Get Your DIY on: Handmade Gifts {& Features!}


Happy Sunday!!  Hello and welcome back!  Are you finished with your Christmas shopping? I still have a few things to buy, but I’m getting there! 
In addition to my handmade gift project for this party, this week I shared a simple and inexpensive teacher’s gift idea. You could attach these right to a gift card to add a little something personal or give them as is:
Inexpensive teacher's gift
I also shared Part 2 of my House Tour as part of the Twelve Days of Christmas Tour!
Christmas Home Tour Part 2
If you joined us last week, thank you!!  There were SO many beautiful ornaments shared. I have pinned several as inspiration for next year!  There is something so special about ornaments that are handmade.  
It was tough, but I narrowed it down to three favorites! These are all awesome ornament ideas!
Awesome Ornament Ideas

Cindy from Little Miss Celebration never disappoints… I am loving her Paper Mache Shadowbox Ornament:

Paper Mache Shadowbox Ornament

This DIY Map Ornament from Andrea at Life. Love. Larson is such a great idea!

Map Ornament

Last, but certainly not least, is this beautiful Book Page Snowflake Ornament from Cathy at Vintage, Paint, and more:

Book page Ornament

You girls are so creative! If you’re looking for last-minute handmade ornament gift ideas, be sure to check out last week’s party to see them all!

As a special mention this week, I am also featuring this Beautiful Christmas Tour shared by Tonya from Pails of Paint. She and her family live in an 1850’s farmhouse and her home is overflowing with handmade details. I hope you’ll take a minute to visit and actually read it as she shares how she pulled together every detail.

Handmade Christmas Tour

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{Don’t forget to check my co-hosts’ blogs to see their features too!}

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Time to party!  Woo hoo!  This week’s theme is Hand Made Gifts!  Nothing says “You’re special”  like a handmade gift.  That is why we love those macaroni necklaces from our kiddos so much!  

Here are the fun handmade gifts my awesome co-hosts and I shared for this week’s challenge:


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 Are you sad? We are down to the wire on the party!  We only have today’s and next week’s party left.  I don’t want it to end sniff sniff…

Cheer up for now and let’s link up and party!  

Just a couple of quick tidbits before we get started… 

We would be so stinkin’ excited if you would: 

 * Follow each of your hosts in some sort of fashion.

 * Link back to our fabulous party in your posts.

 * Stick around, meet other bloggers, and leave some blog love  

 *  Remember: Each week has a theme, let’s stick to it! (Because that’s what makes it so fun!)

 * Be inspired!

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  1. Thank you so much for the DIY Map Ornament feature!! xo

  2. Christy, thank you so much for featuring my Paper Mache Shadowbox ornament!! I hope you are having a great week!

  3. Thank you for hosting, Christy. The ornaments are so pretty, but my favorite feature today is Tonya’s farmhouse. I am utterly in love with it. Have a merry week! — Nancy

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my home tour! That really made my day!!! 🙂

    • You are SO welcome, Tonya! You are definitely a girl after my own heart…I love how you have repurposed and upcycled so many lovely things. It was my pleasure to share your beautiful home. Merry Christmas 🙂