In this post, I am going to show you the Christmas gifts I made just for my boys. In the next post, I will show you the rest that were made for family members. I made about 70 gifts within a month's time!!! Some of these were sewn and some just made but man it was alot. I did not plan on making that many but money was tight and I wanted family and our boys to get gifts so this is what had to be done. An amazing former high school teacher of mine sent me two boxes full of random material and other random sewing things. I could not have made the majority of this stuff with out it. So thank you so much, again, Jenny Smith Cummins! Also I thank God my boys play well together or all of this wouldn't have happened.
The majority of the gift ideas came from Pinterest of course. :) If you haven't checked Pinterest out stop what your doing and go see...its amazing! This is going to be a post with a bunch of pictures so please feel free to skip it if you don't care to see. Here we go!
---This is a busy book I put together really quick made with felt, velcro, regular cotton material and an old pair of khaki pants. Since this was just thrown together it is not good for him to play with alone so its an activity we do together.
Front cover painted with glitter glue.
Matching car shapes and colors page.
Make an icecream cone page.
Fish and bead page. The fish are velcroed on.
Tucker's sensory activities. These were made out of Crystal light koolaid containers with holes poked in the lids. Inside are pipe cleaners and fuzzy craft balls. I was worried he would try to eat the little balls but so far he hasn't. He really likes them and they were cheap to make.
Jonah's PSP case. His big gift this year was a PSP and instead of paying $10 for a case I made one. This one matches one I made for my brother's macbook pro, which I will share in the next post, which made Jonah super happy cause he LOVES his Uncle Buck! The inside is a soft thick dark blue flannel and it has a velcro closure.
This a pizza box easel. I made one for both the boys. Obviously this was made from pizza boxes. Lol. But I did have to also add a pice of thick cardboard to one side. The picture above has clips to hold a piece of paper for painting or drawing. The white sheet is for dry erase markers. Jonah has used his and loves it.