There are days when I am all about myself and my handmade projects.
I visit my sister, Whitney.
A couple of weeks ago when I was home for Thanksgiving, I went to a show that Whitney was asked to be a part of put on by ETSY. I didn’t get a chance to peek at the items she had in her booth before she left the show.
They would have never left the house.
Seriously, ya’ll. I know she’s my sister and as a blogger I’m supposed to be impartial and discerning and look at everything with a critical eye…
…but she literally made me want get a megaphone and shout from the rooftops that I was related to her.
So I bought one of almost everything she had and asked her if I could show all of you and tell how she made them just in case you needed a little extra handmade Christmas inspiration.
You might want to grab a megaphone, too. 🙂
1. Peace on Earth ornament
She found globe ornaments at different stores.
Then she printed out vinyl cutouts and stuck them on the globe.
There were dozens of choices like joy and love and hope.
You could use stickers for the project, too.
2. There’s No Place Like Home galvanized box
She found these galvanized boxes at the craft store, then glued wood letters to the front.
Inside is a map she cut out of the state of Texas.
If you make these as a gift, you could add whatever state is home to you.
3. It’s a Wonderful World tag
She took a wood tag (she also did the same thing with wood signs) and cut letters out of a map and glued them on.
I think I’ve seen map stickers that would work for this, too.
The cutest is that quotes match the paper.
4. Joy to the World banner
In super cute idea news, she cut letters out of a map and glued them onto a piece of jute twine.
There were dozens of quotes like this.
It’s a fun garland to hang up all year round.
5. Ho Ho Ho felt bowls
She made these bowls out of a piece of stiff felt with buttons at the corner and stitching at the top.
Then she cut Ho Ho letters out of felt and stitched them on.
It the perfect little place to keep Christmas cards or extra ribbon or ornaments.
6. Felted succulents
These were my favorite.
She made the tiny succulent leaves out of felted wool and glued them into a terracotta pot.
And the best part?
Those succulents are pretty smart.
They always know the right thing to say during the holidays. 🙂
PPS I love you Whitney. 🙂