Make Easy Homemade Gifts this Holiday Season with Vinyl Decals
The cooler nights, the shorter days, and the smell of autumn in the air are a sign of one thing this time of year....the holiday season is upon us. It's the time of year to curl up with a good book by the fire, bake our favorite recipes, and start finding the perfect gifts for everyone on our list. But, what are you going to do about that hard-to-buy-for person on your list?
Have you considered making simple, yet amazing, homemade gifts for this holiday season? Even if you're not all that crafty or have a lot of time to spare, we have a few suggestions to make your gift giving incredibly special this year using these vinyl decals.
Classroom Gift for Teachers
Teachers can be some of the hardest people to buy for on our shopping lists. Our conversations with them tend to center around our children or basic small talk and we rarely get to know them past the basics. Instead of having to resort to the usual apple themed knickknack, you could make them a homemade gift to use in their classroom for years to come. You can use this set of Classroom Birthday decals or stencils to create a wonderful gift they're sure to love. You can stencil the design on a piece of wood, like the example in the picture, or if you want a quicker option you can apply the decals to a nice dry erase board so the names can easily be wiped off.
"Not-another-toy" Gift for Children
Our children are usually the easiest people on our lists to shop for, but their lists are normally filled exclusively with toys. Toys are definitely a hit with the tiny humans of the world, but we, as parents, also want to give our children meaningful gifts along with their favorite toy. One way to do this is to make each member of the family a "Happy Moments" jar, created by Elizabeth Gilbert, to use in the coming year. Everyone can have their own personalized jar or you can make a family jar using decals, such as these. For this gift, you will need a jar that has a lid. Mason jars work great. You can paint the jars or leave them clear. Then, you just need to apply the decal to the side of the jar. The instructions are quite simple, but the reward is far-reaching. Every day, you write something good that happened to you on a piece of scrap paper and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, you open the jar and read all of the memories to appreciate how much things have changed over the course of the year and to be grateful for all of the good.
Personalized Gift for a Friend
People love personalized items, your friends and co-workers included. You can make a lovely personalized casserole dish in less than 30 minutes using these glass etching stencils, etching cream, and a foam brush. The best part of this project is anyone can do it. You don't need prior experience and the directions are simple. There's even an instructional video to see exactly how it's done. The results look professional and it will be a gift that you're proud to give and the receiver will cherish.
Making the perfect gift this holiday season doesn't have to be difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. After all, it truly is the thought that counts and nothing says "thoughtful" like a heart-warming homemade gift!