December 21, 2011
December 21, 2011
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!
December 19, 2011
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.
December 16, 2011
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
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!
December 15, 2011
i suppose the fellows feel pretty neglected around here, but today is dedicated to them. above is ghtr’s handmade gift guide for guys!
December 14, 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!
December 13, 2011
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!
December 8, 2011
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?