Holiday Help Series Article 9

Hey All!

Wow we’re really getting close to Christmas now huh?! Tomorrow will be my last edition of my Holiday Help Series.

Let’s face it, if you’re not prepared by now, you’re gonna be one of those last minute peeps trolling the mall for those gifts 🙂 Hey! don’t be that last minute looker this Christmas.

Use one of the ideas offered in my articles and give handmade this year. Just so ya know, it really does mean a lot when folks know you made it yourself K?

OK now for more great ideas! Woo hoo!

Handmade Christmas Wreaths

photo credit: Michel Arnaud

These DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas come from Good Housekeeping. Click on the link or the wreath to view 8 super easy, DIY wreaths!

They all look super easy and are stylish.Trust me they’ll love it!

This is the kind of gift that will be used each Christmas year after year.They’ll say, what a beautiful, thoughtful gift (insert name here) gave us. *SMILE*


photo credit: Yunhee Kim

Holiday Snacks (Shaped Like Snowmen!)

Also from Good Housekeeping, Here are some super cute snowmen that would make a great hostess gift!

They’re made of simple marzipan rolled in confectioner’s sugar and decorated with mini chocolate chips and food coloring! 

Here is the article copied here from GH’s site, or click on the snowmen to read the article and search for even more great ideas!  🙂

You can whip up these mini men in minutes. Roll pieces of marzipan into balls and dip them into confectioners’ sugar; connect with toothpicks. Use marzipan dyed red to shape the hat and scarf and dyed orange for the nose.Finishing touches: brown toothpick arms and tiny chocolate chips for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.Here is another DIY project that your giftees will use for years to come 🙂


Handmade Victorian Gingham Stocking

These look so fun and elegant! They’re sure to be a hit! Unique and stylish Victorian style stockings!

Photo Credit: Heini Schneebeli

Please click on the link above or on the pic for pattern and full instructions via Good Housekeeping’s site.

Here is the list of materials that you’ll need for this project.  

  • 5/8 yard red-and-white gingham or tiny-checked cotton fabric
  • 5/8 yard white cotton lining fabric
  • 1/4 yard textured cotton fabric, such as damask or matelassé
  • 1/2 yard white embroidered trim, 1/2″ wide
  • Matching threads
  • Sewing machine
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Chalk marking pencil
  • Iron
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil

Well, that’s my offer of holiday help for today.

As Always! Thanks so very much for reading! and let me know if you’ve made any of these great DIY gifts and your story of what happened next! I’d LOVE to hear them! x0x0x

Tomorrow will be my last Holiday Help Article.It has been great blogging all these super ideas I’ve found and shared with all of you. I may make this my own little holiday blogging tradition 🙂

Have a Beautiful Day!

Patti (yeshuazgirl)

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