handmade holiday

I follow a bunch of wonderful blogs, and have gotten a TON of inspiration from blogland about homemade Christmas gifts.. 
I knew that I wanted to make Aidan something from the heart from Mommy this year for Christmas & here's what I came up with! 

Aidan loves to color, so I made a family coloring book for him & tried my hand at making my own crayons too! (which was super easy!!!) 
I used a silicone baking mold to make the crayons, 
they popped right out & turned out so cute!

I used Photoshop to make the coloring pages, 
his book is full of our family & a bunch of pictures of Aidan too! :)

Aidan's second gift is a snowman kit! 

I had fun picking out all of the snowman materials & painting the box to hold everything in, I made sure to get enough for TWO snowmen.. don't want just one to get lonely! :)

I got my ideas from several different bloggers & am so happy that I made the time to put some heart into a couple of Aidan's presents! 

I hope to keep doing this for several more years.. well, until my son is staring at me, rolling his eyes in digust.. saying "geez Mom!!!" :)


  1. You did a great job on these gifts.

  2. ooo I bet he loved those gifts!!!! Very creative :-)

  3. I love the crayons and coloring book... super cute!