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:
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…
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!