Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo

Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Making hand made gifts is so fulfilling. I just love creating small art pieces for people and decided I would share with ya’ll just how simple it can be with the right supplies.

Handmade Holidays gift idea

This is a photo of the inspirational supplies I gathered prior to beginning my project. I just loved the shape of the “Vintage Thin Plaque” from Walnut Hollow and knew it would look great covered in some Iced Enamels. So, I applied the Iced Enamels® Medium to the wooden plaque, sprinkled Turquoise Iced Enamels over the entire area, tapped off the excess powder and fused with a heat gun.

The same method was then utilized to cover the hot air balloon/cage with Raspberry Iced Enamels® and a pair of metal wings with Ivory Iced Enamels®. These three items became the main components for my piece and the rest of the objects I stole from my kids toy box 😉

Handmade Holiday Mixed Media art

Hope you are feeling inspired to create some art of your own and are ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects.

Wishing you smiles and sunshine,


Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ellison Educational Equipment

ICE Resin

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web

Walnut Hollow

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Rowland Technologies

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason

Meagan – The Charming Farmer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey

Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson

It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 

L. Grace Lauer – Uniquely Grace

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

Charity Wings

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.


A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs & websites below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

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  • Linda Storey

    So cute, Love it! TFS!!

  • Viki Banaszak

    Tatiana, This is so pretty! I love it!