Monday, 23 December 2013

Handmade Gifts

I adore most things that are handmade but it's been a while since I've made anything to give away as a gift. Handmade gifts are cute and unique but I appreciate that it's not for everyone. There are some people who would much prefer to just be bought something and that's fine, there is only so much you can make by hand! 

In the past few months I've been having so much fun getting crafty with sewing, cross-stitching etc, so I thought it would be nice to set aside some time to make something as a Christmas gift. 

After much deliberation, I decided to make some bunting! I initially wanted to make bunting with little Christmas trees and snowmen on them but then I figured that I wanted to make something that was more suitable all year round. I won't start naming people but this bunting has the initials of all four members of the family that this gift is for. I think it adds a nice personal touch to it. None of them read my blog so they won't see this until they open their little parcel on Christmas Day!
Gifts aren't complete without wrapping them up and making them look presentable. I even added a little post-it note to the bubble wrap! 

I am usually a perfectionist when it comes to wrapping but I had to just admit defeat with this one. I didn't want to risk squashing or creasing the felt too much so I had to just tape it up as lightly and as quickly as I could. I also used an A4 sheet of coloured paper rather than actual wrapping paper. I love the colour of this! The tag is super cute too and was an absolute bargain at 99p for a whole pack. Card Factory is the best. I actually got these last year so I'm sure they probably have different ones this year.

I couldn't resist making a few more things for them though! Some of you may recognise the Christmas Pudding decoration from my Getting Crafty For Christmas post the other week. I made two so I'm giving one to them. Since last week, I also made some snowmen. I made one with a green scarf to keep myself, and I'm giving them this one with the red scarf. 

I'm not too sure if I'm going to wrap these up yet, I might just give these to them on Christmas Eve as an early gift so they can hang these on their tree. 

Did you make any gifts this year?


  1. Loving the last ones! Super cute and such a easy DIY thing :)

    xo Mel
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  2. The bunting looks great! The snowman is cute :-) x

  3. You're so talented! The decorations turned out great! If I was in any way creative I would make personalised gifts too, they mean a lot more that someones put so much into something for you. I know i'd be really happy to receive something handmade too! :)

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  4. You are so crafty I love it!! Such a cute post :)

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!! xoxoxo

  5. I love all the things you sewed! So cute!


  6. Aww these are all so cute, love the snowman and Christmas pudding the most :) adorable!! xx

  7. Awh lovely post :)
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  8. Aw really cute ideas! DIY gifts are such a nice touch but I'm just not creative enough ha

  9. These are so cute! I love homemade gifts because they're so creative and thoughtful. Whoever gets the ornaments you made are very lucky :]

    xo Deborah
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  10. That is so adorable!! I can tell that you like everything perfect- through the quality of your photos and those gorgeous handmade pieces! I didn't make any handmade gifts this year because I was too busy.. but last year I had crocheted a few small stuff animals for some friends!:) Your friends will be thrilled to receive this cute gift! xx

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  11. I love the "Do not open until December 25" tag! Love these ideas. I hope you'll have a great and merry Christmas with your family and friends! xoxo


  12. I never make gifts, but that's only because I'm not creative! I think handmade gifts are so much nicer as a lot more thought has gone into it :)) xx

  13. OMG ... You are so creative !! Such a cute gifts dear !!! I Wish you a magical Merry Christmas !! Would you like to follow each other on GFC and on Bloglovin both :) xx

  14. this is really cool. love the bunting with the initials


  15. They are so cool, I love it when thought has gone into a present x

  16. Those are really cute! So creative! Followed. (:

  17. oh this is so cute! <3

  18. These gifts are so cute, wish I read this post earlier so I could of made them for my friends and family:-)
    Sarah xoxo

  19. The christmas pudding and snowman are amazing!

  20. Lovely post, great to see how much effort you have put in! x
    Sweet Dreams


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