Month: December 2013

Christmas Sweater Cookies

How adorable are these Christmas sweater cookies??

My sister and I have been decorating Christmas cookies for… oh, forever. We started when I was in high school, or maybe even middle school with my mom, and have continued the tradition since moving out. We also started decorating other sugar cookies for other events with specific themes, making a few designs and repeating them to make whole platters of decorated cookies. And yet somehow, it’s taken us this long to realize that our normal scheme of decorating each cookie as its own masterpiece is an insane time-suck.

But no more! This year we had a theme, and a plan. And what says Christmas more than Christmas sweaters? So all of our cookies are decorated Fair-Isle style for some kitschy, festive cuteness.

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Handmade Gifts For Kids

Ok, Friends. This is my last post on handmade gifts, and I’m sharing two ideas perfect for kids.

The first are some flower clips that little girls will love. They’re very simple to make and don’t take long at all.

Let’s get started!

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Handmade Gift– Steampunk Hair Clips

Of all the handmade gifts I made last year, these were my favorite.

I nearly kept them.

But instead, I gave them to my friend Steph, for whom I made them. I still haven’t made any for myself.

Someday.

You may be shocked at how easy these are to make. Seriously, seriously easy but they look so intricate no one would guess.

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Handmade Gift– Fabric Flower Headband

Earlier this week, I shared with you an idea for a handmade beaded necklace. Today, I’m sharing with you the headband I made to go with it.

It’s not super matchy, but has similar colors, and can be easily worn with the necklace or separate. I for this project, I used a headband base I found at a craft store, taffeta and organza in a grey color, silver sequins, and purple bugle beads. The design is really simple, but I feel it gives a nice impact.

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