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16 Best Gifts for Baby’s First Holiday Season. 45 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn. We here at Kitchn believe that the very best gifts are of the edible sort, so today we're sharing all our favorites — and we mean all! There are soft gingerbread cookies to send in the mail and rosé gummies to share with your BFF. New moms will be thankful for a big jar of DIY instant mac and cheese, and anyone would be happy to find some vanilla-scented nut clusters under the tree. 1/4345 Deliciously Easy Homemade Gifts Cookies & Bars If you're planning on mailing sweet treats this holiday season, bar cookies and sturdy biscotti travel well and hold up beautifully. Candies The gift of something sweet has a special way of bringing a smile to anyone's face. Brittle and Chocolate Bark Whether it's topped with chopped peppermint candies, pretty rose petals, or cookie pieces, chocolate bark is easy to make and the most excellent gift for any chocolate-lover in your life. Other Sweet Treats Packaged up in a nice jar with pretty ribbon, flavored sugars and sauces make a wonderful hostess gift.

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Let’s face it: Moms love nothing more than photos of their children and wine. Bundle those two together with personalized photo wine glasses. Now, these glasses won’t last for years and years, but they’re the perfect special touch for an afternoon Mother’s Day aperitivo. We recommend curating a story with your set of four glasses. Maybe it’s photos from your last family vacation, photos of you and your Mom throughout the years or pictures of her favorite things.

A little FYI – to preserve this glasses, we suggest sticking to hand washing only. Materials: – photos on printer paper – Mod Podge Tools: – scissors – pencil – paint brush Instructions: 1. 2. 3. Trace the bottom of the glass around the part of the picture you want to display. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on the bottom of the glass and press in the photo. Yes, it is that easy! Weddings, vacations, birthdays — all great moments to display on glasses for Mom. Set up a bar station for drinks before your Mother’s Day dinner. Interior Designers' Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors - The Best Paint Color For Your Kitchen. A. party style: xmas in july :: gifts. Every year I make our friends and neighbors a little gift during the holiday season. Last year I made homemade Kahlua. It is really easy to make, just be warned it can get a little costly depending on how many you have to give. I made gallons of this stuff. My house smelled so good while I was "cooking" it.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the finish product, but you can see the filled bottles below. I made a couple of cute little tags that I tied on with red and white baker's twine. For those of you avid readers, do you recognize the bottles? For any of you interested in making this, make sure you plan ahead. Homemade Kahlua: 2 cups hot water 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon instant coffee 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups vodka 1/2 cup good brandy In a pan on low to medium heat combine sugar, coffee, vanilla and water. **In other news, I am a guest blogger over at today! Last Minute Crochet Gifts: 30 Fast and Free Patterns to Make Now! Don’t panic – you can still have that handmade holiday or birthday, and do some stash busting while you’re at it! Here are some great last minute crochet gifts, each of which takes less than 200 yards of yarn! Crochet Gifts For Kids: Sparky the Monster by Stacey Trock, for Knitting Fever: There are all sorts of monsters here to make, and they are all adorable.

But I have to admit Sparky is my favorite! Hermione the Unicorn by Dawn Toussaint, a Ravelry download: How cute is this!? Crochet Gifts For Teens: U: Slouchy hats are hip as can be! Crochet Gifts For The Chef: Treble Sponge by Anastacia Zittel, on Anastacia Knits Designs: Make cleanup just a little more fun – and it takes only 20 yards of yarn! Crochet Gifts For the Fashionista: Nordstrom Crochet Hobo Bag by Dao Lam, on Just One More Line: I’ve made this pattern myself – it works up very fast, and looks great!

Crochet Gifts For Teachers, Friends, and Co-workers: Crochet Gifts For the Fellow Crafter: 38 DIY Gifts People Actually Want. Blue Q Gum. Mignon | heart measuring spoons. Mignon | Beauty + Accessories. Blue Q Cigar Boxes. Ankle. Mr. & Mrs. coffee mugs. Today is a very special day for my hubby and I. Two years ago we were saying our vows. I can't believe it's been two years already. He has made my life wonderful in so many ways. He makes me strong, makes me whole. I couldn't imagine not having him in my life. He is my world! And he's mighty good looking too... In honor of our anniversary I wanted to do a little something on those lines.

Supplies: 2 coffee mugs 1 Black sharpie 1 Red sharpie *Acetone (I found the acetone works great to remove the marker if you mess up) Step 1: I did my mustache and lips freehand but if you are not comfortable doing this then I would recommend finding a printable stencil to work with. Step 2: Draw your mustache and lips on the mug, then write Mr. & Mrs. Step 3: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Note: Now from what I've read online it seems to be pretty hit or miss on whether or not the sharpie will stick to the mug.

