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12 Homemade Holiday Gifts

12 Homemade Holiday Gifts

It's a challenge to pick out the perfect gifts for our friends and relatives around the holiday season. We're offering an alternative. Make things a little more simple with a round-up of our favorite craft projects that double as homemade gifts. Let your crafty side out, get sewing and avoid the stores!

Mini Wonderland Ornaments

Mini Wonderland Ornaments

A mini wonderland ornament is the perfect homemade gift for the person in your life who loves to decorate the house for the holidays, but likes to keep it simple and beautiful. You can mix it up and personalize your ornament to the taste of your receiver by switching out the birds and butterflies and replacing them with other figurines and objects.

Click here to make a Mini Wonderland Ornament >>

Pet Pillows

Pet Pillows

This was probably our all time favorite craft. Who doesn't want a pillow in the shape of their beloved pet? Sure you could go online and just order a pet pillow for your friend, but we promise making them is so much more fulfilling! We had fun playing with different shapes, fabric patterns, and dressing our cat in a tie!

Click here to make a Pet Pillow >> 

Homemade Holiday Cards

Homemade Holiday Cards

A beautifully written card can mean the world. As a parent it's often the only thing we really look forward to at gift giving time. The arctic animal holiday card gets you into the spirit of winter without having to look at another Dancing Santa (no offense Santa).

Click here to make an Arctic Animal Holiday Card >>

Winter Log Cabin

Winter Log Cabin

Another cute gift for your holiday-decorator. There's nothing more fitting for the holiday season than a miniture log cabin covered in snow and partnered with a beautiful white-tailed Buck. We can definitely see this little beauty standing on grandma's mantlepiece all winter long.

Click here to make a Winter Log Cabin >>

Holiday Bingo

Holiday Bingo

This may be less of a holiday gift and more of a holiday activity! Heaven Help Me Holiday Bingo had us in stiches when we sat down to talk about the stress of family-get-togethers over the holidays and how we wish we could laugh... instead of cry! We think we came up with the perfect solution for making the holidays fun (thanks, of course, to a little help from our good friend "spiked cider"). 

Click here to make Heaven Help Me Holiday Bingo Cards >>

Perfect Bouquet of Flowers

Perfect Bouquet of Flowers

If you're attending a holiday dinner party this year, present your host with the perfect bouquet of flowers. They'll be impressed to know that you put it together all on your own! And if you need a little gift to go with it, this book is the perfect accompaniment. 

Click here to make the Perfect Bouquet >>

Felted Elephants

Felted Elephants

If you're looking for a gift for a new-born and want to avoid buying more clothes (that they'll grow out of in a week), try felting some sweet animals that they can keep forever. Here are some tips for needle felting to make it super easy. You can even gift it with the animal's inspiration and our favorite childrens book

Click here to make a Felted Elephant >>

Heart Strung Embroidery

Heart Strung Embroidery

Heart Strung Embroidery has always been a popular craft and would make for the perfect, simple gift for your loved one. We're thinking it could be used as an ornament or framed as a personalized piece of art work to hang on the walls. It's just so sweet!

Click here to make Heart Strung Embroidery >>

Goodnight Moon Shadowbox

Goodnight Moon Shadowbox

Our Goodnight Moon Shadowbox is a nice way to capture a memory and make it last. If you feel like getting creative, make a similar shadowbox that captures a special memory. Maybe it's based on a favorite book, or perhaps it's a collection of photographs from a meaningful vacation. 

Click here to make a Shadowbox >>

Heart Pillows

Heart Pillows

You can personalize a pillow for your friend, relative, or significant other. Stencil patterns are simple and effective or you could get even more creative by using fun techniques to make your pillow really stand out. Try using the shibori technique or attempt to use vegetable dye.

Click here to make a Heart Pillow >>

Scented Beeswax Candles

Scented Beeswax Candles

If you're thinking that a few of your friends will be gifted candles this year, step your game up and make them yourself. You can even personalize each candle with different scents to get in the holiday spirit: pine, peppermint, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon all smell like the holidays to us!

Click here to make a Scented Beeswax Candle >>

Pet Treats

Pet Treats

It wouldn't have been fair to only include homemade gifts for our human friends. Our furry family members can be won over by a homemade treat, too! Bake some delicious treats for your dog or cat to munch on over the holiday season. You know that treats are the only real way into their hearts!!!

Click here to make Homemade Pet Treats >>

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