Home > Mom's Life > Family Relationships > Grandparents > Gifts for Grandparents
|

Gifts for Grandparents

In This Article:

Page 1

Grandparents have a special place in our hearts. As parents, they nurtured and cared for us when we were little and as grandparents, they continue the tradition by loving our kids. Show these special people how much you love them by making them a unique grandparent gift.

Perfect Present for Pops

Touch a grandfather's heart with these cute hanging hearts that tell him he's special.

Time frame: One to two hours

Level: Moderately easy

What you need:

  • Three unfinished wooden hearts
  • White and powder blue craft paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drill with 14-inch drill bit
  • Fine-tipped black marker
  • Clear acrylic finish paint
  • Cord or yarn
  • Scissors
  1. Paint two of the wooden hearts white and one powder blue and allow them to dry.
  2. Drill a hole in the upper-left and -right sides of the three hearts.
  3. Write the word “Pop-Pops” (or whatever you call this grandpa) on one white heart. Write the word “Are” on the blue heart and the word “Special” on the other white heart. Spray the three hearts with clear acrylic finish spray and allow them to dry.
  4. Cut two pieces of cord or yarn approximately 12 inches long and string them through the left side hole of each white heart. Cut two pieces of cord or yarn approximately six inches long, and connect the two white hearts to the blue center heart. Form a bow in the ends of the cord or yarn that connects the hearts.

Sweet Sachets

Grandma will love these special sachets to sweeten up her clothes drawers or closets. Use several different scents as filler for variety.

Present Tense

Sachets are interesting blends of herbs and flowers that are dried and packaged in bags or envelopes. Some of the common herbs used are parsley, sage, thyme, lavender, basil, salvia, marjoram, mint, sage, and chive.

Time frame: Two to three hours

Level: Moderately easy

What you need:

  • Quilted material (You an use scraps or remnants for this project.)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bag of sachet
  • Lace or decorative trim
  1. Cut a piece of quilted material 5 x 10 inches. Fold the material in half with right sides together to form a five x five-inch square. Pin two of the open sides together, and sew a 14-inch seam along the edges, leaving the third seam open to add the sachet.
  2. Turn the bag onto the right side. Using an iron, press a hem into the two unsewn, wrong sides of the top of the bag.
  3. Pour the sachet into the top of the bag. Cut a piece of trim or lace to the width of the bag. Cut a small tab (three inches) of trim or lace to use for a hanging tab. Fold the tab in half and pin the two ends to the center of the bag with the tab facing upward. Pin the piece of trim or lace across the top of the bag. Sew the top opening shut by sewing a seam over the trim and securing ends of the tab in the seam. The loop in the sachet bag is perfect for hanging over a garment hanger.


Next: Page 2 >>

More on: Crafts for Kids

|

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit Amazon's web site or call 1-800-253-6476.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

jack-o'-lantern creator

Design and print
your own
jack-o’-
lanterns!

GO

highlights

Top 10 Free Homework Help Websites
Is helping your child with homework more frustrating and confusing than ever before, thanks to the new Common Core standards? Check out the best free homework help websites to boost kids' success in math, science, English, and more.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

11 Fantastic Fall Apple Desserts
Nothing says fall like the smell of an apple dessert baking in the oven. Use up your family's surplus of apples with our 11 favorite apple dessert recipes.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!