Handmade Holidays {For Boys}

Boys are tricky little creatures, no?
I’ve had one under my wing for almost 8 years and I still find them to a hard specimin to figure out a lot of the time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love my boy. He can just be tricky.

I’m in the middle of my handmade holiday promotions and I thought it would be fun to share a few handmade ideas for YOU to make. But those boys, they are especially tricky when it comes to the prospect of a handmade gift.

Here {sharing again} are two handmade gifts that I’ve made for little boys::

“Adventure Bag” Pattern by Noodlehead
Up-cycled from my husband’s carpenter pants.

I think it would be fun to include a magnifing glass and a book about insects. Or maybe some binoculars and a bird watching book. Lots of fun potential in this little handmade bag.

“Fort Kit” Tutorial by Saltwater Kids
Up-cycled from a queen size thrift store sheet & pillowcase.

This was given to a little boy with two brothers. I’m thinking they could have some fun times with everything in this kit. My only fear was that they would use the rope to tie each other up!!

So there you have it … two handmade ideas for little boys in your life.

And because there was a delay in Handmade Holiday Promotion #1 posting on Monday morning, you can still find it in the shop, here. Remember, each promotion is only available until it sells out OR the next promotion is posted, whichever comes first.

These mug rug/coffee coat sets would make wonderful gifts for co-workers, teachers, women in your bible study, Sunday school teachers, etc. Just a little something to let them know you’re thinking of them. You can even break the sets apart and have 8 different gifts!


  1. Did you realize that the recipient of the fort kit (which is very loved and none of the brothers have ever tied each other up) was also the recipient of the adventure bag (which he also loves)? He’s one lucky little boy! :)

  2. LOVE the fort idea! I’ve always wanted to make Anna’s bag like that, too.

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