Giving Extra This Christmas: Handmade with Love

This Prize Draw is now Closed. The winner is Sue Hunt and she has been contacted!

Prize Draw – win an iPad with the lovely Halifax, the people who give you extra!

Those of you who know my site, know that I put a while value on homemade gifts. “Make it”, makes it special and in my eyes is  giving extra to your loved ones. This Christmas, I am working with Halifax, the bank that gives you extra, in our campaign to inspire you to get crafty and make it Handmade and extra special for loved ones.

So to make it easier for you, I have collated a number of ideas to get you making….

Homemade Gifts For Her:

teacup candle Scottie Door Stop Pattern beginners jewellery diy

Tea cup candles are all the rage at craft markets. They look pretty and are one those great “useful gifts”… burn the candle, then reuse the cup!

How about some clever upcycling and making a Scottie Doorstop? If the that is too adventurous, there is the super easy (and delightful) Chicken Doorstop too!

Or what about this adorable Bird Nest Necklace? Isn’t it lovely (would look great as a brooch too) and is certain to wow people!

Homemade Gifts For Him:


gifts for him diy gifts for fathers day  gifts for him

Sew Your own PJs – How about making him some PJs? Sew 4 Home made some for ALL the family to enjoy! You really should go and take a peak, they are fabulous!

Super Hero Coasters – Mmmmh, I think I rather like these coasters for myself… but if you have a “for him” gift to make, why not make a batch of these? All you need is to rustle up some lovely old comics! Shared by the Mod Podge Rocks Blog (and yes, Mod Podge really does rock!)

Wine Bottle to Drinking Glass – I ADORE this upcycled craft ideas from over at Scissors and Steam – fabulous way to upcycle old wine bottles and would look really great. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make some of these. I need TOOLS.

Homemade Gifts For the Kids

crochet pattern hobby horse black apple doll

Ladybird Beanie hat – such a cute little hat to keep the kids in your life snug and cozy.

Or what about a Hobby Horse? Have the galloping around the garden, pretending to be knights in shining armour or at the latest pony club.

Or how about making one of these adorable dolls (you can turn the same pattern into a teddy for boys!). We used the kids old clothes to make them into real keepsakes!

Halifax partnership

win an ipadFeeling inspired yet to make Give extra this Christmas? What will you make for your loved ones? Whilst you ponder that oh so important question, you can win an IPAD (a 16gb Air Wi-Fi version  – worth approx. £400) with Halifax this Christmas!

For your chance to win an iPad please enter the prize draw by submitting examples of some great homemade Christmas gifts you have given or received in the past in a comment below.

Terms & Conditions:

1) Open to UK entrants only.

2) One entry per person.

3) Winner will be selected at random.

4) Competition closes at 11:30pm on 18th December 2013 and a winner will be selected and contacted on 19th December 2014.

5) Delivery of the prize is the responsibility of MEC and Halifax and not Red Ted Art.

For a COMPLETE set of Terms & Conditions, please click here.