Fun with Favors

Last week on the blog I shared some fun and creative DIY gifts you can create to give to the bride and groom in your life.  Today we’re taking a look at some favors that you can create to give to your guests if you’re the bride or groom this year!

Tulle champagne bottle

Olive oil jar

Cake for one

Stamp your wedding favors

Beeswax taper candles

Accordion photos

Etched flowerpot

Rosemary sea salt

Grits to go

Meringues

Succulent favors

Coffee beans

Paint stick keychains

Flavored salts

Herb rub

Vanilla sugar

Infused simple syrups

Pinecone fire starters

Mini snow globe

Vanilla extract

Salted caramel hot chocolate on a stick

What fun and creative wedding favors have you seen or gotten?

Wedding Wishes

Today we’re going to take a look at some wedding-ready gifts you can make and give this wedding season, and next week we’ll take a look at some wedding favors you can give if you’re getting married.

Monogram stemless wine glasses

Mr and Mrs pillows

His and hers pillows

Gray monogram wood plaque

Gifts to go monogram basket

Etched flowerpot

Wedding handkerchief

Tile coaster

Painted dishes

Etched bakeware

Etched mirror with key holders

Monogram ring dish

Rustic serving tray with gold arrow

Etched monogram glass pitcher

A year of dates

Monogrammed wool throw

Photo coasters

Monogrammed votives

What fun and creative DIY gifts have you given or gotten?

Christmas Food Gifts

Today I thought we’d look at some awesome DIY food gifts you can give to family and friends.

Granola and Trail Mix:

Pumpkin seed trail mix

Fig ginger granola

Savory thyme granola

Gingerbread granola

 

 

Cookies, Scones:

Christmas macaroons

Lemon crispies

Toffee pecan cookie

Toasted coconut drops

Triple fruit fruitcake mix

Toffee blondies

Coconut crunch cookies

Gingerbread scones

Apple cinnamon muffins

Chocolate nut cookies

Toffee blondies

Cranberry bran muffins

Blueberry ginger hotcakes

M&M cookie mix

Chocolate peanut butter M&M cookies

Cinnamon spice muffins

Soup Mixes:

Curried lentil soup

Spicy three bean soup

Drinks:

Flavored vodkas

Limoncello (video)

Hot chocolate mix (video)

Spiced apple tea mix

Peppermint hot chocolate

Sauces and Syrups:

Herb infused olive oil

Spicy cinnamon syrup

Sundae sauce

Caramel bourbon vanilla sauce

Slow cooker pear and apple butter

Sweet pomegranate syrup

Chunky cranberry relish

Peppery peach sauce

Cranberry syrup

Lemon curd

Cranberry chutney

Strawberry chia jam

More ideas:

Salt blends

Personal coffee blend

Scented sugars

Candy cane marshmallows

All purpose spice rub

Jamaican jerk rub

Multipurpose meat marinade

Savory herb salt rub

What DIY food gifts have you received and loved or are your favorites to give?

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1

This year as we think ahead to Christmas we’re going to take 12 days to look at some fun foods and crafts (and of course the song by the same name).

Food:

Breakfast: Stollen

Snack/Appetizer: Mini spinach and cheese pizzas

Dinner: Glazed ham

Dessert: Christmas reindeer brownies

Cookie: Minty Christmas tree cutouts

Gluten Free: Gluten free chocolate yule log

Food Gift: Dark chocolate bark

Drink: Peppermint hot chocolate

Fun:

Santa: Santa walnut ornament

Trees/Wreath: Mistletoe ball

Angels: Crochet angel

Cards: Yarn Christmas ornament card

Ornaments: Pine-cone elves

Lights: Shooting star lights

Misc Decor: Ribbon candy decoration

Games: Christmas bingo

12 Days Inspired:

Partridge: Partridge in a pear tree ornament

An Accessory Touch Part 2

Last week I shared some fun earrings and bracelets you can make, today I’ve got some necklaces and set ideas.

Necklaces

Golden geometric necklace

Neon rope chain necklace

Chunky pearl statement necklace

Sea glass necklace

Sand and sea necklace

Multi strand pearl necklace

Baroque pearl collar

Beechy Keen necklace

Gypsy desert layering necklace

Ink swirl heart pendant

Glitter heart necklace

Button necklace

Spaced hex nut necklace

Sets

Tassel necklace and earrings

Wire wrapped jewelry

Multi strand necklace, bracelet and earrings

Simple colorful jewelry

Clay jewelry beads

Dyed pearl jewelry

What are your favorite creative jewelry designs?

An Accessory Touch Part 1

This week and next I’ll be sharing some cute ways you can add a touch of whimsy or fun to your outfits with homemade accessories.   This week are some fun earrings and bracelets, next week will be necklaces and mixed sets.

Earrings

Duck tape feather earrings

Big stone earrings

Sea glass earrings

Sequin ball earrings

DIY stone earrings

 

Bracelets

Fabric bangles

Painted leather bracelet

Studded tulle bracelet

Braided wish bracelets

Miss tentacles bracelet

Springtime in Paris floral and pearl bracelet

Nautical multi-strand bracelet

Studded wrap bracelet

Metal and turquoise wrap bracelet

Tulle chevron cuff bracelet

Silver cross connector bracelet

Denim cuff bracelet

Bangle beauties

Bow tie bracelet

High tide bracelet

Sea glass bracelet

Leather cuff bracelet

Dip-dyed sailor bracelet

Textured string bracelet

What are your favorite earring and bracelet ideas?

Creating for Love

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, so today’s post is full of cards, gifts and crafts.

Cards

Simply said

Watercolor heart

Owl be your friend forever

3-D Valentine’s Day

Marbleized Valentine

Pop-up card

21 more ideas

 Crafts and Gifts

Sweetheart sugar cookie crochet brooch

Valentine’s striped picture frame

Spray painted votives

Romantic candles

Treat bags

Heart bookmark

Spa jar

Glitter heart

Clay necklace and bracelet

Silk lined jewelry boxes

What will you be creating this Valentine’s Day?