Searching for some great homemade gifts for grandparents? Here are some ideas that don’t cost much, and can be done quickly and easily.
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #1
Family Recipe Binder You don’t have to have a crafty bone in your body to make this homemade Christmas gift. You just have to know how to operate a copier, or know where your nearest Kinkos is located! Copy your old family favorite recipes, then insert them in page protectors within a 3-ring binder. For the cover… [Continue reading about the Homemade Family Recipe Binder]
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #2
Laminated Photo Place Mats A few of years ago, I made these homemade photo place mats to give my parents as a gift for Christmas. I was able to get the photos free, so my only cost was the paper and the lamination. They were really easy to make, and Grandma and Grandpa still use them. These would also be terrific for daycare providers, with pictures of the kids who go there. Make one for each child! Here’s how we did it: Select a theme for each set of place mats, such as “summer memories,” or “winter wonderland.” For mine, I chose photos from the beach on a Florida trip. Or, you could simply cover each place mat completely with photos of a certain family member. To save even more…. [Continue reading about Homemade Laminated Photo Place Mats]
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #3
Homemade Bath Bombs AKA Bath Fizzies This was a fun project to do along with kids. Even though it took a little adjusting and tweaking to get our bath bombs just right, we had a blast (pun intended)! The fizzing properties of the ingredients made it seem more like a science experiment than a craft project. This would be a nice gift for Grandma or any other special someone. [Instructions on How to Make Homemade Bath Fizzies]
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #4
Photo Craft: Even When I’m Grown Up… My son’s preschool class originally made this for a Mother’s Day gift for all the mothers of kids in the class – but it would make a wonderful gift for Grandparents! You can even “borrow” your relatives’ kids for a photo shoot to create this as a gift for the family. They’ll love it! [Instructions on When I'm Grown Up Photo Craft]
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #5
Homemade Photo Cubes I love this homemade photo cube gift idea so much, I’ve made it multiple times. It’s a nice gift for grandparents or for Dad’s desk at work. However, when you’re done I’m guessing you’ll want to keep it for yourself! Scrapbook paper and embellishments can make them even more ornate. Let your creative juices flow! [How to Make Homemade Photo Cubes]
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #6
No-Sew Fleece Blanket These no-sew fleece blankets are a popular homemade gift idea for a reason. Everyone loves them! Not only that, they’re easy to make. We made this camouflage blanket for Grandpa one year, and I think it’s safe to say he loved it! They may not be the most frugal gift idea out there (unless you can score a great deal on fleece), but these blankets are sure to be appreciated for years to come. [Instructions on How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket]
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #7
Photo Craft: Transparency Ornaments Here is an easy-yet-frugal keepsake ornament idea that uses one of your favorite family photos in a creative way. These clear glass ornaments can be purchased for around $1 each at store like Michaels Craft Stores or Joann Fabrics. They make a fun gift for grandparents or far-away aunts and uncles.
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #8
Paperwhite Narcissus Kits Paperwhite Narcissus bulb kits are sold this time of year, but it’s really easy to make your own –and so much cheaper! You can make a kit of your own or assemble it yourself before you present it to grandparents. Plus, it’s also a hit with teachers, friends, and other relatives. While you’re at it, make sure you make one for your own family. Kids will love watching the rapid growth of these fragrant flowers.
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #9
Homemade Photo or Artwork Coasters Turn your child’s artwork into one-of-a-kind coasters with tile, decoupage, a hot glue gun, and a small piece of felt. It’s the perfect way to preserve artwork while making a special gift. Plus, chances are you may even have all the supplies at home already! Other ideas to use: photographs, stickers, and other embellishments.
Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade Gift Idea #10
DIY Photo Candle Holders If you’ve got empty jar candle holders, you can easily remove the wax and repurpose them into a brand-new gift for grandparents. With a little photo transparency paper and a jar, you’re good to go!