As I’ve said, we had a mini Christmas with my brother and his wife while they were here for Thanksgiving. My sister in law is one of the people I know that loves homemade gifts (not every does!), and so I always go a little bit crazy with making things for her because I love making gifts! And even better when you know someone appreciates them. :)
I mentioned the Pinterest Challenge floating around blogs – finding things on Pinterest and making them! I found several ideas for my presents I made on Pinterest. Here’s what I whipped up…
(Jer & Shannon just got a puppy about a month ago)
I didn’t have a dog bone shape, so I just used one of the smallest ones I had!
This batch was so easy and made a ton, so I bagged some up for my sister’s dog too!
(For my brother, the techie)
I turned this cheap gift card box into this “iPhone”:
Just a little paint, internet picture and mod podge. :)
I took this idea and changed it a bit to make it work for Jeremy and Shannon.
The three cities they’ve lived in together.
I printed the states out on photo paper, carefully cut them out and cut out little hearts from red glitter paper that I had.
(I can’t find the original one I saw – I guess I didn’t pin it! But, this one is similar:)
Mine: FAIL! (I apparently didn’t take after pics of mine!! But I changed it up a bit and covered the M completely with lace (Shannon likes lace just as much as I do!).)
(These ones are actually fabric, but I had left over paper that was used in Shannon’s wedding
, so I thought that’d be more meaningful than some random fabric!)
And lastly, my favorite…
(I thought this was so cool, I made one for myself too!)
I had picked up four of these very old berry boxes for a buck a long while ago, and I like my sister in law so much, I parted with one of them just for her. :) I’m in l.o.v.e with them.
I cut pictures out of a book of vintage prints that I picked up at a thrift store, laminated them, and used them as monthly separators.
I can’t wait to start using mine and seeing how it looks 5 years from now with all the fun dates on them. :)
I am looking forward to making a few more presents for my family (and some for myself!) for Christmas. Bring it on, Pinterest. Bring it on. :)