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.
When Jennifer Priest approached me this year to participate in her annual crafty Handmade Holidays blog hop, I was excited to see both Walnut Hollow and Graphic 45 on the sponsor list, as I really enjoy creating with these companies’ products. When I looked through the most recent Graphic 45 catalog and saw its fab typography line of papers, an idea started brewing in my head. I knew exactly how to combine Walnut Hollow’s great wood shapes with Graphic 45’s exquisite designs along with Iced Enamels and ICE Resin, of course.
I hope you enjoy my typography necklace. It makes a great gift for the writers, graphic designers, artists and hipsters in your life.
Gather your supplies
Cut Graphic 45 images from Typography paper pack
Use a paintbrush to apply sealer to front, back and all around the sides of your paper pieces
Brush Enameling Medium onto Walnut Hollow Ampersand wood shape and punctuation shapes
Sprinkle Relique Garnet powder onto shape
Heat with a craft heat gun until powders are glossy and shiny and look like enamel
Place paper images into hobnail bezel and place cold enameled shapes onto a non stick craft mat. Mix 1/2 ounce of ICE Resin according to manufacturer’s directions. Let rest 5 minutes after mixing to allow bubbles to dissipate. Use a disposable paintbrush to paint a thin coat of resin onto the enameled shapes.
Use your craft stick to drip mixed ICE Resin into hobnail bezel, allowing it to naturally dome. Let dry 8-12 hours. As you can see from my work table here that I went ahead and made a few more bezels with other pieces of Graphic 45’s Typography papers and filled the bezels.
To assemble necklace drill holes into wood shapes for attachment. Cut a 6 inch piece of 22 gauge steel wire and thread two heishi beads through the asterisk punctuation shape. Make a wrapped loop and attach to the bottom loop of the hobnail bezel. Cut another 6 inch piece of wire and thread through the hole in the ampersand. Wire wrap the ampersand to the top bezel loop. Attach necklace with a jump ring to rubber neck cording.
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!
Ellison Educational Equipment
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink and Main
The Buckle Boutique
Clearsnap – Vivian Keh
Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled
ICE Resin – Jen Cushman
Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps
Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal
Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser
Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking
The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch
Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull
Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland
Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton
Katie Smith – Punk Projects
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken
Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble
Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer
Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter
Liz Hicks – Blogerisms
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Follow our 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 below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!
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
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