Handmade Holidays Blog Hop – Day Three!

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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.

For so many people, their pets are a member of the family, and they enjoy pampering them with gifts over the Holiday Season.  This project shows an easy way to embellish a dish for your favorite furry friend.

To start with you can purchase a dish at any pet store, or if your pet thinks they are a human and likes to eat from people dishes, stop by your local thrift store and purchase a bowl or dish that used to belong to someone’s fine china set.












Measure the dish so you know how much space you have work with before you start to create your embellishments.  For this dish I knew that I wanted to keep things between the gold accent lines on the dish, so I had less than an inch of space to work with.



Using my royal blue rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique, I cut the name Jack.


There are full details and a video with cutting instructions here, but the basics are

1) place the rhinestone sticker sheet on the cutting mat with the rhinestones down, so you are cutting through the BACK of the sheet

2) flip the image, since you are cutting through the back of the sheet, otherwise your whole cut comes out backwards

3) cut at a SLOW SPEED with LOW PRESSURE on a very sticky mat with a DEEP CUT BLADE

4) I use a mulit-cut of 3 or 4 just to make sure that the blade gets all the way through the sticker sheet

For this project I even adjusted my letters so that they were touching, then when I cut it the name Jack came out in one full piece, instead of four separate letters that I needed to line up on the dish.

Look how easily it lifts right out of the sheet!



And this is what the cut looks like once I flip it over.


There is a thin covering on the back of the rhinestone sticker sheet, so once I peel that off I expose the adhesive back . . . so now the whole word is one sparkly sticker that I can place on the dish.



Jack is REALLY going to think he is the King of the house now!

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!



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ellison Educational Equipment

ICE Resin

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web

Walnut Hollow

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Rowland Technologies

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason

Meagan – The Charming Farmer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey

Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson

It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 

L. Grace Lauer – Uniquely Grace

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

Charity Wings

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington



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


Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.


A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs & websites 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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