As I promised you yesterday when I showed you Part One, I have the second round of DIY gifts my family exchanged at Christmas.
Starting off with…
Hand-Tied Stick Star & Hand-Dipped Chocolate Oreos
There were a few who didn’t participate for different reasons, but one person who did jump into the mix was “the boyfriend.” He had just arrived the night before from Montana, and wanted to contribute something, so he and his two little elves got busy and created some oh-so-dangerous cookies and one of my hand-tied stars, finishing close to the stroke of midnight.
Whew! Not bad for last minute.
Architectural Salvage Jingle Sign
Eryn’s contribution was this sign made from an old fence board…
…some wood letters sprayed with metallic paint…
…and a trio of silver bells.
I think it would be great on a front door in lieu of a wreath.
Wine Bottle Display Wall Art
You may have seen something similar on Pinterest.
This was Alyssa’s version.
Isn’t it awesome? Perfect for year-round floral display.
Perhaps I can get her to do a tutorial for a future post.
Hand-tied Fleece Blanket
Amber put this blanket together.
I love the contrasting colors and how soft it is.
It is quite large, so I know it took a lot of her time. Something she doesn’t have a lot of with this sweet little girl wanting all of her attention…
We had three, THREE, babies celebrating their first Christmas with us this year!
I know… you are jealous.
But I will not apologize.
Nor will I share.
Homemade Grilling Spice Rubs
My sister, Christy, tossed these together.
She is an awesome cook so I know they are the best ever.
Again…if I can get her to unlock her secret recipe safe, I’ll share it with you.
Beer Can Fishing Lures In Beer Cap Box
Jason, the son-in-law, used his artistic abilities to hand-etch a fishing scene on this wooden box, topped with a variety of beer bottle caps.
Inside, were his handmade lures, using bits of beer cans, stabilized in wine corks.
Surprise! … The men-folk fought over this.
I’ll show you a third picture so you can see his artistry at work. This is inside the lid of the box.
Remember…free hand, with a fine tip wood burner.
Architectural Salvage Ornament Box
John put this box together with – you guessed it – old fence boards.
(yes…we have a small stash.)
It is hinged on one side with rope tied off for the closures. It is pretty long – about 36 inches – enough to hold 12 ornaments.
I donated my Melted Snowman Ornaments to the cause as well.
They are sitting in snow, aka, shredded white paper and some shredded white plastic bags.
Presentation is everything. (blah blah blah…yada yada yada.)
There you have it. If you didn’t see Part One yesterday, please go check it out.
Who knows what kind of handy-dandy-craftiness will come out of these guys in 2013. Only 352 more days until we find out. They had better get busy.
Until next Christmas…
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