wire wrapped christmas candles

Happy Christmas Eve! I’ve got a cool handmade gift idea to share. I’ve seen some really pretty wire crafts making their way around the interwebs and I love how wire can be incorporated into just about any project. I decided to make some holiday candles with my Wick Candle Maker, and throw some Happy Jig wire atContinue reading “wire wrapped christmas candles”

kate spade-inspired felt tissue holder

Let’s talk handmade gift ideas! I’ve got a couple of friends that I love to make handmade gifts for each Christmas. As I was thinking about what to make for them this year, I was totally inspired by a cute Kate Spade NY penguin wallet I found online couple of years ago. I decided to create myContinue reading “kate spade-inspired felt tissue holder”

how to make a winter wonderland tumbler with the spin it pro

Christmas is coming up pretty quickly, but there’s still time to make some cool handmade gifts for your loved ones. If you need a gift idea for a teacher, coworker, neighbor or friend, a custom tumbler is definitely the way to go! One of my favorite ways to make a glitter tumbler is using theContinue reading “how to make a winter wonderland tumbler with the spin it pro”

diy gift wrap + handmade card with the works all in one tool

Since I’ve been working for We R Memory Keepers for about 10 years, I’m lucky enough to have just about every tool they’ve created. I’ve got every punch board, trimmer, and gadget, but the one I reach for most often is the “swiss army knife” of the We R tool arsenal, The Works All InContinue reading “diy gift wrap + handmade card with the works all in one tool”

father’s day gift ideas | free SVG files!

Let’s talk Father’s Day! My mantra is “handmade is always better”, and handmade with FREE SVG FILES is even better! I used some free cutting and drawing files I found on the We R Memory Keepers blog to make handmade foiled cards with my Foil Quill and Silhouette Cameo 3, and some Father’s Day t-shirtsContinue reading “father’s day gift ideas | free SVG files!”

valentine’s day gift idea: make a mini envelope photo album!

Let’s talk Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s always hard to find just the right one for that special someone in your life. I find that going handmade is always a good option because it represents a gift of your time, resources and talent which has a little more impact than a store bought gift. I’m excited toContinue reading “valentine’s day gift idea: make a mini envelope photo album!”

how to make a glitter tumbler with the spin it tumbler turner

Several months ago I was turned on to an amazing trend in the craft world–making custom tumblers! You know those insulated stainless steel cups and mugs that keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold? Crafters are adding patterned paper, fabric, photos, vinyl decals, and GLITTER to these to decorate them and customizeContinue reading “how to make a glitter tumbler with the spin it tumbler turner”

seventh day of christmas: holiday gift card holders

Hello friends! Happy Eighth Day of Christmas! I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like notContinue reading “seventh day of christmas: holiday gift card holders”

thanksgiving hostess gift idea

Hello friends! Today I want to share a cute and practical project idea to help stretch your crafting budget. This year I collected lots of adorable Halloween papers and embellishments thinking I would use all of them, of course. How’s my project list coming? I think it’s safe to say I have a bit moreContinue reading “thanksgiving hostess gift idea”

diy perforated notepads for teacher

Hello there friends! It’s that time of year again (how??) and today I’m sharing a quick and easy gift idea for your child’s new teacher this year.  Since my daughter spends so much time at school, and her teacher works so hard, I like to let her teacher know how much I appreciate everything sheContinue reading “diy perforated notepads for teacher”