Sunday, November 21, 2010

Handmade Holiday Review

Courtney at A Thoughtful Place knows how to gift give. I am totally doing this! I love the possibilities of it, and she shows us different ways to use them! Way to go!

chalkboard coasters

By now, you might know that I get weak in the knees when it comes to packaging. I am drooling over these little bags. How simple yet so charming! Beth at It is What it Is used these as a Christmas advent (of course!), but you can use them for whatever you like!

 goodie bags

Orange it Lovely is a girl after my own heart. Pottery Barn and glitter. Oh, and saving money. Perfect combination! These would be great to attach to my presents to my teenage nieces. The wheels, people! They’re turnin! pottery barn peace ornament

Speaking of high-priced decor on the cheap, Carrie at Dittle Dattle replicated a Ballard Designs monogram wreath. I think this might be my neighbor gift this year. This way, I can drive by their houses and think how cool I am for making them such a beautiful gift. Or I can drive by their houses and curse them for not putting my wreath on their doors.

Christmas Monogram Wreath

Uh oh. We’ve got a sewer, people. Stand by. Oh, wait. After reading her instructions, I just might be able to do this. Go see the tree these are on at Running with Scissors. Too. cute.

Oh. My. Word. Want. IT. How charming and simple and delicate and seasonal.  Go to the I Design Box for directions (and a gorgeous horse print on the wall!).

book page tree

I’ll be back to announce the winners—no, I haven’t forgotten. I’ve got some projects I’m working on, and I’ve got 754 loads of laundry to complete.

24 comments:

beth said...

Thanks for featuring my Christmas Countdown bags--such an honor to see them here! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Cute ideas!!! Love that sweet tree :)

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, thanks!!! What a sweet surprise. And I am gaga over beth's countdown bags as well. Have already printed the number :)

Orange it Lovely said...

Oh THANK you for the mention. It made my day.. heck my week :)
~Tana

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

What great ideas!!

LacyHolly said...

Thank you for sharing all these lovlies! :) They are all such adorable ideas!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Thank you for sharing my monogram wreath. It was so easy and cheap to make :D

Lady Rink said...

I need that R! I love it!

The Mulberry Girl said...

I am dying laughing here - I must be overtired, I read that as "we've got a sewer..." as in pipes, underground, the yuck ones. Oh my goodness, I am getting ice cream and going to bed.

Barb said...

Hey Mulberry Girl, I thought it was the same "sewer". I need to go to bed! How funny. I loved the monogramed wreath! Nice. I got really tired when you mentioned you were doing 754 loads of wash.

Mom

Dream Mom said...

Wow, great projects. Love those bags, the wreath and everything really!

Darcy from The I.Design Box said...

Thank you so much for linking to my book paper Christmas tree! :-)

I love your blog and follow it regularly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ali Rockwell said...

Those little bags are super cute!

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