If you’re finding yourself feeling apprehensive about making handmade gifts this year because you feel like it’s too late, I understand. I used to “arrive” in November with my growing holiday spirit only to eventually get discouraged because I didn’t have enough time to make the gifts I wanted to make for friends and family.
Does this resonate with you?
If so, I got you.
Here are 4 steps to getting 10 gifts made in one weekend:
- Choose a bulk gift to make: The best projects are things like melt & pour soap, candles, sugar scrub, lip balm, handmade lotion, cookie mix-in-a-jar, and any other quick project that would take pretty much just as long to make 10 as it would 1 item.
- Shop for your supplies and/or ingredients: Now’s the time to get your stuff ordered through Amazon, or Instacart, or go to the store and grab what you need. Leave it all in one place so you can quickly get to it on the weekend. I’ll share a few helpful links below and let you know that if you purchase through them, Create A Handmade Holiday will make a few dollars from your purchase at no additional cost. I have some Amazon project supply lists for various bulk projects that you can take a look at here. You can join Instacart here and get $20 off your first order with my code: KSTONE11D81
- Schedule the exact hours you are planning to make these gifts: This might feel a little constricting, but it’s where you’re gonna practice committing to your plan and having your own back. Don’t let your brain tell you that you don’t feel like following your plan (because it will) or that you’ll do it later (because you won’t). Find two free hours on your next weekend to commit to making your handmade gifts — preferably hours where no one in the house will need your attention.
- Follow your plan: Now is the time you are gonna execute your plan. It’s the most important, and most rewarding part. On the front end, you are going to have 10 gifts made in just a couple of hours, and on the back end, you will benefit from some quiet crafting time where you think about the people you are making the gifts for, reflect on past holidays, or even think about what you would like your up and coming holiday to look like.
These steps may feel like “no-brainers”, but the truth is that it’s super easy to get hung up on any of the steps and just abandon the whole idea, especially later in the year.
Do yourself a favor and follow these steps and show yourself that you can be a handmade gift boss! You got this!