20 Impressive Handmade Gifts

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20 Impressive Handmade Gifts

20 Impressive Handmade Gifts

Are you thinking about the holidays yet? Halloween is just around the corner and once Halloween is over, the many festivities of the holiday season begin. I’m already starting to think about the gifts I am going to buy and more importantly, the gifts I am going to make.

Every year I make unique gifts which cost me around $5-10 to hand out to just about everyone. My family, friends, coworkers, my hairstylist, the ladies who help me clean and sometimes I make them for party favors. You can imagine, that means making quite a few gifts. Last year I think I made around 60 bayberry candles.  Have you heard the bayberry saying about burning a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve brings you good health and luck the new year?

Bayberry candle

Bayberry Candle

This year I started making different items on the blog to inspire my readers, and will be continue to post handmade gift ideas through December. One of the first posts was all about pressed flowers.

Pressed Flower Wreath

Luckily for me this caught the attention of a Community Manager at Hometalk. She asked me to curate a board for Hometalk regarding handmade gifts which they would put on their newsletter. I was thrilled.

If you haven’t heard about Hometalk you are in for a treat. It’s a home and garden website similar to Pinterest in that you can “clip” images to a board. But there’s more. You can set up an account for free and post your own content, or just browse and clip others. In addition, you can comment, ask others in the community questions, even experts, regarding gardening or decorating, and you can also give your opinions and advice too. Sign up at: Hometalk Sign-Up

Here’s a cool graphic they made of my board. Check it out. It’s filled with a lot great ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

20 Impressive Handmade Gifts Clipboard


20 Impressive Handmade Gifts


Linking up at: Moonlight & Mason JarsFrench Country Cottage; Tatertots & Jello; SITS Sharefest; Meegan Makes; Uncommon Designs Online; Cedarhill farmhouse

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Love these handmade gift ideas. But more than that thanks for the heads up on Hometalk. I have never heard of this site, and I love it! Coming to you from the Sits community Link-up. Sharing this on my social media!

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