Happy Crafting! How to turn almost anything into a freakin’ huge bow for wedding decor or fashion! Have you ever looked a big fluffy gift bow and thought "How the hell do they make that? " Well, it turns out you can totally DIY gift bows — nice, big, fluffy ones out of almost any paper good. I'm going to make one out of a map. But you can make them from fancy ribbon, of course, or from recycled materials, too — comic strips from the Sunday paper, ribbon from an old VHS tape, pages of an outdated calendar, anything you can cut into strips and twist into loops can be made into a gorgeous bow. Once you've mastered this tutorial, you can use these custom bows as aisle décor, table settings or centerpieces, or secure them to headbands or barrettes and wear them in your hair. (Wait till you see how it looks in my husband's hair!) Materials and Tools Map(s), or whatever you'd like to use Ruler Scissors Glue runner or double-sided tape Step 1: Determine the finished size of your bow.

Step 2: Width of bow should increase with size of bow. Step 4: Do the twist! Step 6: Bask in the gorgeousness! How to make animal pom-poms - Mr Printables Blog. After making those flower pompoms, I couldn’t help making more. Maybe it’s called procrastination. I have hundreds of other things on my to-do list, but then this week I thought, well, hey let’s just make more pompoms!

Among many other ideas, I went for having a go at animal pompoms. It’s just that kids love animals most and that’s what matters here on Mr P! Basically the method is the same. Start with the nose and mouth in the middle, wrap around the surrounding face color on top of this, a little wrapping floating in the middle for the eyes then finishing with more face color. Place a pencil (or your finger) on one end and wrap extra yarn around it a bit like this. I had a comment from a reader who thought my pompoms looked perfect and hers weren’t. Before the trimming: a sad koala. Yay! Here are more detailed step-by-step photos showing how to make a lion pompom. I’m still using the same cardboard pompom maker I used for the flowers.

And after the trimming. 25 DIY Gifts for Travel Lovers. Looking for cheap and easy gifts for all the travel lovers you know? Maybe you need a little something for yourself to remember your last vacation? Well, you will LOVE these DIY gifts that you can make in minutes! I’ll admit that I could start traveling and never stop…it’s an addiction, but I’m really alright with it.

Maybe you’re like me or you have family members that you never know where there’re at this week. These are the kind of gifts they will treasure…trust me! These easy gift tutorials are perfect for quick afternoon projects. Why spend a ton on gifts when you can make personalized gifts super cheap??? I big puffy heart handmade gifts and these tutorials make it easy to create something special for all the travel lovers on your holiday shopping list. If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your pins, tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes on my previous handmade gift posts! Have you made any handmade gifts lately? ~Kim. Cran Judy-Ann. Think back to your 21st birthday and what are the things that you are most excited about? Of Course. You are now legally allowed to drink and buy alcohol. If you are the "ideal" 21 year old, you have not experienced too much in drinking and are pretty new to this whole world of mixed drinks.

So often the main question that stumps many new drinkers is the simple "What would you like today? ". I often laugh when I think about a story that my Brother-In-Law tells about his experience in ordering his first drink. This story is what inspired me to do my next project. What a fabulous idea! *1 Oval Black Metal Pail (as shown to left) * 2 Large Packages of Tinseled Pipe Cleaners *2 Large Packages of Colored Pipe Cleaners *Alphabet Stickers (Found in Scrapbooking) *Number Stickers *Decoration Stickers (I used Candles & Swirls) *Glitter Spray paint *Medium package of decor rocks / gems *Large square of Styrofoam *21 Wooden Thin Dowels or Kabob Sticks *21 Assorted 50ml. sample liquor bottles Step by Step. 100 Handmade Gift Tutorials. Homemade Origami Valentine Card: Kissing Lips Popup. Looking for an origami Valentine card idea? Why not give your Valentine a big smoochy kiss with these pop-up origami kissing lips.

They’re a cinch to make, and then you just glue them into the inside of a card. I’ll show you how on this page... Here’s what your homemade origami valentine card could look like. On the outside, it just looks like an ordinary card. But when you open it... You get a big kiss! It’s really easy to make valentine cards like these. Materials for Origami Valentine Card To make the kissing lips, you’ll need a square of paper about 6 inches (15 cm) wide. It’s best if the paper is blank on one side and colored on the other , so that the lips stand out. Video: Kissing Lips Origami Valentine Here’s a video showing how to fold the origami kissing lips.

