Christmas Gift Crafts: Completed Product!

I posted before Christmas about all my plans for making Christmas gifts. Now I will show you the finished product! I am very proud of myself and all my crafting! 🙂

First off, here are the ornaments I made out of bottle caps:


Here are some bottlecap ornaments that I glittered and glued onto cardboard balls. Some people, like my fiance, might say they are ‘redneck’ but I like them!


Below are the dry erase calendars that I made out of picture frames and paint samples.

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Next I made headbands. This was kind of fun because I have a sister and cousins who are still in high school so I made some with their school colors for football games or whatever.

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Last but not least, here are the earring, bracelet, necklace holders that I made out of wooden pictures frames, my drill, metal screen, paint, my new staple gun, and metal screw in hooks. I only took pictures of one, sadly.

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I also made sun catchers that turned out awesomely. However, most of those pictures are on my phone so I will be adding them in another post.


Christmas Gift Making – DIY Crafts!

Hi! I love the holidays. I love giving gifts, getting together with family, taking time off work/school, the Christmas spirit, Christmas trees, Christmas decorations….. all of it!

Of course, with money being what it is, I can not always buy everyone everything I want to get them. So, here are my plans 🙂

(All found from Pinterest, click them for the links)


I want to make this for two of my sisters and mom. They don’t read my blog {only one even knows I have a blog!} so it’s all good 🙂 . All you need is a cheap picture frame, metal screen, a stable gun {I don’t have a staple gun so I might use hot glue or super glue instead} and pegs or tacks. I might use metal screw in pegs. I will probably also paint the frames in a pretty color like maybe light teal or something.


I am making this for my mom and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend wanted a notepad that he can put next to the phone for numbers – he is a farmer who sells hay and they don’t have cell phones! Their’s might have pretty paper instead of a calendar background. I probably will also make one for my sister in nursing school because she is very organized, and why not? Also one for my friend and my other sister who is a freshy in college. All you need is a cheap picture frame, paint samples or pretty paper for the background, and dry erase markers!


I am thinking about making these for one of my cousins, my Granny, my sister who’s a freshy, my mom, and a couple friends. All you do is melt cheap beads in the oven, in a round baking dish, then drill a hole and put fish line through it. I am a little worried, though, that this may be one of those crafts that seems like it will be so easy and cute, but then turns out lame and something you don’t want to give as a gift {more about crafts like that later!}. I may try to make a few small ones in ramekins  and then put like three of them together to make some sort of wind blowy chime-ish outdoor suncatcher. Not sure! Gotta see how the first one turns out.


I am excited about these. I will make one for my sister in high school and one for my cousin in high school. I wish I had more people to make them for because they seem super easy and cute. The hard part will be making them the right size for a head. The woman who makes this just uses two hair ties, ribbon, this stuff called fray check {I’ll use clear nail polish}, scissors, and a sewing machine {I do not have a sewing machine, I’ll either sew by hand or use super glue}.

I will be sure to post about the finished products! Excited to make them!