Digital News Report – We’ve made it to December and there is a little bit of time left to put together some special homemade Christmas gifts. If you aren’t the baking type, there are plenty of homemade crafts using Christmas Clip Art that can be made without going broke in the process. If you love scrapbooking, then you should consider some of these ideas. Making personalized gifts can be fun but also is a great way to preserve family history.
Because inkjet printers can be inexpensive this can make it easy to come up with some pretty neat gift ideas. The Internet also makes Christmas clip art easy to find and it is often free.
Print Fabric on your Inkjet Printer
There is fabric that you can print on with your inkjet printer that you can make permanent and stitch it into a pillow, a tote bag, or even a quilt. Look for Inkjet Fabric Sheets. If you have a wide format printer you can also get larger sized fabric sheets. Price range between $20 – $40 for 10 pack of these fabric sheets.
Family Holiday Letter
You can write about what happened for the year. This can be good when you haven’t kept in touch much over the year. It can save you hands from hurting with handwriting. Plus you can include photos that you have taken to make it a fun way to keep in touch.
Customized Photo Calendar
You can do your own custom calendar, but what if you just don’t want to do the work? You can order the customized photo calendars online at several websites. You upload the photos that you want to put on each month and then order up the number that you want. Then have them made up and sent out.
Custom Book Printing
If you like the idea of a customized calendar but would rather have a book made, this too is possible with several websites offering custom book printing. You can put together photos, text, and even incorporate some Christmas clip art to make it a special memorable gift. This is a nice way to preserve family memories.
Homemade Greeting Cards
This can combine old fashioned scrapbooking with the inket printer. You could get free Christmas Clip Art online and then design a custom greeting card. Print that out, but then add the three-dimensional features that make scrapbooking so beautiful.
Flower Seed Envelope with Seeds from your Garden
If you know someone that love to grow plants you can save seeds from flowers that you grew over the summer months. Make homemade envelopes that have printed the flower directions and a pretty graphic of the flower. Include this in your homemade Christmas card.
Use Christmas Clip Art to make your Own Gift Tags
The gift tags that go on the packages can be matching to the wrapping paper. There are so many websites that offer free Christmas Clip Art, that putting together a gift tag is not that difficult. You can use free software programs such as Gimp, or Inkscape. They can get the job done and with a heavier card stock paper and an ink-jet printer you are on your way to something great. You might want to invest in some scrapbooking scissors or punches to add the finishing touch to your creation.
These are just a few ideas for incorporating Christmas Clip art and scrapbooking into your homemade holiday gift ideas.
By Victoria Brown