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.
Who doesn’t love anything crochet?! I mean crochet has been around for ages and its STILL COOL! And getting cooler! Here’s proof!
I was given the opportunity to work with Red Heart Yarn, my FAVE yarn company, so I set off to find something EPIC! And when I saw this I jumped up, grabbed my Red Heart Yarn stash and was eeeekking my way back to my seat with excitement! I LOVE Red Heart, their yarn is so affordable, soft, and they have SO much to offer in colors and types!
I came across this idea originally on pintrest, and waited ever so patiently for the pattern to come out, well the night before it was set to come out actually, I had just crafted something cool and was all pumped and on a craft high, so I thought, I can make up a zebra print, for sure! So off I went!I practiced what I had come up with, gave it to my 9yr old to test, hers came out great so I knew i was in business with atleast the start of the wreath pattern and could jump right to it! Get a jump start on the wreath pattern I just HAD to make for my daughters room! That night I had the zebra swatch done! I was SO excited!
Now when I woke up in the morning her pattern was up so I went with what she had, cause I did NOT want to mess this up and I have only been crocheting for like 7 months… plus I was so nervous about wrapping the wreath frame, but like she said in her pattern, it came together fine even tho it seemed like it wouldn’t!
I just loved the lil head so much I had to snap a pic!
I wanted to customize the wreath, so I used my Westcott scissors to cut thru some heavy chipboard paper, they just cut so great and easy and are the best fit scissors for my hands, I have fibromyalgya and they just fit great and feel great!
I also got the chance to work with some cork paper! OMG I LOVE THIS STUFF! I mean, its so easy to cut and looks great on EVERYTHING! Did you know you can stamp it?! I mean why am I not playing with that stuff right now, cause I’m writing this, but that’s the ONLY reason, for reals, go buy it, it rocks. Anyways, I used it on my lil pennants! I LOVE the look it gives! I used some rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique to add some sparkle to the pennants. I poked two holes into the top of each pennant piece to feed some ribbon thru to hang the letter pennants, super easy, all these products are so easy to use…
I had some thicker letters, but they didn’t want to stick to the cork very well since I’ve been hoarding them for about 2 years now, and given this was going to be on my kids door, I wanted to be SURE they would STAY on.. so I used a little adhesive to make sure they stayed in place. I also used it to attach the ribbon holding up the pennants to the under arm of the zebra, I used the Fabri Tac, and anybody who works with yarn knows its not an easy thing to glue to, but it worked like magic!
To bring this project all the way home I used a rhinestone slide from The Buckle Boutique on the bow to the zebras lil hair accessory!
The pattern that inspired this was by Repeat Crafter Me, she is AWESOME, and can be seen HERE
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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled