Homemade Christmas done

Budget restrains (ha), forced me to come up with some inexpensive gifts. I was also working around my regular day job schedule as well as working every weekend for the last month. I hope my friends enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them, for them.

I hate wrapping. Anything. Case in point. But at least they are done and my homemade Christmas gifts are ready to go.

A personalized mug for each person, filled with candy canes and Hershey kisses


A family name sign for each family


And a personalized burlap stocking each


I got to hang out with a very special man…

Mel and Santa (1)-1

Wishing all of you and yours, a very Merry Christmas!



  1. Such wonderful and thoughtful gifts. I didn't make any this year. I think you accomplished miracles. Hugs, Marty

  2. Homemade gifts are my favorite. I have spoiled my family too! You look great posing with the man in red. Merry Christmas Mel!

  3. These are great ideas!!! Your friends will be thrilled!

    I am posting what I'm making my friends this year. I found some Columbia scarves for only $4.80 at Sierra Trading Post and I'm (of course) adding yo-yo's. I made one for me last night to see how they'd look, I love it!

    I hope you and your family have a joyous and blessed Christmas! So glad you're my bloggy friend!


  4. Are you kidding? Those are awesome gifts! The store bought versions would have set you back a fortune.

  5. I share your wrapping dislike. It takes so long to do and gets ripped off in seconds.

    Your gifts are sublime. Love the coffee mug idea.Im doing something similar this year for work gifts.

  6. Mel and Santa ;) How cute is that? I cant help but comment on the thing in your hand...I had to look a few times, I realized you do those amazing balloon displays. Gave me a chuckle ;)

    Those gifts are fabulous! You got some serious skills Mel. What a neat gift! I am sure they will love each of them :)

    Merry Christmas Mel


  7. Mel..you look fantastic! Love the Santa photo and all of the gifts. Lucky gift recipients!


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