Category Archive: Handmade Gifts

VALENTINE TREATS – How to Create Candy Tubes Out of Toilet Paper Rolls!

  I just love packaging up gifts and treats with ribbons and bows and creating containers to stuff full of all things salty and sweet.  I also love recycling and repurposing so I am utterly thrilled share how to create candy tubes out of gussied up toilet paper rolls, stuff them full of Valentine treats, and hand …

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Jumbo Chocolate Chip Basketball Cookies

  Want a great way to say thank you to your kid’s basketball coach?  Why not attach it to a giant chocolate chip cookie!  We had fun baking up some jumbo cookies, adding some basketball piping, wrapping them up with team colored ribbon and attaching some cool ticket gift tags!   These yummy treats would also …

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BEER & POP CAN CHRISTMAS TREE GIFT!

This adorable pop can Christmas tree made out of a 12 pack of Mountain Dew made a perfect gift for one of Lily’s favorite teachers this Christmas.  I couldn’t help thinking just how great this would be made out of Beer or other party drinks to bring as a fun and festive hostess gift too.  You …

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CHRISTMAS CRUNCH POEM & Chocolate Covered Pretzel Snack Packs

After posting my Scarecrow Crunch, I received lots of requests for something similar with a Christmas theme.  So thank you for your requests and patience because this was fun to sketch and make snacks for.  You could use any snack mix with our Christmas Crunch Poem but we decided to play with chocolate &  pretzels creating two …

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Simple Homemade Gifts Under $5

Most of us love to give gifts but sometimes money can be an issue and sometimes when we want to make something, time can be an issue.  So I have gone through past projects and compiled a list of cute gifts that are not only simple and can be done in an afternoon but also projects …

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Legend of the Candy Cane Crafts

 Make a cute card, decorate a small box and fill it with mini candy canes, or create adorable individual candy cane gifts featuring the Legend of the Candy Cane. Follow along to get instruction on our candy cane crafts that you can make by creating your own image or you can CLICK HERE to purchase our legend …

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How to Make Boxes for a GIFT TOWER!

This gift tower or shall I say goodie tower made out of scrapbook paper has become my new favorite gift!  Filled with homemade or store bought goodies, this adorable stack of presents can be done for under $5 yet looks priceless and is perfect for teachers, friends, & neighbors. Follow along to see measurements and how …

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SNOWFLAKE COCOA – How to Make our Favorite Hot Chocolate Mix & Package up for Gifts!

  Today I’m sharing my mom’s favorite three ingredient hot chocolate mix using powdered milk instead of powdered creamer.  Since we wanted to give some away as gifts, we decided to add some cute snowflake sprinkles, marshmallows, candy canes, hugs & kisses to make it extra special.  Then we packaged up in bags and mugs …

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How to Make a Pillow Out of a Sweatshirt

This is such a fun and super simple project  !  It makes a wonderful gift for kids and teens in can be done in an hour!!!  You can buy a new sweatshirt for your pillow or better yet recycle a favorite sweatshirt once the kids out grow it.  This would be a great graduation gift made out of …

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FREE GIFT CARD HOLDER TEMPLATE

 This gift card holder template is a quick way to wrap your gift card in style and you can customize it for the lucky recipient by using different papers, stickers, and stamps!  I just love giving and receiving gift cards and half the fun is creating an adorable way to present it!  Just think, you …

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CD SCRAPBOOK

I just love making mini scrapbooks!  I think part of the appeal is that I can complete one in an afternoon where as my other albums are always a work in process.  I also love projects with a theme so that I can dive into all of the related embellishments!  Lastly, I love giving mini albums …

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CANDY COOKIES

Hummmm… What do we want for snack today, candy or cookies?  Well, we couldn’t decide so this is what we ended up with – CANDY COOKIES and happily so 🙂  Now we are thinking of many more combinations to try, but this first combination really was wonderful and needs no alterations! CANDY COOKIE INGREDIENTS 2 Sticks Room Temperature Butter …

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