Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Blog Hop

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Welcome to 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.


So, as you all know, one of my favorite types of gifts to give {and to receive} is jewelry! And while I’ve tried beading, stamping, metal working, and even glass fusing, one thing I’ve always been a little nervous to work with is resin. I always felt like it was intimidating with the chemicals and the mixing…but then I got to try out Ice Resin and I saw that I was totally wrong.


Ice Resin
Rue Romantique Bezels
Scrapbook Paper
Westcott Scissors
Craft Stick
Disposable Cup
Ear Wires and/or Necklace Chain

First, you just choose something you want to place in your blank bezel and cut it to fit the shape. I used patterned scrapbook paper for mine, but sheet music and book pages work just as well too.

resinjewelryThen, you mix as much or as little resin as you need for your projects. Just remove the cap and use both thumbs to apply equal pressure to the plungers. Squirt however much you think you’ll use into a disposable cup and stir it thoroughly for 60 seconds with a craft stick.


Use the craft stick to carefully drip resin into the bezels. Allow the resin to dry completely, which takes 6-12 hours, then you’re ready to finish up the jewelry by adding ear wires or chain.


This was so much easier than I thought it would be and I love that I didn’t have to make up the whole batch when I only needed a little bit. Now I have plenty more resin left for future mixed media projects.


That’s all it takes to make a special, handmade gift for anyone in your life who loves to wear jewelry! You can make it very personal by using their favorite colors, a special definition, or something else that’s meaningful.


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!


Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow 

Graphic 45

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

ICE Resin

Hydrangea Hippo

Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin

Stencil1 – Ed Roth 

Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa

Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta

Therm O Web – Alice Golden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

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Sakura || Fairfield Processing

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