Saturday, November 8, 2014

Easy DIY Girls-Teens Gift Set

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Welcome to day 2 of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

I don't know  about you but shopping for tween girls is tough. You can't buy them princess girly stuff, but (as much as they would disagree) you also can't just buy them stuff they are just not ready for yet. To add to this, you have to be very specific about colors, designs... no princess, well maybe just one but if its the wrong one, well then... it could really mean ANYTHING.

I am going through this 8-12 age range with my daughter. I have really enjoyed it but am still baffled as to what style she enjoys (especially since it changes... ALL THE TIME).

SO with this in mind, I thought it might be fun to share some fun, EASY DIY gift items that will still be age appropriate yet make this age range of developing girls feel special, appreciated and acknowledges for the age and "maturity" that they are.

Here are a few of the ideas I came up with. Make sure to check back in the next few weeks for some more simple DIY gifts.

Tinted Vintage Vanity Tray- using Clearsnap Surfacez Solvent permanent Inks

This old brass vanity tray got an updated and chic make over with the help of Surfacez Ink by Clearsnap.

 Available here:Surfacez Ink Pads and Refills

Doodle Iphone Case using Sakura Glaze Pens

Here is a beautiful custom $1 store cell phone case using Sakura of America's Glaze Pens. The pens are great for doodling on non porous surfaces.


This tutorial will be one of the videos I will be sharing within the next few weeks :)

Available here: Sakura Glaze Pens

Floral Travel Bag using Oly-Fun fabric

Available here: Oly Fun

Like I said, I will be posting more videos and quick tutorials featuring these or other projects within the next few weeks... I just didn't have enough time to feature all of my projects in this one post :)

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

 Clearsnap  Ellison Educational Equipment  Walnut Hollow  Graphic 45 Hydrangea Hippo Westcott Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Rowland Technologies Neat and Tangled ICE Resin Therm O Web Elizabeth Craft Designs Pink and Main The Buckle Boutique Clearsnap - Vivian Keh Ashley Rader - Giddy Upcycled ICE Resin - Jen Cushman Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps Graphic 45 - Andrew Roberts Rina Gonzales - Mothership Scrapbook Gal Therm O Web - Amanda Niederhauser Cori Warner - The Flying C Yana Smakula - My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking The Buckle Boutique - Shawn Mosch Eileen Hull Designs - Eileen Hull Angela Muir - Handmade in the Heartland Krista Winters - eat, knit & d.i.y. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Erica Houghton Katie Smith - Punk Projects Elizabeth Craft Designs - Karen Aicken Jeanie Hevener - Create & Babble Ellison Educational Equipment - Hilary Kanwischer Fancy Shanty - Stacy Molter Liz Hicks - Blogerisms 

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  1. love the tutorial. subscribed. i think the idea for the phone cover is great this would easy for my 10 year old granddaughter to make for her friends.

  2. Love the bright colors in this project. SO FUN!

    Shawn ~
    Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
    Personal Blog ~ Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

  3. Super cute teen set. Love all the fun bright colors and patterns.