Make Homemade Gifts

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Gift is mostly given in a celebration. The celebrations where we give gifts are during Christmas, birthdays, new year, anniversaries, mother's day, father's day, graduations or even just in an ordinary day.

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Gifts may be given as a sign of gratitude without asking something in return. It may surprise or upset the person who will receive it he is not satisfied with the gift. We mostly wrap our gifts with gift wrappers that are either expensive or economical. Gift wrappers may either improvise or purchased. Just like gift wrappers, the gift itself may be homemade or purchased too. However, gifts which are homemade are more sentimental in value than those which are purchased for the reason that you take time to exert an effort in making the gift and give it a personal touch. Gift comes in many forms such as money, token, vacation trip or tour, movie ticket, food and many others. There are many ways in giving a gift but those that you made personally will touch the receiver's heart and make the, feel extra special.

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List of Some Homemade Gifts

Personalized picture frame

Personalized picture frame makes a good gift.

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You can attach his favorite photo here. A wacky or even the craziest photo of him will be your best bet. This gift is cheap but is very memorable because it can be display in the living room or in room. If the celebrator is a teenager, you can place the picture of his crush or the picture of his favorite music artist or actor. This gift suits those who are celebrating their birthday, graduation or anniversary.

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    Things Needed
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    1. Picture frame.
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      You can use old picture frame that are no longer displayed and are just kept in your stock room. Make sure that even the picture frame is old, it should still be presentable. You can also use an old clock's frame as a picture frame by removing the hands of the clock and the battery cage.
    2. Stickers.
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      The stickers will be used to decorate the personalized picture frame. You can attach it either in the photo or in the frame. You also need the stickers in order to make your gift look more beautiful.
    3. Beads.
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      Beads can be used to Beads can be used to give more color in your homemade gift. This may be attached in the wooden part of the frame and is mostly placed in the corners. It is your discretion on where you want to place the beads. The beads should be placed using glue or a glue stick.
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    1. Find the best photo that you want to attach in the picture frame. It maybe he's craziest photo or his favorite. This is to get the best reaction from the receiver.
    2. Get the picture frame and clean it. Clean it so it will look as if it is new. Start putting the stickers on the corners of the glass. The stickers should not block the face otherwise a part of the picture may be covered. Do not put plenty of stickers since it will make the frame over decorated.
    3. Get the beads together with the glue or the glue gun then place the beads one by one. Place it on the wooden part of the personalized picture frame. Avoid placing beads on the frame glass because it might cause scratches on there. Beads are usually place in the corners of the wooden frame. Its purpose is to boost the appearance of the personalized picture frame.
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Personalized bag

The personalized bag may be made from old pants.

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Pants which are not used anymore may be a material for homemade gifts. In this case, you are not only keeping your old clothes but are transforming it for another purpose. This is a good gift for those who celebrate their 18th birthday and graduation.

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    Things Needed:
     
    1. Old Pants.
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      You will need old pants which are not in use anymore but is still in the good quality. This is to make your personal gift presentable. Celebrators appreciate gifts which are new to the eyes.
    2. Dye.
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      The dye will be used in coloring the pants especially if it is already fading. This is also to make the pants look new and presentable.
    3. Thread and needle.
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      They will be used in sewing the pants when we are on the process of making the bag.
    4. Scissor.
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      This will be used in cutting the pants and the thread.
    5. Pencil.
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      The pencil will be used in lining the pants and used to mark the part of the pants that will be removed. It is used to put an indication.
    6. Basin with water.
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      This where we will soak the personalized pants when we are finished making it a bag. The dye will also be placed in the basin with water.
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    1. Get the pants and mark the parts that you will cut. The part that is usually being cut is the portion below the pockets. Cut both the right and the left sides of the pants. This is the best portion to cut so that the bag will be flat inside.
    2. Get the thread and the needle. Start sewing the pants from the inside. Do not sew the pants outside because it will give bad outcome on your personalized bag. Sew both the right and the left portion that you removed from the pants. Sew it properly to avoid the things placed inside it from falling when it is already being used. Be sure to lock the thread properly to avoid it from being detached.
    3. After sewing it, put the dye in the basin with water and then soak the bag. Dye the bag until the color sticks enough on it. After dying it, dry it under the sun. Avoid it from being wet; the dye may be removed if it is not dried properly.
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Personalized bottle

Personalized bottles can make excellent gifts when you place nice display things inside of it.

