I held my final class of the year last weekend.....Handmade Holiday Gifts. This is always a fun class and the participants go home with lots of great ideas for gift-giving.
We made 5 projects and I'll be sharing 4 of them with you today. I'm saving the other one for later this week.
The first project is a set of 4 coasters made with Designer Series Paper. I purchased the coasters at a home improvement store for about 36 cents each. Before the class, I cut our Stampin' Up cork sheets into 4-1/4" squares then hot-glued them to the bottom of the tiles. The paper was adhered and sealed with Modge Podge. We finished the tiles with a quick, light acrylic spray, then tied them up with pretty ribbon.
I've shared this next project on my blog in the past, so it's an oldie but goodie. My customers always seem to like the hand sanitizer holders and these are just perfect for the holidays. You can find a great tutorial here.
I've had several packages of fabric lying around and I really wanted at least one project to feature fabric. We ended up making these adorable flower bookmarks with the Fun Flowers die. I pre-cut the fabric and then we sprayed the flowers with spray starch. They needed a bit of time to dry, but then we glued them together with a hot glue gun. By adding the ribbon, we transformed the flowers into bookmarks, but you could easily use the flower on a headband, hair clip, or as a pin.
And finally, I revisited the chap stick holders that I featured on my blog way back in 2008! If you want the directions, just click here. I purchased the lip balms from Avon....they have really cute designs and fun scents!
I hope you've enjoyed these Handmade Holiday gifts! I'll be making extra of all of these projects to sell at the IROK the Holidays craft fair this Saturday. If you are in the Kokomo area, be sure to stop by Celebrations between 10am and 4pm for a shopping extravaganza.
It's not too late to get stamp supplies for the holidays. You can shop in your pajamas at http://stampdoc.stampinup.net and your order is still guaranteed to arrive before the big day.