FORT MYERS, Fla. - According to a new report by Citi, one in four Americans will make their own Christmas gifts this year. We've collected some inexpensive homemade gift ideas that mean a lot but don't cost it.
What about creating a family movie night basket? Put together a box of microwave popcorn and a movie store gift card. It'll create a memory for that person as well. Find details at: http://www.ehow.com/how_4702896_movie-night-gift-basket.html.
You could also create your own heirloom family ornament. Michael's craft store in Southwest Florida is selling a do it yourself ornament for under $3. Combine pictures, a clear glass ornament and your own creativity to make a keepsake that will keep giving each year. Find details at: http://www.ehow.com/list_6735949_ideas-clear-glass-xmas-ornaments.html or http://www.michaels.com/Glass-Ornaments/JpGO1Vm315,default,pg.html.
An advent calendar makes a wonderful gift for the holiday season. This is a project you could make as a family and then give to friends and family members. Details: http://www.ehow.com/how_11216_make-advent-calendar.html.
For your northern friends, you can make a no sew fleece blanket. Supplies and details are available locally at Joann's Fabrics.
Can't think of a homemade craft idea? Just visit the local craft store to get that creativity pumping. Sign-up for coupons to save even more money.