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Examples of this are bottles with boat in it or stars in it and bottles with roses in it. How lovely is it to receive gifts like this? They are very good gifts to couples for their anniversary.

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    1. Bottles.
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      The bottle will be used as a container in making the personalized gift. Something will be placed inside of it to serve as design.
    2. Styrofoam.
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      The Styrofoam should be plenty and in small sizes. It should be enough to cover the whole space in the bottle. This is to avoid the design inside to move.
    3. A Rose.
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      The rose should be placed inside the bottle. The rose will serve as the object that will catch the eyes of the receiver.
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      Beads. The beads will also be placed inside with the Styrofoam. This is to give color to the personalized bottle.
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    1. Clean the bottle and Wait until it is bottle dry. Wipe it if there are still some moist. The reason why we need to dry up the bottle is to avoid water moving inside. Put a little Styrofoam in the bottle.
    2. Put the rose inside the bottle. Since the rose will be the center of attraction, it should be placed in the middle. In order to make this, you need to put some Styrofoam inside the bottle until it reaches half. You can also put some beads while putting the Styrofoam. The beads shall be put one at a time. You need it to be place one after the other to distribute its color evenly. You can also make use only of beads alone without the Styrofoam.
    3. After filling up the space with beads and Styrofoam, you cover the bottle. You are now ready to give your homemade gift.
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Homemade Gifts Using Beads

You can use different color of bead in order to make homemade gifts. Beads may be used for necklace, bracelet or anklet. They can also be used in decorating different homemade gifts.

Things needed

  • Beads
  • Nylon thread
  • Locker Beads
  • Scissor

Bracelet out of beads

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    Get the scissor and cut reasonable length which will be used in making bracelet.
    Try measuring your hands' circumference to know how long the nylon thread is. The thread should be exact for it not to loose while worn. You can also assume the length of the nylon whether the hand of the receiver of the gift has small wrist circumference or not.
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    Get the beads and start placing it by inserting it on the nylon thread.
    The beads should be placed alternately or when there are different colors they should be distributed equally. If you only have two different colors then you should place them alternately. When there is only one color then you can also make bracelet which is not assorted in color.
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    After completing the bracelet.
    Get the locker bead and place it in both end of the nylon. Tie the nylon with the locker bead to avoid removal of the beads. Make sure that the nylon was properly tied with each other.
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    You can now try the bracelet made up of beads by inserting it in your hand.
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  • You can also make beads which is adjustable in length in order for the receiver to adjust it when it is loose or not.

Necklace out of Beads

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    Get the scissor and cut reasonable length which will be used in making necklace.
    Try measuring your necks' circumference to know how long the nylon thread is. The thread should be exact for it not to loose while worn. You can also assume the length of the nylon whether the neck of the receiver of the gift has small neck circumference or not.
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    Get the beads and start placing it by inserting it on the nylon thread.
    The beads should be placed alternately or when there are different colors they should be distributed equally. If you only have two different colors then you should place them alternately. When there is only one color then you can also make bracelet which is not assorted in color.
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    After completing the necklace.
    Get the locker bead and place it in both end of the nylon. Tie the nylon with the locker bead to avoid removal of the beads. Make sure that the nylon was properly tied with each other.
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    You can now try the necklace made up of beads by placing it in your neck and facing the mirror in order to check if it is fabulous.
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  • You can also make beads which is adjustable in length in order for the receiver to adjust it when it is loose or not.

Anklet out of Beads

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    Get the scissor and cut reasonable length which will be used in making bracelet.
    Try measuring your ankles' circumference to know how long the nylon thread is. The thread should be exact for it not to loose while worn. You can also assume the length of the nylon whether the hand of the receiver of the gift has small ankle circumference or not.
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    Get the beads and start placing it by inserting it on the nylon thread.
    The beads should be placed alternately or when there are different colors they should be distributed equally. If you only have two different colors then you should place them alternately. When there is only one color then you can also make bracelet which is not assorted in color.
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    After completing the anklet.
    Get the locker bead and place it in both end of the nylon. Tie the nylon with the locker bead to avoid removal of the beads. Make sure that the nylon was properly tied with each other.
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    You can now try the anklet made up of beads.
    Insert it in your ankle to check whether it looses or not.
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  • You can also make beads which is adjustable in length in order for the receiver to adjust it when it is loose or not.

Tips

  • Homemade baked goodies may also be considered as homemade gifts. The food that you or your family personally made is considered as a homemade gift. d
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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