I had so much fun looking for Star Wars themed gifts for today. In fact, I had a difficult time narrowing down the list of ideas. There are just so many neat things! I’m sure you don’t need my help determining whether your friends are Star Wars fans or not, but here are a few funny thoughts.
You know you’re a Star Wars fan when…
You (or your kids) renamed everyone in your family after a Stars Wars character.
Meet the Christmas gnomes. Left to right: Papa G, Mama G, Kiddo G, and Baby G. Kiddo’s hat is just a teensy bit too large, but it’s Papa’s old hat, and Kiddo can’t wait to grow into it. Aren’t they cute? They’re round, fluffy, and just a wee bit bouncy!
Make one or more—these guys are a great gift idea! With magnets on their feet, they are simply adorable as jar toppers. (Looking for homemade gift ideas in a jar? Click here.) They also might like to hop on your refrigerator or filing cabinet! Who knows what other mischievous things these gnomes might get into…
Aaaaah!! Be still, my heart! These little elf shoes are sooo cute! Newborn babies can wear these handmade booties for a special occasion (e.g., a family portrait or Christmas photo shoot) or every day to get in the Christmas spirit. If you want to complete the elfy attire, you can also get the matching hat.
What’s red and white and round all over? A fuzzy, felt peppermint! This peppermint can be an ornament on your Christmas tree, a decoration on a wreath, or a festive embellishment for your home. Use it as an appliqué for a holiday pillow or scale it up and turn the mint into a pillow itself! This fun craft is great for kiddos and grown-ups alike. Use red and white felt for a traditional mint, or use green and white to make a spearmint.
Do you know someone who loves artsy things, but you’re not quite sure what to get them for Christmas? These colorful, spirited pieces will brighten and liven up any space.
This beautiful piece is an original work of art created by Elise Wehle. To find out more about this piece and the artist’s process, click here.
The busy details of this Flotsam & Jetsam Zipper Pouch remind me of some of Gustav Klimt’s paintings. This pouch is a good size for pencils, cosmetics or other small objects. Made from 95% recycled content.
A good size to sit atop a desk or table, the cobalt blue Ikebana Vase is handmade by artist Jeff Peters in Massachusetts. Notice the prongs directly below the opening; they will keep stems in place so you can beautifully display your favorite flowers.
The colorful swirls on this oil lamp are reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. This orb-shaped lamp is handcrafted from recycled glass making it a unique present. It is available in other colors, too!
The Melting Clock is no ordinary clock. Hang it from the edge of a desk or shelf, and this clock will surely turn heads and inspire conversation. Great for those who are fans of Salvador Dalí.
Looking for more gift ideas for the art enthusiast in your life? Click here.
I was inspired to make these cookies while experimenting with the reverse appliqué technique. Originally, I planned to knit or crochet the middle layer and have an unexpected texture peeking through the cutout. As I was making several of these, I wanted to make a variety of shapes and provide an easier option for those who may not want to knit. Therefore, I used felt in the main directions and knitting in the alternate directions.
When I came across this squirrel card on Etsy, I was immediately drawn to the sweet playfulness of these two squirrels exchanging gift atop a telephone wire. I love the city skyline with Christmas trees accented with a few snowflakes. I had a really hard time choosing which card to feature because I really like several in this Etsy shop. That being said, I also really love this sheep card and this owl card.
It’s that time of year again! Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Many a local shop will be crowded with bustling shoppers determined to take advantage of all the great deals. Avoid the long lines and crowded stores by shopping online. We’ve gathered some deals and coupons to kickstart your holiday shopping.
Kids just want to have fun! What your child(ren) finds fun is a matter of personal preference. Whether they like drawing, coloring, puzzles, science or humor, there is something below for everyone. Check out these gift ideas for kids, ages 7–9 years.
For kids who are up for a challenge, Perplexus Epic is the game for them! Their skills will be put to the test with this puzzle that is full of twists and turns.
This garden craft kit comes with everything a kid needs to create a home for gnomes or fairies. There’s a Gnome Garden Kit for boys and a Fairy Garden Kit for girls.
Whatchamadrawit is a fun game that tests one’s imagination and drawing skills.
The book, Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, is filled with good, clean jokes will keep kids entertained with its one-liners, riddles, and knock-knock jokes.
Inspired by a quarter-folded card in Paper Made! by Kayte Terry, I decided to make my own version. Finding oversized sheets of paper in the color you want can be a little tricky, so I’ll show you how to make the card from regular-sized paper.