Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas - BLOG HOP

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.


 
I decided to make a home decor' wooden accent for my home as my Gift Idea for the blog hop.
I have taken the 'Simple Christmas' set from Neat and Tangled and decorate my wooden plaque.
 
First thing I did was paint the wood in some white acrylic paint. Then I took some random sticker alphabets and added my quote and stamped my stamp in Clearsnaps 'Night' crafters ink. Then heat set the stamped image.
 
 
I painted over my letters again with the acrylic paint and then traced them with a charcoal pencil.


 I then used the little leaves from Neat and Tangled 'Simple Christmas Set' and made some grass and bushes around the house. I drew my own little flowers.
 
After that I took my Colorbox Chalk: Cat's Eye® Olive color ink pad and stamped the inkpad itself onto the sides of the wooden plaque. It's perfect since it has the shape of a leaf! Heat set!
 
Then I just traced the ink using my pencil and I made extra little doodles and veins in the leaves.

 
 
Then I rolled up some canvas scraps and used a hot glue gun to keep the shape and glued them to the edges of the wooden plaque. They are the cutest little shabby chic rosebuds!
 



 
 
That's it. I hope you enjoyed my little project.
 
Here's some photos of my finished project.
 

 



 Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!
Clearsnap
Ellison Educational Equipment
Walnut Hollow 
Graphic 45 
Neat and Tangled 
Therm O Web
Westcott 
Elizabeth Craft Designs 
Pink and Main 
The Buckle Boutique
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Rowland Technologies 
ICE Resin 
Hydrangea Hippo 
Clearsnap - Suzanne Austin
Stencil1 - Ed Roth 
Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa 
Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 
Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey 
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Frances Byrne
Lazy Mom’s - Joanna Grzeszczak
Homemade Ginger - Megan Kapple
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Asia King 
Ellison Educational Equipment - Anna-Karin Evaldsson
One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta
Therm O Web - Alice G0lden 
Lovely Etc - Carrie Spalding
ICE Resin - Clare Horner
Pink and Main - Yolie Burke
The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio
Modern Surrealist - Marisa Pawelko 
A Little Craft In Your Day - Tanner Bell 
Artsy Findings - Cheryl Waters
Stampin Mindy - Mindy Baxter
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5 comments:

Clare with paint in her hair said...

So fun, I love it!

JPScraps said...

Very pretty..Love it!

Shawn Mosch said...

I love the canvas flowers!

Shawn ~
Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
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Debby Lewis said...

Very nice. I like how you traced out the leaves and added a few of your own doodles.

Ann said...

Super cute, and love the little rolled flowers you added.