Have a Handmade Holiday

Every year I find that not only is this one of my favorite time of the year, but it can always be so stressful!
Gift buying...
I love buying gifts for everyone - but sometimes my wallet (or should I say my Husband's wallet) doesn't!
I get myself worked up trying to find the perfect gift for everyone, and tend to loose sight of
what the Holidays are really about!
It's being with Family & Friends, and loving everything about that moment!
So this year I decided to take a different approach to gifts.
I am going to make everyone's gifts!!
I will probably run myself just as crazy making everything, but I feel like it will make the gifts have that much more meaning to them.
I rounded up a list of gifts I plan on making for those that are on my 
"Nice List" 
(HAHA I have seen how to make coal, so you better watch out!)

1. DIY Tent || Little Willow Tree
2. DIY Teepee || Jen Loves Kev

3. Crayon Roll || The Pleated Poppy
4. PillowCase Capr || BeccaMarie Designs for U-Create
5. DIY Dolls & Plush Toys || Babble || An Assortment of Blogs

6. Grill Rubs || Kojo Designs
7. Lunchbox Shoe Kit || Martha Stewart
8. DIY Cinnamon Toothpicks || Wiki How

9. Vintage Suitcase Dress-up Storage || Red Velvet Girls (Original Source)
10. DIY Pouf || The Cream to My Coffee

11. CD Wallet Scrapbook || Wedding Bee
12. Charming Book Marks || Country Living
13. Monogrammed Journal || Real Simple

13. DIY Lip Balm (Perfect Stocking Stuffer) || Little Willow Tree
14. Organic Bath Salts || BHG
15. Snow Globes || Martha Stewart

16. Hand Warmers || The Scrappe Shoppe Blog
17. Lavendar Winter Warmers || A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

18. Dog Toy || BHG
19. DIY Multi-Strand Scarf || Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth
20. Infused Vodka || Real Simple

22. Personalized Mugs || The 36th Avenue
23. Pallet Art Silhouette || Infarrantly Creative

24. DIY Fitted Crib Sheet || Spearmint Baby
25. DIY Toddler Bedding || Me Sew Crazy
{My kids are both getting new bed sets for Christmas!!}

There is lots to choose from and something for everyone!!
Well I better get started seeing as we are only a few days away from December!


  1. Great post! I especially love the family silhouette on the piece of wood!

    1. Thanks Jamie!! I love that one too!! Definitely will be getting made ASAP!!

  2. Thank you, Heidi, for featuring two of my projects! You are awesome and this is a great list!

  3. Wow, some great ideas here... thanks for sharing!


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  4. gotta love handmade and so love your post !

    1. I as well love handmade, if you couldn't tell already ;) Thank you!!! I tried to choose not your typical gifts, kind of out of the box ideas.

  5. I would make gifts too if I could make nice things! There are so many handmade items on my own wish list! And, you're right, of course. The holidays are about being extra thankful and spending extra time with loved ones. -Jessica L

  6. Hi Just found you via the hop - I am loving this gift list so many amazing things.

    I have to agree I love choosing peoples presents and getting things ready but the best part really is spending time with my family :).

    Life in a Break Down

  7. Found you via the GFC collective! Great post. very inspiriting and i love your blog title name!



  8. Oh, you are so right! I have bought some handmade items already as gifts! I wish I had time to make stuff! I really want to try to make #6, #9, #10. Can't wait to see the finished products! -Jessica L


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