How-to: Hand Stitched Felt Gift Bow

Hand stitched felt gift bow

In my opinion, some of the best holiday gifts are the simplest–a gift card, a candle, a bottle of wine.  And, although I love giving these gifts I can’t help but feel that I’d have liked the gift to be a little bit more personalized, a little bit more handmade.  This beautiful hand stitched felt gift bow is an easy (and inexpensive) way to add a little homemade love to a simple gift. This bow is very easy to make, {Read More}

Gift Packing Ideas: Five Ways to Package Edible Gifts


It is that time of year again!  Gift giving season is upon us.  We have 5 gift packing ideas on how to package edible gifts for you today.  A few supplies will have you packaging up small or large amounts of delicious treats for  neighbors, friends, and more. 5 Gift Packing Ideas for Edible Treats: Gift packing ideas #1: Mason Jars. First we have a pretty mason jar holding a few cookies or maybe even your homemade fudge.  For this one you {Read More}

DIY Gift Tags: Candy Cane Clay Words


These fun clay word DIY gift tags are a cute way to dress up your presents for holiday gift giving!  You can make your tag in any color you want to match your wrapping paper, and spell any name or word you want.  Keep reading to learn how easy (and addictive) this simple gift wrap idea is to make. Supplies needed to make your own clay DIY gift tags: Sculpey Sampler Pack Clay Tool Set Baker’s Twine Step one. Cut {Read More}

5 Vintage-Inspired Gift Wrapping Ideas


One of the best things about the winter holiday season is the amount of presents to wrap. I wish I could wrap this many presents all year! Each gift wrap is an opportunity to create mini art. This year, I came up with five easy, vintage-inspired Christmas gift wrapping ideas. Vintage gift wrapping ideas #1: Stenciled kraft wrapping paper. This one is easy! Just randomly paint stenciled numbers on long piece of kraft paper and finish by wrapping lots of red {Read More}

DIY Reindeer Food Burlap Sacks


Hi Friends! One of the traditions I have been doing with my boys is making reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer to enjoy on Christmas Eve. We sprinkle a little on the ground on Christmas Eve and leave out milk and cookies for Santa.  They love it and even help in the making of the reindeer food.  I was looking on Pinterest and I saw the cutest reindeer washcloth.  She had made a reindeer out of soap and washcloths. You can view her {Read More}

Last Minute Gift Idea: Snowman Mason Jar Gift


Are you looking for a quick and easy gift giving project to make?  This snowman mason jar gift is simple and fun to make, and you can customize it with different color “scarves” or add other accessories to it. Neighbors, teachers, friends – anyone on your list would enjoy these cute little jars! Supplies needed to make your own snowman mason jar gift: Silver Mercury Glass Mason Jar. 4 Inch Styrofoam Ball. Solid Black Eyes – 9 mm. Carrot Nose. {Read More}