Monday, December 10, 2012

9 Handmade Christmas Gifts

Today I am teaming up with some of my all time favourite bloggers to bring you 9 gorgeous handmade Christmas gifts. These are some seriously talented ladies and I think you're going to love what they've come up with!  Scroll down past the links to see my little project and then have a look at all the others. So many inspiring ideas!!


9. Personalised Memory Matching Game from Max & Me

For my handmade gift I whipped up a little game of Memory Matching for Max. He has a great memory and loves playing these types of games, so I think he will absolutely love this little gift.

To make the game I printed out two identical photos of each person in Max's extended family. Then using my cricut I cut each photo down to a circle.

Next up I punched out another 24 slightly larger circles of white card stock and then another 24 (slightly larger again) circles from some scrapbooking card that I picked up at spotlight.

I layered the circles and stuck them all together to make the matching cards. So easy!!

I finished up by decorating a little round kraft box with some card & twine and I added the letter M (M for Max's Memory Matching) to the top of the lid.

Sweet and simple, I can't wait to play with Max once he's opened it up on Christmas day!

Now tell me, do you include handmade gifts each year at Christmas? What are you planning on making this year?


  1. Super cute idea! Ramona is really into making things match lately. Mainly with her clothes, but I know she would love this.

    1. I love that she thinks about her clothes, such a girl thing! The only thing Max thinks about when it comes to clothes is how quickly he can get them off so that he can run around in his undies!

  2. This project ended up looking great Tamsyn! I was impatient to see how close our ideas were (and they were pretty close!) I think Max will have a great time with this, it look like great fun and you made it sound so simple too.

    For Christmas this year, I'm doing a bit of both - some bought stuff (trying to keep it local though) and also some handmade stuff.

    1. Thanks Sophie!! Sorry for stealing your idea, I think your canvas turned out amazingly though :)

  3. As a teacher this is a great gift! As a creative freak I lOVE it!! HAHA Thanks again for putting this together, there are some great ideas to refer to for gifts!

    xo Cindy

  4. This came together really well. I think Emmy would get a kick out of the face matching too. Might have to steal the cricut from you!

    1. You can borrow it any time you like :) I love how all the gifts came together too, so many talented ladies!

  5. As always, I love it! Eli will really enjoy this one day when he's old enough and when I make it. Thanks so much for the lovely idea and for hosting this super fun party. =) xo

    1. Thanks so much for joining in, it definitely was a lot of fun :)

  6. This is so sweet! I'm sure Max will love matching his family's faces! I wish I had a little one to make this for!

    Thanks again for hosting this round-up! I really have enjoyed reading all the ideas and being a part of such a great group of bloggers!!

    1. Thanks Laura, I'm really looking forward to giving it to him :) I'm going to have a go at making your aromatherapy eye pillows this weekend, I'm craving anything that will give me a good nights sleep right now!

    2. So was I... A sewing meetup perhaps?

  7. I like this A LOT! We're making most of our gifts this year. Birdsnest necklaces and teacup candles for the girls and coasters, a chutney or something (not yet made!) and a special edition Little Creatures ale for the boys.

    1. Thanks Jenn! Sounds like you're going to be very busy, I love the sound of everything you're planning on making :)

  8. Cute cute ideas! Thanks for coming by to link up!

  9. These are so cute!!! And a great way to introduce this game. You could even use photos of the children's favourite toys.

  10. It is indeed so cute and I like it. Yes, I do include some handmade gifts. Thanks!

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