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Handmade Occasions – Week 1

August 27, 2013

  Handmade Occasion W1

It’s true. I’m thinking about it. For those who like to DIY the holidays and make it to the deadline, it’s time to consider what we’ll be putting together. August rolls around and I start listing out possibilities for friends and family. The last few years, I made a few promises that haven’t been kept… This year I plan on getting back on track.

However it isn’t even just the holidays that I’m thinking about. There are lots of babies coming into our lives, friends having celebrations, thank you gifts, etc. I can think of a ton of reasons for gifts and handmade gifts are always my favorite.

I’m always browsing for great tutorials so I decided to start a series called Handmade Occasions. I figured while I’m browsing tutorials and patterns I might as well share what I’m finding. I’m going to attempt to get this post up with DIY ideas every Tuesday.

Handmade Occasions – Week 1

Apple Cider CarmelsIn our house, we often give food gifts. As apples are showing up at local farms, it’s a perfect time to make these Apple Cider Caramels by Smitten Kitchen. I can vouch for these. They are just as amazing as they sound.

Art DiceConnor isn’t quite old enough for these yet, but these awesome Art Dice by Tinkerlab are on my list of things to do when he’s older. So many creative avenues to do with this concept and a fantastic gift for a kid on your list

Scrappy Rainbow PlacematsI love giving a set of placemats. Useful, beautiful, handmade. A fantastic housewarming gift. I think there are a lot of different possibilities to the Scrappy Rainbow Placemats by Freshly Pieced.

zig zag bag2Bags are also a go to for my gift giving and this one is fun and looks fairly easy. I would be interested in maybe trying a polka dot version of the Zig Zag Bag by  I am Momma Hear Me Roar.

Wetbag TutorialI wanted to try and mix a few tutorials that I’ve actually used. Any parent could use one of these Wet Bags. We use cloth diapers, so it’s always in our diaper bag. They are great for swim and water play, messy clothes, etc. This tutorial was done by Lemon Squeezy Home.

Want to join me? Compile 5 tutorials, recipes, or patterns that would make good DIY gifts and insert your link to the collection below by September 1 at midnight PST.

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