This holiday season, we've decided to spend more time creating gifts form the heart...To share them with loved ones and to share them with all of you, in my shoppe!
I am so excited about this, because I have a very long list of home-made gift ideas I've wanted to try out for some time now...
Some neat ideas I've come across over the years have included everything form hand-crafted ornaments, to handmade bath toppings, and of course, many different types of home-baked goodies, decorated in pretty little packages with matching cards and tags.
It seems like handmade gifts are everywhere and whatever you set out to make, there are most likely a wealth of ideas to get you started and plenty of supplies available to make the job oh-so-easy...And fun!
Before jumping into my long list of ideas, I decided to do something that was familiar to me, just to ease into the crafty spirit :)
I made some ornaments last year for our Christmas tree, so I decided to create a new set for this season.
I think these would make such a lovely gift....In a pretty decorated box...
Along with a matching card...
I used several different types of materials for the ornaments...
The large starts are made from a styrofoam, which I picked up at my local craft store.
After considering a few options of how to cover the stars, I decided to paint all the ornaments and leave the paper and pretty toppings for the decoration.
I used a lot of vintage buttons, lace, die-cut felt & glittery paper, as well as some stamped images to decorate these pretty little treasures.
I also picked up a few porcelain frames which, although a little fragile, were the perfect base for
all the lovely toppings I had left over from the first batch of ornaments I decorated.
I think these are so lovely, because they can be personalized with a photo, which can be switched out each year.
They can even be used as a fancy gift tag to top off a very special gift...
Whatever the case, I think they are so lovey and full of holiday spirit!
Thanks for stopping by today :)