A Sampling of My Handmade Christmas Gifts 2011

I know Christmas has passed but I wanted to take a minute to show off some of the gifts I made this year.

Vinyl definitely became my good friend this Christmas!

Personalized glass ornament for Little Finch’s teachers

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Personalized glass candy dish

A fancy dancy serving tray for my mom

For our neighbors

For us…haha! I had to make one for me! 😉

A family tree plate for my mom…and I left room for future grandkids and a wife for my brother!

These plastic storage containers are sooo what I want. I have had my eye on them for over a year (why haven’t I just gone out and bought them for me yet?!?) Well anyway, I bought two for my mom and fancied them up! (each bin can hold 1 full bag of flour!! amazing!!)

Spoon rest for my mother-in-lawWooden Nativity Blocks  for each of my kiddos- you can read my tutorial post on them HEREI made this for Little Finch’s room. Any guesses as to what it was previously?

It was a headboard! I scored a free bed off of Craigslist, chopped off the legs on the headboard, nailed it to make it a shelf, cut molding to trim out the shelf edges (that I got out of a construction garbage bin). The only thing I paid for were the glass hooks ($5 each at Home Depot) and the spray paint…oh and the hooks for the back…yeah! I still need to hang it in her room!

You may remember the Hook Board I made our little guy a few months ago…you can read about it HERE

Once we receive two more parts for the toy box Lover Boy designed and crafted for the kiddos I will post pictures of that as well!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!



  1. That headboard/shelf looks amazing. I love how it turned out! You had a lot of success with the vinyl – everything is so nice.

  2. Angela F. says:

    ard turned shelf is gorgeous!! What a fantastic up-cycle! And all the gifts are just fantastic – where did you get the plastic flour/sugar bins? I could so use those, too! 😉

  3. Wow, so glad I found you! Love your headboard shelf. I have a headboard very similar to this and you have inspired me….thanks! I’m a new follower, so stop by anytime…cause’ I love making new blog friends, Lori

  4. Wow you made so much for Christmas!! Great Job. I too love the flour and sugar bins. Thanks so much for supporting Terry and I and linking to our Link It Up Thursday Party. You are always so sweet.:)

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