My friend and I had a wonderful time crafting these Inexpensive DIY Christmas Gifts for Kids one afternoon. Since I already had most of the craft supplies at home, these two cute crafts only took two hours to put together. These little crafts are perfect for a last minute and meaningful gift for someone that you love!
Peg Doll Sleep-Over in Altoids Tin
This adorable Altoids tin sleep-over was inspired from the blog called, "Craftsy." If you are into sewing patterns and embroidery, you must visit the post - Wee Mouse Tin House by Larissa. It is seriously one of the cutest little sewing projects ever!
Right now my sewing machine is out of order and I don't know how to embroider. So I decided to make a simple rendition of the Wee Mouse Tin House by using a wooden peg doll instead of the mouse.
Materials Needed for the Sleep-Over Altoids Tin:
- Empty Altoids Tin
- Small Wooden Peg People (various sizes)
- Foam Paper and/or Felt
- Pretty Material for the Pillow
- Cotton Ball(s)
- Magic Markers - Brown, Orange or Yellow, Pink
- Finger Paints
- Thread and Needle
The first step is tracing the Altoids tin onto a piece of foam paper and then cutting it out. This foam piece is used as the "mattress" at the bottom of the tin. Then we cut out a slightly smaller piece of felt to use as the blanket. After that, I cut out a little rectangle and folded it in half. In the photos below, you will see that I sewed by hand the two sides of the pillow and tied a tight knot. Then I turned the pillow inside out and stuffed it with a cotton ball. Finally, I sewed by hand the end of the pillow together as the finishing touch. The last part was painting the clothes onto the peg dolls and drawing hair with a face onto the doll with a magic marker. I have found that this is the easiest way to decorate these wooden peg dolls. If you are interested in using a glue gun and cutting out felt clothes for the peg dolls, please visit my post - Wooden Peg People Craft Tutorial.
The Diva Doll
I wanted to create a girly girl peg doll. I call this fancy wooden peg doll - "The Diva." She has big eyes, red lips, orange hair, and an hourglass figure. I think she is pretty cute! She matches her pink and yellow chic bedding.
Tic Tac Toe in a Bag
In this post, I have included photo's of "alternative ways" to create this cute Tic Tac Toe in a Bag gift. I found our very inexpensive burlap bags at Michael's Craft store. These bags have a decorative front for Christmas. On the back of each bag, I drew the lines for the tic tac toe game with a magic marker. I painted the flat glass rocks with a gloss enamels paint. The rocks can be stored in the burlap bag for safe keeping. I think they turned out really cute!