Sunday, January 8, 2012

Handmade Gifts.

I know this is a little late but I wanted to share the handmade gifts I gave a Christmas this year.
Honestly, I forgot I even took pictures of them until I was looking through my Christmas pictures. 
I decided to still share because all of these can be given for any occasion, plus they were pretty inexpensive, which makes everyone happy.

I made this for my mom.
This is only the second fabric wreath that I have ever made and I was really happy with the way it turned out.
I also made one for my mother in law (which I forgot to take a photo of) and I liked it too.
I could make a zillion of them and hang them all over the house but I'm not too certain all the boys in the house would appreciate it.

I made these for my sisters.
I love all of them, the hoop art and my sisters, haha.
I don't know how to sew or stitch so it's not perfect, but I like them like that. 
I really tried to make each one reflect their individual style and taste and I'm pretty sure I achieved my goal.
Well at least they told me I did.

This last one is not really all handmade but it might just be my favorite gift I gave this year.
I love, love, love my succulents I planted a few months back and I wanted to share my love for them.
I picked up a few of these pots at Ikea for a great price, of course.
I took the boys to Home Depot and Ethan selected most of the succulents.
 I had planned on him helping my plant all of them, but since he was sick it didn't work out.
Anyway, I just stamped some craft paper, taped it on and tied some red yarn around. 
Everyone loved them!
This will definitely be my go to gift all year. 

I loved giving handmade gifts this year. It's so much more personal and thoughtful. 
I hope everyone loved receiving them as much a I loved giving them.


Erin said...

Love them! It is so much more special to make and give unique gifts than scramble at the store for something ordinary, don't you think?!?

Jen said...

I love them all! So cute! The hoop art is my favorite, I did A LOT of hoop art for Christmas too :) Visiting from Life Made Lovely:)

Gee said...

I agree...means so much more knowing that you took the time to handcraft than just go out and buy!! I love my wreath and my potted plants!!

Katie {Always, Katie} said...

I tried a lot of handmade gifts this year, too... the most popular BY FAR was the Texas Roadhouse-style honey butter I found on Pinterest. Unfortunately, there were also multiple DIYfails... so I ended up doing a couple of gift cards at the last minute. Oh well. I LOVE the hoop art... it's the cutest I've ever seen! In fact... I'm pinning it so I can attempt it later :-)