All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘handmade holiday gifts’

How To Make An Evergreen Herb Candle Step 5

Evergreen Pressed Evergreen Herb Candles

These DIY pressed herb candles are perfect for anytime of year because they are created with evergreen herbs which are always available. Using beeswax or soy wax, canning jars, evergreen clippings, and essential oils, these candles make for beautiful handmade gifts and home decor that brings the outdoors in. Since I began working at a local apothecary here in Portland, Oregon, …

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Finished Miniature Wreath With Real Evergreens Pinecones And Seed Heads

Miniature Evergreen Wreath Ornaments + Giveaway!

With just a snippet from an outdoor evergreen you’re well on your way to making these miniature wreath ornaments. You can hang them on the tree, use them to decorate the outdoors, add them to gifts, or even use them as napkin rings! No matter how you use them they are fun and simple project to bring the outdoors in. …

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How To Make A Miniature Branch Reindeer 1

How to Make a Miniature Twig Reindeer Ornament

Expand your miniature garden menagerie to include pets or favorite animals, like this twig reindeer. Consider tiny spruce branches for ears or fury antlers and use tiny Christmas balls or lights cut from ornaments to decorate them. You will surely find an abundance of miniature craft supplies at your local craft store, just look for the miniature tree decorating section. …

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Homemade Gifts From Nature

Simply Stunning Homemade Gifts Inspired by Nature

Do you dread the thought of fighting your way through busy malls and shopping centers in order to pick out the perfect gift? You are not alone. It’s not that I dislike purchasing gifts, I just do not like shopping for them. Gasp, I know, I know…who doesn’t like shopping? Me! (But I LOVE crafting.) I appreciate when someone takes the …

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17 Easy Homemade Gifts From The Kitchen Round Up

Easy and Delicious Homemade Gifts From the Kitchen

There’s nothing like a homemade gift; especially one that’s edible. I purposely preserve extra jams and jellies each year for gift giving. My friends and family look forward to my baskets of homemade food gifts that I give out for special occasions. An edible gift is perfect for those hard to shop for people in your life, as well as those …

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Pine Cone Swag Tutorial

Simple & Elegant Natural Pinecone Swag

Here’s an easy to make decor accessory made with natural materials you can probably scrounge up in your yard. The simple and elegant pinecone swag can be hung on the door, stair banisters, or even the front gate. Forage in your yard, the woods, or a friendly neighbor’s garden for the greens and pinecones for this stylish holiday-themed craft. Materials: *Pinecones (assorted sizes) …

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