The Results of Frugal Giving

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holiday season was a lovely as mine.

I made a point in December to focus on homemade gifts, and there was a reason for that. I MADE HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS! And now that the gifts have been given I can finally share with you what I’ve been working on for months!

One year I made scarves. Years ago I made all the men in my family custom ties. This year, a few of my loved ones received framed paper cut art. It started with a Pinterest project. My cousin Scott was getting married, so I made Scott and Jen, his new wife, this:

20151207_202643 (1)It was calming, using a razor sharp X-Acto blade to meticulously maneuver around twig and branch, and was the perfect accompaniment to a few of my favorite podcasts. I had to pay attention to details, but as the form of it came out of the paper, I found I was really enjoying myself. It came out so nicely (the photo is pretty awful, sorry) I decided to try another…

20151207_202621 (1)and another…

20151207_202610 (1)and another… 🙂


I got rave reviews on these, so I see more in my future!

Did you receive any handmade gifts? Let me know in the comments!

8 thoughts on “The Results of Frugal Giving”

  1. Andrea – There is a name for what you are doing. It is called Schirenschnitte – the art of paper cutting. I think you did an amazing job, and I love the one of Bingley!!

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  2. I too love these. I love the one of Bingley of course but the bottom one with the moon, trees and elk (I think they are elk) is amazing and I love that one too.

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