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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Make it Yourself- Gifts

I am sitting inside by the warm fire and watching it sleet outside! I thought this was a good time to catch up on my blogging.

Here are some things I have made lately as well as some homemade gifts I was given that I wanted to share.

I have loved learning how to crochet. I am getting a lot faster and have several new patterns I am trying out.
I have found a few blogs that have free patterns and you can also purchase them on This is one blog I like alot.
I am still using YouTube to learn any stitches I do not know.

I made these for my cousin's little girls. It is so much fun looking for the letters. I just used an old frame, spray painted it and then used tissue paper and this other clear paper I found at Michaels.

My parents had a ton of wine corks they have been saving for years. Kari helped me figure out a few things to do with them. She hot glued 8 corks together to make these coasters. Super cute and easy gift!
Aunt Mary used chalkboard paint and painted these decanters. You can also paint the base of wine glasses and write the name of the person drinking it.

Here are some cute and crafty gifts that I was given over the holidays that I think are a great idea.

Heather gave me a bag full of stir fry and sushi making supplies!! I have already used the stir fry goods and plan on doing sushi soon. I thought this was such a fun gift!

She also got the materials to make this cute wet wipe holder and her mother in law put it together.
My mom put these cute boxes together. She filled them with napkins, cupcake liners, invitations, party bags and other fun stuff to use for gatherings. I can't wait to start using it all.

Jackie made these infused liquors, put them in mason jars and put a drink recipe on top. So cute and really good! She has a blog and posted how she did it here.

I went to a Christmas party that had a guy there that worked for a group called "The Official Butt Sketcher". He was a big hit and everyone got to go home with a cool picture of their backside. Brett was out of town for the party so I got in a group shot!


  1. wow you scored some super cute christmas gifts...i am amazed by your crocheting abilities. Love the wine cork invention..i'm still trying to figure out what to do with all of mine. Isn't your mom a butt sketcher??

    love ran

  2. I wanna be a butt sketcher! LOL