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
This is a simple and fun idea for an inexpensive gift kids will love! This idea originated from the "Balancing Home" blog. Please visit, Tic Tac Toe Rocks Activity for more details.
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!
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