It’s Friday! These weekly lists have grown on me. I look forward to each and every one, but this weeks is by far my favorite. Why? Because I’m a huge DIY Geek. After the holidays are over I have this large bag, full of projects, in my office that I can’t wait to dig into. It’s the perfect way to pass the time during the winter months.
Almost all of my gifts this year are handmade by me. I’m looking forward to giving them out when Christmas arrives (which is in 12 days). Enjoy the list cause I had fun with it. Actually found myself getting “lost” in each and every blog that I came across.
Next Friday’s list will consist of last minute packaging ideas and holiday appetizers. We’re you invited to a party and asked to bring something to pass? I’ll share a few goodies.
Buttons! They are my favorite item to find when I’m out picking. I silently scream when I come across them. Lisa from Evolution Revolution compiled a list of ideas to bring them back to life. She also created this adorable Christmas Ball Wreath for $11. A great project to get the kids involved.
How about a handmade journal?
I will definitely be trying this one. Photos on canvas using Mod Podge. Click here for the tutorial.
I’ve seen people put up more than one Christmas tree in their home. Plus you have those at your place of employment sitting on your desk. So, we need decorations for those trees, right? Here’s 20 DIY Mod Podge Ornaments to inspire you to make a trip to the local craft store. Or if your like me you probably already have everything you need in your craft studio. Don’t forget the easy tutorial I posted last week to give you another idea on how to use those ornaments.
Every door needs a wreath. It’s that simple. Get the whole family involved. Alphamom shared these adorable creations.
Scrapbooks make great gifts for those who live out of town. It’s a great way for them to keep up with the families accomplishments. Tutorial is here.
Brittni shares this awesome idea to add a splash of color (and design) to your table. Ink Blot Placemats! Love these!
Three words. Tiny Polaroid Magnets. She convinced me at Polaroid. Magnets just rock! I use them everywhere I can. I’ll share more later on this subject. In the meantime go make some of these. Giving a food gift in a tin? Attach your tag/card to the tin using your homemade magnet.
Dig out that old sweater that you don’t wear anymore and create a pair of mittens. Super easy, just click here for the instructions.
To use a dog bone cookie cutter may not be very Christmas like, but I don’t care. I use it every year no matter what holiday it is. I guess you could say it’s very Jennifer like.
Before I forget, here’s the recipe. Another one that my Mom passed along to me.
|It only took about 20+ shots to get one that I was happy with. Have you ever photographed mini chocolate chips?|
|Holiday Decor in Galena, IL (All That’s Vintage)|
Enjoy my finds from Etsy.com. All $25. and under. I would like several of these myself.