Do you have one of those families that likes to make gifts instead of buy gifts?
Well (thank goodness) I have one of those families! We all decided a few years ago that the ladies would make gifts for the ladies and the men would make for the men (I love seeing what the men come up with each year).
One year my brother made different jerkys (or is it jerkies?) for everyone. It was all eaten before the new year rolled around. One year my dad wrote a letter and put it in an old milk bottle instead of wrapping it (kudos on the antique bottle dad!)
My oldest brother made a calender with Bible verses throughout.
Only this wasn’t your everyday-average-Lifeway type calendar.
The verses were some of the oddest verses that the Bible has to offer and he paired each with a picture that gave each verse a fresh perspective. We were rolling. I still pull that calendar out every now and then for a giggle.
Now the ladies, on the other hand, have this in the bag. We all have areas that we are comfortable with in the creativity department. Mom and one of my SILs are very crafty and usually sew, paint or use their Silhouette machines. My SIL that doesn’t do ‘crafts’ compiles a shutterfly book through out the year as a family album. We LOVE getting it and flipping through on Christmas morning.
I think we enjoy just knowing that there was a lot of thought and love that went into each gift.
If you are in one of these kinds of families, you have come to the right place! The Silhouette group that I am a part of has 19 ideas for DIY gifts just in time for you to gather all the supplies and make some fun stuff!
Now, I’m not going to say whether or not my project will be given at Grandmother’s house on Christmas morning. My family will just have to show up and see what I’ve made for them…
For this project, you’ll need to get the shape of the state that your gift receiver is from or that is special to them in some way. I downloaded this one.
Here is how to take away the lettering and state capital star.
Then I added a heart to show the hometown and cut it from textured card stock.
Using Elmer’s spray adhesive, I attached burlap directly to the frame backing and then attached the state to the front of the burlap.
Slap some paint on the frame and voila! You are finished! With plenty of time to spare. 🙂 You are welcome.
I hope your friends and family love them!!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Get Silvered // 2. My Paper Craze // 3. unOriginal Mom // 4. Creative Ramblings // 5. Chicken Scratch NY // 6. Pitter and Glink // 7. Ginger Snap Crafts // 8. Architecture of a Mom // 9. Silhouette School // 10. McCall Manor // 11. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 12. Weekend Craft // 13. Rutchee Design // 14. Adventures in All Things Food // 15. My Favorite Finds // 16. Please Excuse My Craftermath // 17. Simply Kelly Designs // 18. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 19. Practically Functional //