Welcome back to another exciting challenge on So You Think You’re Crafty. It’s the last week before our final round, when our two finalists will go head to head.
Handmade Gifts Challenge
Project #1 Crocheted Advent Calendar
For my gift project I decided to not do an actual gift, although you could give it as a gift, but instead a way of giving gifts.
I have been wanting to make a crocheted advent calendar for a long time and figured this was a perfect opportunity to do that. My kids love getting a little treat each day leading up to Christmas, it is like a little gift every day.
I made 24 little stockings, big enough to hold a few pieces of candy, in fun, bright colors and a variety of patterns.
Project #2 Glitter Candle Holders
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create unique gifts that are thoughtful and make a beautiful statement. Most of the supplies needed to create these simple Glitter Candle Holders were items I already had on hand.
The glass candles are from the dollar store and are painted with Frosted Glass spray paint. A thin layer of Mod Podge was brushed around the top and bottom of the glass and sprinkled with gold and silver glitter.
To add a holiday touch, I used my Silhouette to cut out holiday shapes using metallic vinyl.
Project #3 Holiday Wrap and Packaging
This weeks theme was gifts and I struggled to think of something new and amazing to wow you all with.
Instead I decided that I was going to focus on gift wrapping and packaging! I created all of these packages using just feathers cut from patterned cardstock on my silhouette, simple holiday sprigs, flowers and ornaments, plus some alphabet stamps and ink pads!
I attached them to various boxes and bags to create a variety of beautiful ways to give those special gifts!
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