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feeling christmassy

December 21, 2011

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quick christmas gifts

December 21, 2011

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quick christmas gifts

quick bread in a bottle | book marks | neck scarf | bath bombs

still feeling crafty? here are few quick and easy do it yourself christmas gift ideas!

i have made several gifts this year but can’t post them here in efforts to keep them a surprise to my family! i’ll share with you all the little goodies from this year afterwards. did you make many of your gifts? if so, what did you make? please share!


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Diy Keepsake Holiday Ornament

December 19, 2011

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Whether for your own mother or for a growing family in your life, this pretty keepsake ornament is a thoughtful handmade holiday gift. Inside the glass bulb are the names of each member of the family (pets included!) written or printed on little paper banners. The holiday and year are also included on a banner – a festive way to mark and remember this holiday season.


1 clear glass bulb ornament with hook

as many paper banners as needed, in complimentary colors

a fine-tipped pen


Measure the opening of the bulb to make sure paper banners will fit inside without crumpling. Cut out as many paper banners as needed for each name. I also included one banner to mark the year, and another banner I left blank for decoration.

Gently fold the banner in half and lightly pinch the crease – just enough so that that banner stays shut, but not so much that it is permanently creased shut.

Re-open the banner and write the name of a family member. Repeat for each family member. Write the holiday and year on one banner if you desire, and leave another blank. I included one glittering bronze banner to leave blank.

Gently, partially fold the banners again, and drop inside the ornament. Once all paper banners are inside, replace the cap of the ornament.

Shake gently to release banners from each other’s folds if needed, and package in a protective box for gift-giving.

ashley paul indie pretty project Out to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.

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happy friday, friends! today will be the last gift guide, as next week is dedicated to free downloads and christmas diy projects. have a beautiful weekend! xox

school supplies gift guide

if you’re not in school yourself, most all of us have a someone in our lives who is. whether it’s high school or college, here are some handmade gift ideas for the student- rock on education!

row 1: off to college embroidery pattern – $5 | square shaped leather backpack – $150 | yoga mat bag – $19.50

row 2: a.c. slater card – $3.50 | 2012 planner – $30 | bike pannier bags – $120

row 3: natural wood pencil holder – $10 | wood pencil holder – $59 | canvas messenger bag – $65

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2011 gift guide for guys

December 15, 2011

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gift guide for guys

i suppose the fellows feel pretty neglected around here, but today is dedicated to them. above is ghtr’s handmade gift guide for guys!

row 1: wool slipper socks – $54 | mustache glasses – $24.99 | snap skinny scarf – €56,00

row 2: grey felt macbook sleeve – $76 | brass and pau ferro wood iphone case – $165 |  bicycle frame bag – $190

row 3: vintage tool box – $30 | flat cap – $39.50 | leather wallet – $25

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diy gift guide 2011

got a do it yourselfer in the family? (don’t we all??) consider gifting them a pattern, crafting kit or do it yourself project!

row 1: book binding kit – $22 | feather earrings kit – $28 | crewel embroidery diy kit – $30

row 2: oh deer card kit – $10 | scarf knit pattern – $6 | needle felt fox kit – €15,00

row 3: droplets diy kit – $30 | jellyfish installation – $35 | messenger bag sewing pattern – $12.95

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gift guide

i’ve just been drooling over this gift guide all morning. i fell in love with chevrons a long time ago, and i still love the simple chicness that they add to everything from home decor to jewelry. buying for a trendspotter this year? chevrons are sure to be a big hit!

row 1: crochet pattern – $4 | chevron striped scarf – $42 | chevron art – $40

row 2: mini leather journal – $19 | pioneer chevron earrings – $28 | chevron bracelet – $28

row 3: brass chevron necklace – $42 | grey chevron pillow – $45 | luna clutch – $28

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2011 gift guide: books on crafts gifting someone of the crafster variety this year? how about a book on their craft? or maybe one on how to sell it or taking pictures of it? i personally own eight out of ten of these books (a bit of an obsession?) and can vouch on how truly wonderful they are. chock-full of useful information, you or your recipient will surley leave full of inspiration and better equipped to take on the world of craftiness!

p.s. do you have any favorite crafty books?

row 1: how to make money using etsy | the handmade marketplace | creative, inc

row 2: craft, inc. | how to sell your crafts online | print & pattern

row 3: a field guide to fabric design | a crafter’s guide to taking great photos | martha stewart’s encyclopedia of crafts

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