Wreath Pin…and Other Easy Gifts to Make.

If you’re looking for some simple, last-minute gifts you and your children can make for friends and loved ones, here are some websites with a wealth of ideas. 

18 Easy Christmas Crafts, Ornaments and Gifts from http://www.parenting.com
15 Homemade Christmas Gifts That Kids Can Make from http://www.ParentMap.com
Christmas Gifts for Children to Make from DLTK
Christmas DIY Gifts for Kids to Make from The Heart Felt Home on Pinterest
Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make from http://www.Parents.com
100 Homemade Gift Ideas from http://www.About.com

You might also like to try this WREATH PIN.  All you need to make it is lace strips from 8-12 inches long ( be sure the lace has some holes in it to thread the pipe-cleaner through), a six inch piece of pipe cleaner, tacky glue, red or green ribbon for a bow, safety pin.     wreath 1

1. Begin by threading the pipe cleaner through the holes in the lace as shown in the photo on the  left.  Continue until all the lace is threaded.  wreath 2

2. Wrap the ends of the pipe cleaner together to form a circle and tightly wind the ends so they don’t catch on the lace.  Spread out the lace to form the wreath.   You may have to tug a bit to get it to look uniform.  Use a drop of glue to bind the edges together.    wreath 3

3.  Use a piece of red or green ribbon to make a small bow and glue it to the front of the wreath as shown.  When dry, you will need to stitch a safety pin on the back to make sure it stays.  OR…you can turn it into a magnet by gluing a piece of magnetic strip instead.     wreath 4(See the photo on the right).

Happy Gifting!