As I mentioned before, I made most of the Christmas gifts I gave this year.  I wasn't expecting it to take as long as it did, but it was totally worth it when I saw joy on the faces of those who received my handmade gifts!

I've already shown some of the gifts I made, but I thought I would show a few more just in case you need some ideas for next year or throughout the year.

This is the burlap wreath I made for my grandparents, Monnie and Papa.
They were so excited and loved it!
Here are two good burlap wreath tutorials at Where the Heart Is and Life on the Ridge Side.

My cousin Mackenzie loved her bag full of headbands, bow clips, and scarf. Doesn't she look so cute in her matching scarf and headband!
 This super easy and cute scarf tutorial can be found at P.S. I Made This.

Remember the burlap Christmas signs I made. Well, good news, my cousin Justin and his wife Heather loved theirs!
The other 4 sign recipients also loved theirs too! Hard work paid off!

 Baby Lily looked so cute in her big flower headband! This was the first baby headband I have ever made, and I can't wait to make more for other friends and family.
 All you have to do is make the flower and get a stretchy baby headband from Hobby Lobby for only $.75!

I made several coffee cozies for friends and fam (and myself).  This is me and Anna testing them out.
I used the tutorial at House on Hill Road.  It was easy to follow and they don't take very long to make.

Final verdict of handmade Christmas 2010: Success!


  1. Love the homemade gifts! I didn't get nearly as much of it done as I would have liked, but guess that just means I'll have to start earlier next year! ;)

  2. Do you have anything on here about how to make the flower like the one on the baby girl's headband?

    -Lauren :)