Crocheted Advent Calendar

Handmade gift week is one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. All of our challengers entered fantastic projects and we share a load of fun semi-handmade gift ideas. 

This week’s winner was Erica, with her Crocheted Advent Calendar. This is her third win and she moves on to the finals to face off with Holly.

Crocheted Advent Calendar

Crocheted Advent Calendar Tutorial

Instead of making a gift this week, Erica concentrated her efforts on a gift delivery system.

Her kids love advent calendars. Christmas is such an exciting time of year and getting a little treat everyday makes it even more fun!

Her stockings are about 5 inches tall and about 2 1/2 inches across the top and they’re all different colors and designs. She used a total of 7 different colors of cotton yarn and made some stockings with thick stripes, thin stripes, dots, heels, toes and cuffs in different colors, etc!

Head on over to Erica’s blog and check out the full tutorial for her awesome Crocheted Stocking Advent Calendar.

Handmade Gifts Challenge Season 18 Week 6

Well hello, welcome to our handmade gifts challenge reveal!

First things first, congratulations to Debbie who won our $50 World Market gift card. Yay! Thanks for entering.

Handmade Gift Challenge Results

SYTYC Handmade Gift Challenge Results

Crafter Reveal

Project #1 Crocheted Stocking Advent – Erica, 5 Little Monsters
Project #2 Glitter Candle Holder – Holly, Ribbons and Glue
Project #3 Handmade Gift Wrap – Ashley, My Craftily Ever After

Handmade Gifts Challenge

This week’s winner is Erica, who shared her Crocheted Advent Calendar. This is Erica’s third win.

Crocheted Mini Stocking Advent

Erica will be back tomorrow to share the tutorial for this fun project! Be sure to check in.

Saying Goodbye…

This week we’re saying goodbye to our week one Stashbuster winner, Ashley. It’s sad to see Ashley go, but you can continue to follow her efforts over on her site My Craftily Ever After. 

Ashley has brought us some great projects this season…

My Craftily Ever After Collage

Stashbust Bracelet | Zentangle Coloring Page | Painted Feathers | Butcher Block Cutting Board Fairy Castle Light Box | Holiday Packaging

Come back next Tuesday to enjoy our crafter interview with Ashley!

Semihandmade Christmas Gifts

This week our crafters are competing in a handmade gift challenge. The entries are amazing and I wish I could complete them myself. Having said that, sometimes what works best around here is a semihandmade gift…

A dozen great semihandmade gifts for the holidays. Many of these items were purchased at the store and personalized with a handmade touch. Perfect for busy/working moms.

These gifts are perfect for busy/working moms.

Semihandmade Christmas Gifts

Mason Jar SantaMason Jar Santa

iTunes gift card free printable. This is a great ideas for tweens and teens. iTunes Gift Card Printable 

Printable Gift Card EnvelopePrintable Gift Card EnvelopeLip Balm Christmas Gift. Perfect for girlfriends or teachers.Lip Balm Holiday Gift 

DIY Simple Snowman Candy Gift Pots! Perfect for a holiday party favor or secret santa gift! Frosty the Snowman Peppermint Pot

Fleece NavidadFleece Navidad Printable

Hand decorated holiday mug. Great gift for girlfriends. Dishwasher Safe Handcrafted Holiday Mug

DIY Milk and honey soapDIY Milk and Honey Soap

Peppermint hot chocolate recipe. This has been pinned over 200K times!Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Candy Cane Mason Jar GiftCandy Cane Mason Jar

Snow-Day-Survival-Kit-DIY-Christmas-Gift-by-The-DIY-MommySnow Day Survival Kit

We Tissue a Merry Christmas. Plus a bunch of other great Christmas gift ideas. We Tissue a Merry Christmas

Handmade Gifts | Season 18, Week Six

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 HeaderThis week our craters have done their level best to come up with a great handmade gift idea to share. Without further ado, let’s showcase the projects!

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.

Crocheted Mini Stocking Advent

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.

Crocheted Mini Stocking Advent

Crocheted Mini Stocking Advent

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. 

DIY Glitter Candle Holder

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.  

DIY Glitter Candle Holder

DIY Glitter Candle Holder

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.

DIY Holiday gift wrap and packaging ideas.

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!  

DIY Holiday gift wrap and packaging ideas.

DIY Holiday gift wrap and packaging ideas.

I attached them to various boxes and bags to create a variety of beautiful ways to give those special gifts! 

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