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.
My handmade gift idea is a framed burlap monogram. This is quick to make, is a no-sew project and makes a great personalized, handmade gift!
- a frame (mine has an opening of 10" x 13"),
- a piece of burlap slightly bigger than the size of the opening,
- a piece of fabric, also about the size of the opening.
- Heat n Bond Ultra
First, find a frame you'd like to use and remove the board that's used as the frame backing.
Place the board over the burlap and either trace around the board and cut the burlap to size with scissors, or just cut around it with your rotary cutter.
Great! Your burlap background is ready to go.
Next, print out the letter you would like to use. Be sure to print the mirror image of the letter!
I created a PDF of some of the most common first letters of last names. You can download and print it here. The letters included are K, W, M, S, R, C, P, and A. The letters are already mirror image and ready to print and use.
Using a pencil, trace the letter onto a piece of Heat n Bond Ultra. Heat n Bond Ultra is great for no-sew projects like this. I love this stuff!
Cut out around the lines, but not directly on the lines. Leave about 1/4" space around the letter.
Following the instructions on the package, and with the paper side up, iron the letter onto the wrong side of a piece of fabric.
Using nice, sharp scissors, cut out right on the lines.
Peel off the paper backing.
Place a piece of scrap fabric down on your ironing board, then the piece of burlap. If your frame has a mat, lay the mat in place. This will help you determine the placement of the letter. Place the letter where you would like it. I used a small ruler to make sure the space along the top, bottom and sides was even.
Without disturbing the letter, carefully remove the mat and iron the letter in place. This is when it's nice to have the scrap fabric underneath the burlap. Since the burlap is a loose weave, some of the adhesive from the Heat n Bond Ultra might get through onto your ironing surface. That scrap fabric will protect it!
Let the burlap cool for a few minutes, then place into the frame. And just like that you have a quick, personalized, handmade gift!
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
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web
Elizabeth Craft Designs
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
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
Follow the 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.
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