Dare to … give homemade gifts! (Week 4/6 link-up)

Hope you are all feeling fa-la-la-y. Christmastime is here. Which means – gift-giving. And, I know many of you are like me and like to give homemade gifts when possible. Which brings us to this week’s party…

Dare to … give homemade gifts!
Nothing is more special than a gift made by you. Try out something new to give this year – ideas include bath and body items, kitchen gifts, hand-sewn clothing or home decor.

I know this is a hard one for many of us. Sharing gifts before Christmas is just an invitation for our friends and family members to find out what they are getting for Christmas from the blog. But, I hope you were able to blog about a gift this year.

First up – my incredibly simple go-to DIY gift this year. It’s seasonal subway art and calling it DIY is really a stretch. I did get the prints printed and put them in a frame. Voila!

I made one of these for myself, using the fabulous printables from Eighteen25.

Everyone seemed to love them, so I thought they’d also make a fabulous gift for all-year artwork. I printed artwork for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Birthdays, Independence Day, Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthday and a general filler. (All are available on Eighteen25 for download, except the “home” filler.)

These can simply be printed from a home printer or through a photo printer, which will alter your cost. I’ve done it both way, and think that the frame hides any imperfections from a home printer. I think I’d go with simple home printing in the future. After printing, I placed them all in the frame for a simple switcheroo each holiday.

I think this would work really well for a family gift, a housewarming gift, a hostess gift… the sky is the limit.

Now, to the good part…

What did you DARE to come up with?
A couple of guidelines:
1. Please link to the specific post, not your general blog address.
2. Please stick to the topic for the week. I’ll be very flexible, but please try to stick to the weekly theme. I will remove posts that are basically just spamming. You are welcome to link to past posts that fit the theme.
3. Please visit at least one other blog below and comment! This will help us all meet each other. This is really the most important part of this party and what has made it extra unique and fun in the past.
4. Please link your post back up to NewlyWoodwards with text or this button within the post. Just pull the code from below.

Dare to DIY Blog Party

I’m really looking forward to see what you created this week.

Did you dare?


  1. says

    I am totally going to copy you and use that subway art to decorate my kitchen for Christmas!

    I wish you could come over and help me figure out what to do with the shelves above my windows in my kitchen!

  2. says

    See I’m afraid you think I’m kidding when I request my own version of every freakin adorable thing you’ve ever made. So please, once again, add this to my pile. The pile that’s waiting for me to pick up.

    these are adorbs btw and srsly, what an amazingly cute and freakin easy idea.

  3. yeoldesandwichshoppeva says

    Thanks for the link to the subway art! I really like how fun and colorful they are! Cheap, homemade art is the best! Looks great, Kim!

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