Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.
This would make a lovely gift for the holidays! I started with a 15 ounce wine glass from the Dollar Tree and a Cuttle Bug die cut machine.
I have a thin alphabet set from Sizzix that includes some hippie cuts. I cut out J O Y and two hearts from the red rhinestone resin sticker sheet. These sheets and gel rhinestones are flexible and will cut on curves – not just on the lines. I trimmed a piece to fit the letters and hearts.
Normally when I cut the resin rhinestones, I cut the sheet with the paper backing closest to the blade. When I use my Cricut, I reverse my image. With the metal die cut, I can not reverse the image, so I cut it rhinestone side to the blade.
I sandwiched the die and rhinestone sticker sheet between the A plate (white like a cutting board) and both B plates. The blade of the die is facing the A plate. I ran it through my Cuttle Bug two times using the hand crank.
You can see how it cut here.
I just popped the letter out.
Here it is. Repeat for the O and Y. I started at the center by peeling off the paper backing of the O and stuck it to the wine glass. Next, I put on the J and finally the Y. Once I was happy with the placement, I firmly pressed the letters on the glass.
I cut both hearts out at the same time. This time I reversed the material so it cut better. I still ran it through the Cuttle Bug twice.
Using material that is thick and also sticky will dull your die cuts quicker than paper will. In order to keep them sharp, cut some tin foil in between projects.
The hearts popped out very easliy!
I stuck the little heart on the metal pendant holder. You can find these at Michaels or Hobby Lobby or other craft store that sells beads and bead findings.
I used Beacon 527 adhesive for the clear gems and tiny glass beads.
I stuck down the large heart on one side of the wine glass base. I used Beacon 527 to stick down gems and small glass beads.
I put adhesive on half of the base. I added the larger gems first, and then filled in the spaces with the smaller gems. I repeated with the other half of the stem.
Then I added more 527 adhesive on top and drizzled the small glass beads on. I pressed down a bit so they would stick.
Here is a close up after the adhesive was dry.
I used some wire and a round nose pliers to make the charm holder.
The two together make a lovely gift set. The glass should be handwashed.
Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??
Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!
Ellison Educational Equipment
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink and Main
The Buckle Boutique
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin
Stencil1 – Ed Roth
Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa
Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry
Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne
Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak
Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King
Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson
One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta
Therm O Web – Alice G0lden
Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding
ICE Resin – Clare Horner
Pink and Main – Yolie Burke
The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio
Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko
A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell
Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters
Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter
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