Use your stash of printed photos and made greeting cards like I did here.
Don't throw away cut flowers when they just begin to wilt. Put them between the pages of a book and stack heavy books on top to press the flowers flat. You can laminate them to card stock using clear contact paper.
I made some nice candles from the scraps I saved when an old candle was too burned down to use. I get my family members to save their old candle chunks and then they get a fresh candle as a gift.
Remember all those herbs I grew (okay, tried to grow) in my garden this year? Those that survived are now being given as gifts. Here's what I've done so far:
- Sewn silk stockings and put the dried herbs inside; then crocheted strings so they can be dipped and dunked in a cup of hot water.
- Concocted echinacea oil for treating whatever ails one this winter.
- Made stevia syrup using vodka and water. That one made me a little tipsy, so be careful if you try it at home. You
Of course I'll get out my crochet hook and make a few pieces that have been specially requested.