handmade holiday gifts

Handmade gifts in creative wrapping are always high on my gift-giving list.

If you are thinking of making some holiday gifts of your own but are lacking ideas and how-tos, this post has plenty of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

teacup candles

sequin ball earings

bath frizzies

butterfly tablelinen

japanese motif soaps

towel gift basket

bath snowballs

snowflake tablecloth

body scrubs

And of course each one gift wrapped beautifully.

How are you doing on your holiday gift planning? I have received so many submission for gift guides and am in the process of compiling my top picks in a post for you – coming soon!

images: simplesong, gifted magazine and martha stewart living

Creative Gift Wrapping Contest Winner

Every entry that I received for this contest wowed me. I am always so amazed with how uniquely creative one can get!  I have learned so much from your ideas. Thank you. Your entries also reinstate something that I firmly believe –“The world is but a canvas to the imagination”, by Henry David Thoreau.

I want to feature all the entries here but I have to spend sometime touching them up for brightness and file size. So here is the winner plus one and I will post the rest on a later date.

Now for the winner! Neha Sharma from Los Angeles, CA. Congratulations Neha. Love your ideas of reusing fabric from old clothes so beautifully! Your gift is on its way to you. Happy Holidays!

Neha Sharma

Sparrow King did not enter this competition but I wanted to share her gift wrapping ideas with you. She used old blueprints from an architect friend and some red ribbon. Nicely done Sparrow and good luck on your new blog.