Tag Archives | Christmas Gift Ideas

March 8, 2012
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A+ Teacher Photo Collage (Teacher Appreciation Idea)

This week has been teacher appreciation week at my oldest son’s school, and I wanted to make a little something to give to his teacher to let her know how much we truly value all she does for her students. As I was considering what type of project to put together, I immediately thought of […]

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December 21, 2011
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Stenciled Kraft Paper Wrapping

Humble Kraft paper really is becoming one of my absolute favorite secret weapons when it comes to stylish gift wrapping. I love that it sets a neutral stage to showcase any number of baubles and embellishments!  In addition to the Paper Medallion Ornaments I shared a few weeks back and the Custom Printed Twill Ribbon […]

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December 20, 2011
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Vintage Photo Pillow Tutorial

Thumbing through the December/January issue of Country Living, I stumbled upon these darling throw pillows showcasing old photos.  I loved the concept, and I knew immediately that these would make great, easy-to-sew Christmas presents!  Some of you might remember the DIY Painted Tile tutorial I shared earlier this year using the new line of Martha […]

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December 15, 2011
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Pine Cone Place Card Ornaments

Are you hosting a big holiday meal this year? Today I’m going to share a quick and easy project that is not only a perfect way to dress up your table for holiday entertaining, but it also doubles as a thoughtful gift! These Pine Cone Place Card Ornaments will let holiday dinner guests know exactly their […]

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December 14, 2011
How to make custom twill tape - perfect for holiday gift wrapping!

Printed Twill Ribbon Tutorial

    Today I’m sharing a quick and easy project idea for really kicking your holiday gift wrapping up a notch with a personal touch: Handmade Printed Twill Ribbon!For this project, you will need:Wording PDF files {{free downloads}} OR word processing softwareMerry and Bright PDFJoy to the World PDFWhite twill fabricFreezer paperIronComputer printerRotary cutter and […]

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December 12, 2011
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Sliding Door Gift Card Holders

It seems my Christmas list grows longer each year, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that sometimes a gift card is just what the doctor ordered for simplifying my holiday shopping and helping me preserve a teensy bit of my sanity. I hate how impersonal gift cards can be, though, so my […]

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December 2, 2011
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Nest of Posies Scallop Posies

Y’all might have heard of Nest of Posies. Without a doubt this is my. favorite. handmade shop. Kellie, the creative force behind Nest of Posies, has truly impeccable taste, especially when it comes to conceiving of stylish items that will literally cause complete strangers to stop you in the street (or the airport, or the […]

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November 24, 2011
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Peppermint Bark (Swell Noel #40)

Cindy from Skip to my Lou is here this morning sharing a festive and downright pretty treat perfect for gift-giving! *** Hi Everyone, I’m Cindy and I am thrilled to be guest posting here! I hope you will come visit me at Skip to my Lou for some crafty tutorials, handmade gift ideas, teacher appreciation […]

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November 21, 2011
13 Handmade Gift Ideas - Includes some great ideas for men, too!

Positively Splendid Handmade Gift Round-Up

Happy Monday! Who can believe it’s just three days until Thanksgiving? Wow!Friday kicks off the official Christmas season, and with that comes the task of finding just the right gift for the special people in your life. Because many of you may have started reading Positively Splendid in the recent months, I thought I would […]

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November 16, 2011
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Book of Mental Hugs (Swell Noel #36)

My darling friend Michele from The Scrap Shoppe is here this morning with a gift idea I know y’all will **love** as much as I do! Take it away, Michele! *** Hello, Positively Splendid readers! I’m Michele, and I create at The Scrap Shoppe. I’m so excited to be here as part of Amy’s Swell […]

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