Tag Archives: holiday gift ideas

etsy finds: candles galore and a DIY

I’ve always believed one of the most universal gifts to give is a candle. Whether it be a tea light candle, a scented candle, or even a candle holder. You’d be really hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy some form of a candle. Even those that don’t like a scented candle, there’s so many options out there! I especially love all the candle holders!

candlesgifts:: forest green soy candle :: red ball candle ::
:: beeswax owl candle :: cinnamon and clove soy candle ::

If you aren’t looking for a candle, there are some great candle holder, votive holder, and even DIY projects out there. Buy a pack of tea light candles from somewhere like Ikea (I STILL have a bag full of them after my most recent purchased that was 2 years ago!) and you can come up with a dozen great ideas for them.

candleholder1:: geometric wood candle holders :: rustic candle holders ::
:: ceramic candle holder :: hanging jar candle holder ::

See, so many fantastic candles and candle holders out there! I, of course, am a firm believer in making things yourself. It adds that special touch to all gifts, and lets you get a bit creative. One of my favorite DIY projects I’ve found lately is for a porcelain holiday tree candle holder. It’s just too cute not to share!

6a00d8358081ff69e2019b0207d905970c-800wiDIY Porcelain Holiday Tree Lights

This DIY only really requires several materials and supplies, surprisingly simple for such an amazing piece. I love the inspiration for it. I so very often go into Target and look through their home section just to leave disappointed. I can never bring myself to spend so much money on items I could make at home. Except maybe the bar cart lately, I should talk myself into buying that.. and some of their cute linens… and shoes.. Ok. I just love Target.

But back to the DIY. I’m hoping to create something so very similiar as a Christmas gift this year.

See, how can you not love the idea of giving a candle gift set to someone! It’s so versatile and there’s just a million options out there.

xo

smsignature

Leave a comment

Filed under crafts, DIY, holiday

etsy finds: affordable holiday ornaments

November is now far behind us. December came in with a roar, and is going to leave with hopefully just as big of a roar. I still can’t believe 2014 is just around the corner. My favorite part of the holidays is coming up with DIY projects, and gift giving guides. I’ve been blessed with the ability to always be a great gift giver, so I love sharing that with others.

This year I’m taking advantage of my ability and making a few etsy find lists for everyone. Every holiday season I buy 90% of my gifts in Antique stores, local small shops that specialize in hand made creations, and on etsy. It’s important to support local and handmade artists! Shop local! So on this edition, here’s some etsy finds, ornament style!

Image:: mod snowflake ornament :: folk art redwork owl :: :: felt sheep ornament :: personalized engraved wooden ornament ::
:: candy cane :: crocheted piggie ::

Image:: needle felted gnome :: dog silhouette bulb ornament ::
:: felt gingerbread men :: felt cat ornament ::
:: mistletoe felt :: santa hat narwhal ornament ::

One of my favorite affordable ( and yet can be incredibly cute!) items is felt. You can do so much with it! Almost all of the items above are under $10, and you can even find some great tutorials on making your own at home.

Stay tuned for some more great etsy finds this week!

Happy December!

xo
smsignature

Leave a comment

Filed under crafts