This is the best time of the year. Time to spend with family, share stories, enjoy comforting meals. This isn’t the time of year to stress over what to buy for your friends and family. Make a vow to hand-make all of your gifts and show your friends and family that you care by creating something just for them.
Just because you make something doesn’t mean you have to spend hours on creating it. Trust me, I’m a mom of 3 and have very little time on my hands. I think it’s possible to form everyday objects into something impact full that your friends and family will love.
And #7 is my favorite. An unexpected sign for the laundry room.
After purchasing this antique ironing board, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. Of course, it ended up just filling an empty corner and serving very little purpose.
So, I decided to turn it into art.
By using a yard stick I created letters to spell out a simple word, ‘LAUNDRY.’
Black paint carefully filled in the lines.
Just like that I have a custom piece of artwork to hang in the laundry room. One of a kind, only moments to create, and can be given as a gift to a homeowner that would be proud to hang on their wall.
If you still aren’t inspired to create your own gifts this year I have found some extremely generous small-business owners that donated some of their hand-made products to give to YOU.
Before running to your local “big-box store” this year to buy gifts I would like to introduce you to some small business owners. These are people who create their products, put love and care into each item that they personally make for you. Purchasing from a small business is a personal experience. If you have a question or a special request they are there to help you and truly believe in ‘the customer is always right.’ Please stop by and visit these lovely gals and see if there is something for you!
Bel Monili :: bel monili offers uniquely stylish upcycled vintage jewelry and accessories. This bracelet is hand-crafted and one of a kind featuring upcycled vintage components. View her products in her Etsy shop or you can find Bel Monili on FB &Twitter @belmonili
Sew4U :: Personalized gifts for U! You can see her products and contact her on FB.
Eternal Light Shop:: ❤ High Quality Handmade Crochet & Knit! ❤ You can find her products on in her shop on Etsy and contact or visit her on FB.
Loopsy Daisy Korkers :: a momma of 4 – three of them girls! I have a love of quirky korker bows and want to share them with other moms (and aunts, grandmas, friends, etc.)! Contact or visit her on FB .
Prim n Pretty :: Shabby Chic and Primitive decor. Homemade crafts and more! contact or visit her on FB.
Each of these business’ have generously offered their products to give to you. If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping this will be a pretty good start. Don’t you think? Lets get down to the nitty gritty. You want to know what you will receive if you are the lucky chosen one?
These are the fabulous things that you will win along with a FREE 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to FOLK magazine!!!
Want to know how you can win one item from each of the 9 sponsor’s shops?
Please visit each sponsor and share the love (or ‘like’)
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