HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HANDMADE HOME12:30 PM
Glass Glitter - Six bottles of amazingly luminous glass glitter to inspire all sort of glittery goodness. Use it daringly or sparingly....either way, you can't go wrong with some DIY sparkle in your home.
Patterns and Colors Washi Tape - This multi-purpose adhesive tape made of washi - handmade Japanese paper - comes in 8 beautiful colors and can be used for gift-wrapping, book-marking, arts and crafts, and other projects. It is easy to tear by hand, write on, and remove. I bought some a while ago, and use it all the time! Adios, gross yellow masking tape.
Le Creuset Signature Round Wide Dutch Oven – Le Creuset products last FOREVER. I'm pretty sure after the apocalypse, there will be three things left on Earth: cockroaches, Cher, and Le Creuset pots and pans.This is such a solid investment for creating homemade dishes for generations to come, and cook really nicely.
Striped Bottle Vase by Dahlhaus - Painted with bright streaks of color, this curvy vessel adds vibrancy to your table whether or not it's holding fresh flowers. Handmade in Vancouver by the super talented Heather Dahl of Dahlhaus (brilliant name, huh?!).
Divine Twine Mini Pack - Just a tad thicker than traditional baker's twine, this lovely eco-friendly twine comes in many more colors on adorable mini-spools. I bought the normal sizes of some of these colors, and I use them all the time to string pennants, make invitations, and wrap gifts.
Handmade Peppermint Bark - Made with single-origin dark chocolate and buttery white chocolate sprinkled with crushed peppermints, this small-batch bark from Askinosie Chocolate is ready for gifting in its burned Birchwood box. Hand-crafted in the USA.
Roost Colored Pencils & Brass Holder Set - Escape the ordinary with Roost's updated versions of ordinary office supplies. Twenty five colored pencils arrive ready for use in an attractive cardboard kraft tube...think grown-up Prangs! How can you not use them immediately and start scribbling happy messages to your friends and fam on handmade cards?
‘Wind’ Pillow by Erin Flett - I am loving Erin Flett's fresh, delightful designs which, luckily for us, can be sprinkled about the house in the form of a hand silk-screened pillow. They instantly brighten up any room!
Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style* - Maybe it's because my family is Swedish or because I think Lotta is awesome, but this one is an automatic 'like' for me! In this lavishly illustrated book, Lotta shares her decorating secrets, design resources, entertaining tips, and family traditions. Tucked away at the back shes included stencil pages and perforated recipe cards featuring classic Swedish dishes.
Handmade Stamps by Extase - These handmade stamps are mounted on a piece of salvaged wood that's been sanded and lacquered for a durable finish...thank goodness, because splinters are never in style when it comes to DIY projects. Use these faceted and feathered stamps to decorate your own cards, decorative/wrapping papers, stationary, packaging, etc.! The possibilities are endless...
Illustrated Prints by Wesley Bird –A little folky, a lot hand drawn....these prints are simply awesome. I honestly had a very tough time picking which one I wanted to feature since my eyes couldn't stop taking in all the coolness in the gallery. What solved my conundrum? The tried-and-true eenie meenie minie mo!