This Christmas Santa & his elves (aka Mommy & Daddy) were very busy crafting, woodworking and sewing gifts for our little ones. I knew I wanted some personalized gifts that the kids would get lots of creative play from. While searching for that perfect gift I stumbled upon several ideas and like always muttered the famous “Oh, I can make that.” Luckily we finished everything in the nix of time (4 am Christmas morning to be exact) but it was all worth it. The kids love their gifts and I couldn’t be happier that their new toys provide hours of inspiration, creativity, exploration and fun.
I didn’t think to take “before” pictures, but here are the end results of the 3 major gifts we made this Christmas. (This post was so long I decided to split it up into 3 separate ones)
I used the Cricut to make these adorable paper dolls for the girls. I had so much fun making these and we have spent lots of time playing with them the last couple of days. I don’t even own this Paper Doll cartridge yet, but it is on my list of “must haves.” It really is that much fun!I bought a photo holder at Hobby Lobby for $5 and personalized the outside for each girl. I also labeled the inside (even though they can’t read) for my own sanity to keep things organized.I laminated all of the clothes to make them more durable, attached Velcro to the back & cut the doll out of felt so the clothes would stick. These are a few of my favorites…This spent about $25 on this project only because I had to buy more laminating sheets, felt & the photo holder. Otherwise I used paper and supplies I already had & raided my mom’s embellishments & paper to create these cuties.