Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Homemade Gift Ideas from Country Woman

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info, free of charge, from Country Woman magazine, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about the projects.

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With Christmas looming closer, the rush is on to come up with the perfect gifts for every friend and member of the family. All the shopping crazes during the holiday season make it too easy to forget that nothing makes a more thoughtful gift than something handmade.

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Just in time for the holidays, Country Woman—the #1 Country Lifestyle Magazine for women who live in or long for the country—has a range of fun handmade gifts that come together faster than you’d expect.

Here are a few of these fun and easy DIY Christmas gifts with simple step-by-step instructions:

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 Gouged frames: 
With just a needle and a few crayons, you can turn a basic wooden craft frame into a sentimental keepsake that will stand out on anyone’s desk or mantelpiece. For a full how-to, visit:

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Watercolor notecards: 

Simple stencils make it easy to create a pretty set of custom cards that will be great for any occasion. You can give these as a gift or hold onto them to use yourself. For a full list of materials and instructions, visit:

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Painted candle holders: 

You can buy plain votive candle holders or use attractive jars to make beautiful painted candle holders in contrasting colors. Gold puff paint designs add extra warmth. You can find instructions and design ideas here:

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Hand-rolled beeswax candles: 

These beautiful, long-burning candles make a thoughtful holiday or hostess gift. Easy to make, they’re said to be calming to burn, so keep a few for your own table, too!  Check out the easy instructions here:

For more thoughtful handmade gifts and other fun crafts, visit:!

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