Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Well, here we are friends: less than 100 days before Christmas. Have you started your holiday crafting yet? What gifts are you going to be making for your kids this year?
Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along
It is the 25th of September, which means it is time for our monthly Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along link up. I’d love to see what you are making and how your projects are progressing.
I plan to play some holiday music and maybe watch a holiday movie or two and knit, stitch, and glue the day away (well, after homeschool and when I’m not taking care of the kiddos, of course) – yes, I’ll be crafting the day away in my own little North Pole (in Indy, on a rainy day in September). There’s going to be cocoa at some point, too.
Beyond today, I’m trying to dedicate 15 minutes every day toward working on holiday gifts.
Some days I find myself with a little more time on my hands, some days with a little less. But, bit by bit the gift pile is growing and I’m happy with how things are going so far.
I’m still hoping to be totally finished with handmade gifts by December 1 this year.
Looking for ideas?
I’ve started a Pinterest board to collect homemade gift ideas for kids that I’m adding to nearly every day. You can check it out here: Homemade Holiday Kids’ Gifts.
I’ve got a few posts from holidays past in the archives that you can check out, too:
- Handmade Gifts for Kids: Tutorials and Ideas from my Holiday To-Do List
- No Sew, No Knit Homemade Gift Ideas
My projects this month
I’m also working on an adorable hand-stitching kit from Threadfollower, envisioning a little cutie for my oldest daughter’s Christmas stocking. (Note: hand-stitchers, there’s a Threadfollower giveaway going on at Rockin’ Granola you might want to check out).
I’ve still got a felt super hero mask to finish up, too.
What about you? What are you working on this month?
How are your homemade holiday gifts coming along? What are you making for your kids? I’d love to see!