Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home-Made Stocking Stuffers

Hello All!  How is the Christmas stuff going?  I was hoping to be done…BUT I’m not.  I have some chocolates to finish up and to wrap all my gifts (even trying to say I would show you some of my wrapping on here hasn’t motivated me enough).  I also have to get some Santa stocking stuffers.

So right now I have stocking stuffers on the brain, quick and easy ones that I can whip up next week when my husband is out of town and there is nothing on TV (my kids go to bed really early so I can sew for 3 or 4 hours a night).  Here are some cute idea’s I have found, and a few from my sister (these could also be hostess/host gifts and gift exchange gifts) -

For the Man of the house -

Spice Rubs – Recipes and printable found at Kojo Designs


Don’t forget the usual stuff like books, music, iTunes cards, special treats, socks and underwear!

For the Toddlers/Preschoolers – (Sorry, that is as old as I was looking since that is my kids ages)

Crayon Roll – This has been on my list of things to make for my kids but haven’t got to it yet, Skip to my Lou has a great tutorial on how to make them.

Pretend Make-Up – for the mini-me toddler or preschooler, make up that looks just like mommies but isn’t actually make up.  My sister did it and sent me the picture below and she got the idea from Not So Idle Hands.  Basically your old make-up case and old nail polish.

make up

Oven Mitts/Apron – What kid doesn’t like to cook in the kitchen with mom?!?  The oven mitts below are so cute (this is a pattern you can purchase from

kids oven mitts

Lego Cards – If you have a child that loves to build things then this is just the thing for them.  (Idea from Pinky’s Learning World)

lego cards

Fabric Mazes – I love this idea, fabric squares with a maze sewed into them and a glass rock between the fabric that the kids push around the maze.  I read about this on Dragonfly Designs (a Canadian Blogger that I like reading).


Puffy Paint – For your little artists, this paint is edible (for really little ones that put everything in their mouths) and creates a texture when dry. (from Delawary County Moms)


Crayons – melt old crayons (or new ones) into any shape you like to give.  You can put them in tins for the cute shapes.  (There are directions on the Martha Stewart website)


For the Woman of the House -

Body Scrub – Easy to make, recipe from Martha Stewart


Designer Kitchen Towels – if you know their decor then whip up some easy kitchen towels.  Here are a couple of ideas but the options are endless, you just have to search to find the one you like.  (The first picture is just velcro attached to the towel and the second one is a towel with a new button top.)

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Not to mention the usual treats, books, iTunes\Kobo\Kindle gift cards, spa treatment certificates, music and chocolates!


So that was my quick looking.  I am going to make a few mazes and maybe a crayon roll or two.  I may make the spice rubs for one of my gift exchanges but I am also going to be making some fabric wrapping paper still so I think my time will be maxed out by that time!

Happy final shopping!

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