If the video keeps stopping and starting, it’s probably because your internet connection is a bit slow. Once you’ve made the lips, you just use glue or double sided tape to attach them to the inside of a card. Step 1 Step 2. Holiday DIY: Fun Gifts For Anyone. This is probably the most fun project I've done...I just kept laughing while it was all coming together.

This was also a really simple project so it would make for a great last-minute gift! I took some of these fabulous porcelain paint markers (Pebeo vitrea 160 in glossy) And drew funny faces and mustaches on some dollar store mugs.Let the paint dry for 24 hours then bake in the oven according to the marker's directions. Then I made some chocolate dipped stirring spoons and marshmallows with some of these fun ingredients! I also threw in some airplane sized liquor bottles and hot chocolate! Here's a quick tutorial on how to make the chocolate dipped spoons. 100 handmade gifts for mom. {Everything} In A Jar – Handmade Gifts. With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be.

I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called: {Everything} In A Jar Today, I am going to show you the ones I made for teachers! {energy} in a jar Peanuts White Chocolate Hot Drink Mix Suisse Mocha Latte Mix White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Energy Bar Milk Chocolate Truffles {pampering} in a jar Cozy Socks Sunshine Daisy Lotion Sunshine Daisy Fragrance Spray Moisture Rich Hand Creme Soothing Massage Bar Soap Eye Treatment Cream Facial Scrub Lip Balm {refreshment} in a jar Facial Cleaning Towelettes Wrinkle Release Spray Disposable Mini Toothbrushes Tide To Go Mini Pen Peppermint Gum Peppermint Altoids Mini Brush and Mirror Combo The first step for assembly is to stuff the goodies into the jars. I designed some labels to print off and put on the jars. Beef Jerky Nuts.

50 Homemade Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less. We all love gifting. However, we know that it’s hard to give gifts to all your friends ’cause let’s be real, it can really add up. However, Christmas is the perfect time for gift hacking, our new term for making wondrous gifts for your friends that won’t break the bank. This year, try sending them a gift they can make themselves, or DIY a gift for them! Check out our roundup of gifts that add a personal touch and won’t keep you on a diet of ramen and eggs for the next few months. 1.

Zipper Bracelets: Amazingly chic, these are simple and easy to make. (Pssst! 2. and 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. and 14: Wrap Bracelets and Washer Accessories: Perfect gift for anyone who loves sporting lots of swag on their arm. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. and 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. and 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. and 41. 42. and 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 49. 50. A Humble Creation: An Ode to Chai Tea Mix in a Mason Jar. 50 Treat Ideas for Valentine's Day. - Heart shaped macaron with raspberry/ strawberry from Mad Baker - Marshmallow for hot cocoa from The Decorate Cookie Love love love love this idea! - Homemade Valentine's Day mints from Busy Mommy - Hot chocolate for your Valentine from Martha Stewart - I heart cupcakes!

- Strawberry ladybugs from Wing- It Vegan - Heart shaped roasted potato from Haniela's Food & Photography - Valentine coffee via Gusto di Vita Looks easy! - Gumdrop flowers from Craftberry Bush - Heart shaped cinnamon rolls from Pinch My Salt What a lovely Valentine's Day breakfast! - Chocolate covered pretzel from Creatively Christy A fun and Simple idea! - The cutest Valentine's Day card! - Heart shaped rice ball (onigiri) via Deviant Art - Red wine lollipop from Sprinkle Bakes Treat for grown ups - Chocolate dipped strawberry rose from Babble These strawberry flowers would be good for Mother's Day too! - Bake a heart into the cupcake! - Brown sugar blondies for Valentine from Baked Perfection A simple recipe! - Candy necklace. DIY Balloon Surprise Box. Why yes, today’s DIY does totally coordinate with the new site!

What can I say, I love me a good theme and scheme! But this DIY is so much more. You can use it for just about anybody you want to send a little bit of cheer to, whether it’s their birthday or any other day (Scroll to the bottom for more ideas). Essentially, you’re filling a big ol’ box with colorful balloons and dropping it on someone’s doorstep for the most awesome (Budget friendly!) Surprise ever. Large Box Foam Core X-acto Knife Gold Spray Paint Glue Balloons Tape Have some balloons blown up in a few lovely colors. Now it’s time to make your “mark” (Ha!)

If you’d like, add a special note inside (We taped ours to the balloons) or leave it without a note for an anonymous surprise. Now grab a friend (or your niece, like me!) Quietly place the box on the lucky recipient’s doorstep, knock… and RUN! You can be creepy and watch from afar at their confusion and surprise, or you can just hear all about it later.