More Handmade Sibling Gifts

December 18, 2007


Hair Clips for Betty.
This was a group effort. Ralph, Maude and Olive each worked on these hair clips for Betty. Mostly we used scraps of ribbon and hot glue. But Ralph and Maude experimented with beading on 2 of them. Aren’t they darling? Betty will love opening her little box of accessories.




Painted t-shirt for Oscar.
Ralph designed and painted a car onto a piece of canvas using fabric paints. We sewed it on to a tee from Target with deliberately rough lines — a good technique for kids. It turned out cute. I like that it wraps around the side.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Britney December 18, 2007 at 4:54 pm

LOVE the hand-paint car on the tee!!! So cute and great idea! I also love the ribbon hair clips. Such crafty kids you have. :)

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2 Alyssa Coberly December 18, 2007 at 5:20 pm

i love that you take the time to help your children appreciate handmade christmas love! it will be something they remember for years, the getters and the givers/makers … so much fun!

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3 Sara L. December 18, 2007 at 6:54 pm

I mean this honestly, I’m a mom of three and having SUCH a hard time finding time. Can you tell me how you do it? I can barely keep up with the laundry. sigh.

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4 Emily S. December 18, 2007 at 10:32 pm

I love the idea of homemade sibling gifts. It’s so much more meaningful and will create great memories for the kids!

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5 Stacey December 19, 2007 at 8:39 am

I don’t even have kids yet and I absolutely LOVE the idea of having siblings create something for each other – and they’re such great ideas! I think you are raising people who will be very thoughtful gift givers from now on. Will remember these things for the future!

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6 Lizzy December 19, 2007 at 10:42 am

I’m so glad you are posting your handmade gifts this year again. we made snow globes this year, inspired from last years posts. now i know what we’re making next year!!

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7 emmyjw December 19, 2007 at 11:19 am

Wonderful! I am a homeschool mom of four and I love your ideas! Very creative and so sweet for them to make the gifts, it means so much more.

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8 ashlynn December 19, 2007 at 11:47 am

These are so great – I would love to receive these!

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9 Heather December 19, 2007 at 5:21 pm

What a wonderful Christmas tradition – making gifts for each other! I love it! Super cute car T-shirt, too.

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10 Jill December 19, 2007 at 7:55 pm

that shirt is awesome.. it looks very expensive… amazing!

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11 tina December 21, 2007 at 8:59 am

perfect gifts! how cute!!

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