Ok… I’m asking for help. Because I’m at a loss for ideas.
My family this year is having a “homemade/second hand” Christmas. I’m not working right now, in getting ready for the move. My S-I-L is a stay at home mom, and my Bro was laid off from his job. So.. you can see the idea was to save some money. Which is great! We’ve made a couple trips to thrift stores, and have found some pretty sweet deals.
But here’s the thing. I want to make something for the Nanny’s and Poppy’s. My parents are really special to Hayden, we’ve lived with them almost his entire life. And now this year, He has a whole new set of grandparents to make something for. Problem is… I have no idea what to make for them! Well that’s not true.
For his grandmothers (Nanny’s) Munchkin is making slinky Christmas card holders. You stretch out a slinky, put a weighted 1/2 a Styrofoam ball at each end, and decorate… very cute!! His Grandmothers are great, and … they’re grandmothers… come on.. easy!
For MY dad, he might make a paper weight, or a glasses case, we haven’t really narrowed down what it will be yet, but there are tons of options out there. For McHubby’s Dad (McPoppy?)… I just don’t know!! There’s been some tension with the family’s merging, and so I want to make sure that this gift says “Your new grandson loves you” (because he does!! Hayden was enamoured by him right away!! and they’ve only met a few times) but I don’t want to push it too much, because its still new.
There’s also the fact that I want to knock this guys socks off. McHubby’s male relatives are known for their sensitive side… I want this gift to touch him. 😛 AND the fact that I LOVE this guy also plays a big factor (I bet McHubby gets a big smile on his face reading that!) I do LOVE him. We worked together at our local church, He was my minister, my confidant, and… he’s a carbon copy of McHubby. You know the duck under the covers on a rainy day with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate? THAT is the feeling my Father-In-Law puts out when he smiles. He’s great. And I really want this gift to impress.
So… my crafty friends… and my male minded readers… I am looking for any and all ideas crafty. What can we make?
(Below My Parents)