I know it’s January and that by now you are all probably tired of all things Christmas, but I couldn’t post these pictures until after the holiday without spoiling the surprise.
If you are a regular follower of our blog you have probably heard me mention that my husband’s very large family. It’s lovely to have such a large support system, but the holidays can become quite pricey if you want to buy gifts for everyone. We usually buy gifts for the children, but I have a hard time not giving something to the others I care for dearly. My solution has been to make some type of inexpensive gift that we can share with the others in the family. This year was no exception. After much thinking and many google searches I decided that Christmas 2013 was the year of the tortilla warmer and dictionary pages.
For the tortilla warmer I found a great tutorial on Made by Me. Shared with you.
This was a fun craft to make. I used the fabric from an old sarape that my mother-in-law had given me for the outer fabric and some cotton batting and material from and old quilt project for the inside. Because I had the materials here at home my only cost was the bias tape.
I wrapped them with a colorful towel and a bottle of hot sauce and I had a gift for under $5.
For my gifts I opted to create a design using the recipients last name and initial. For a little added fun I included a bird in each design that began with the letter for their last name (That’s a golden finch sitting on that letter G.)
I’m already on the lookout for something to make for next year, so if you have any ideas please pass them on.
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