Handmade Holidays Blog Hop – Day Two!

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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.

Today’s project is from Ellen of The Buckle Boutique’s Design Team.

I’ve turned to my favorite bling products from The Buckle Boutique to make some gift containers that will be stuffed with homemade candies and cookies for special gifts this year.  Here’s one such container I’ve made for the upcoming season:

To make this pretty gift container, I used a My Creations™ Kraft Container from Close To My Heart, and The Buckle Boutique’s Dazzling Diamonds adhesive rhinestone sheets in clear and red.  Though it’s just as pretty plain, I topped the red rhinestone with Sparkle Flourishes also from Close To My Heart.  Then I tied the whole package in some red organza ribbon from my stash, held on with a rhinestone ribbon slide by The Buckle Boutique as well. 

Here are pictures of the products I used:



Now, let me give you a tutorial on how to make this very simple gift container:First, start with this perfect kraft container … or recycle and use another similar sort of container.

Next, make accurate measurements of your container and its lid. Measure to the opening lid, without including the inch or so that is tucked into the lid to secure it closed.

Using the measurements you determined on your container, measure the same height on your Dazzling Diamonds adhesive rhinestone sheets — silver (clear) for the bottom and red for the lid, like so:


No special tools are needed to cut The Buckle Boutique’s Dazzling Diamonds!

The backing peels off easily, exposing the adhesive that really sticks!



Affix the sheet to the container, wrapping it around and pressing it firmly to the container.  Trim off the excess after the edge meets/abuts.








Embellish it as you desire. Here, I used adhesive flourish gems from Close To My Heart.

Tah-dah, you’re done!  Tie a ribbon around it, top it with a ribbon / buckle slide and your gift is glorious and beautiful, thanks to The Buckle Boutique.

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

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

Neat and Tangled

ICE Resin

Therm O Web

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Clearsnap – Vivian Keh

Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled

ICE Resin – Jen Cushman

Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps

Graphic 45 – Andrew Roberts

Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser

Cori Warner – The Flying C

Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking

The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch

Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull

Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland

Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton

Katie Smith – Punk Projects

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken

Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble

Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer

Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter

Liz Hicks – Blogerisms


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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!



A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing


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