And the countdown to Christmas continues…
- Gifts made: 20
- Methods used: 6
- Gifts given: 5
- Gifts left to make: 5
- Days until Christmas: 3
We’re gonna make it
Wow. Good thing I have been working like crazy! I’ve finished 5 Christmas gifts this week, and already have a couple more started 😀 I just can’t wait for people to open them!! Since many of my lovely family and friends read my blog (I found out, even though they rarely comment 😛 *hint*), I can’t actually show you what I’ve been working on
Instead I’m going to share some fabulously festive photos I’ve taken using Instagram 😀
I seriously love Christmastime. Everyone’s so festive and happy, and interested in helping other people…you know, how it should be all year ’round 😉 I hope all of your presents are coming along smoothly and that you’re enjoying the season, too!
It’s Thursday Threads time! But today, in honor of a Handmade Holiday, I’m sharing some awesome winter clothing tutorials!
A Santa Hat by Puppy52Dolls. It’s for a Blythe doll, but you can customize it for any size!
The Purl Bee has a tutorial for these beautiful flip-top mittens:
Make a festive headband with creativeyarn:
This patchwork scarf by Sew, Mama, Sew! is adorable for kids or adults!
You can find these toe-up socks on Knitty:
And make these adorable tie on slippers from Cut Out + Keep:
In addition to the Holiday Bread in a Jar and Peppermint Marshmallow recipes, I thought I would share a few that I’ve found online that just look delectable. These are recipes that I think would be great for holiday parties, for a quiet night at home, or to give as gifts!
Hot Chocolate on a stick by Giver’s Log:
Homemade Cocoa and Chocolate Ganache from In Jennie’s Kitchen :
Gingerbread men from Joy of Baking:
Crunch Top Apple Pie by Paula Dean on the Food Network:
Sometimes it’s a mad rush to find that perfect little gift to complete your list, so here are a few handmade suggestions for under $10 each! (Click the photo to go to the listing)
Oh, I just love stocking stuffers! Happy Tuesday
Here are a couple quick ideas to make regular gift boxes look grand!
Add a shiny ribbon and embellish with glittery, stick-on stars (I found these at Hobby Lobby). It’ll glisten under the tree!
Give your box a little flair with brightly colored ric rac and/or lace. Layer in different ways for fun textures.
Add some vintage fun with vintage trim in festive colors. Wrap it crossed or in layers and include a candy cane as an extra treat!
Now just add a great gift tag and you’re ready to go. Remember, the simplest touches make all the difference in the world!
My friend Mary and I love giving home-baked gifts. And since she is an amazing chef, I asked her to help me come up with one we could bake in jars and mail to friends. She created this amazing recipe for holiday bread!
*Glaze: Mix 1c powdered sugar with 1 tbs orange juice (from the one you just zested!).
I hope you’re enjoying my Handmade Holiday Blogathon! Feel free to share your favorite handmade gifts/recipes/tutorials, too
Here’s a little tutorial to make some adorable button ornaments!
First, cut fabric of your choice (consider a theme for your tree as you go) and use a button maker to make your fabric buttons.
Then attach coordinating ribbon or a wire hook to the back of the button.
Lastly, hang on your tree and admire your work!