white photo

For more ideas on saving money and gift giving ideas check out – oprah.com/money/how-to-save-on-holiday-gifts_1

I will leave you all to get your creative juices flowing. And check back soon as I will have a lot more ideas for affordable gift giving, holiday decorations, recipes & more!

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear


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