Monday, November 8, 2010

Lowri - Homemade Gifts

Hi Everyone. Lowri here again starting off this week with Homemade Gifts.  It's going to be interesting to see what everyone's interpretation of this category was - so here's mine!

Decorated Bottles
These bottles could be filled with anything, flavoured vodka, syrup, your favourite homemade plum sauce - you get the picture.  The exciting thing I discovered was how to cover the lids of any jars with patterned paper! I am getting round to finishing my tutorial on how to do this, and will let you know when I have finished it!
EDIT - You can now see the tutorial for the lids on my blog here!

I have just added some decoration with some flowers made from the Kaisercraft Be Merry Collection. If you want to know how the flowers are made - I have a tutorial on my blog and I have also e-mailed it to Liz, so you can pick up a copy in the shop.

Gift Tins
I have once again used the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas Collection for these tins. I bought them both  really cheaply and loved the fact they had the clear lids so you can see the goodies inside.

It really was as simple as wrapping the paper and ribbon around the tins, just taking the time to get the pieces straight.

For the biscuit tin I have used the epoxy stickers and I have also used the ribbon on the treats tin.

These are so simple it's almost embarrassing to show them! I have just used the ribbon again and one of the stickers for a tag.  I loved the idea of doing hot chocolate and marshmallows, until my husband reminded me that Christmas here is in Summer - which I had totally forgotten!

This jar has some mulled wine mix tied with muslin, with some Kaisercraft Organza ribbon and a cinnamon stick for extra decoration.

I will be loading more detailed pictures onto my gallery later on this evening - and please post a comment if you have any questions :-)

I hope this has give you a couple of ideas for simple homemade gifts. Stay tuned each day for ideas from other members of the Design Team


  1. Very nice Lowri. We really should have told each other what we were doing - ive done something very very similar to one of yours lol

  2. Really nice Lowri, awesome ideas and they are great, they show people just how easy it can be to give someone a lovely homemade gift, I like the hot choccie I do somethimg similar in a mug with a wee poem. Joanne, I dont mind if you ahve something similar Id still love to see how youve decorated :)

  3. Love this idea of a home gift, and i lvoe the idea of the jars with ingredients in them for baking which i have seen alot of. Yours look great and such a nice gift to give

  4. GORGEOUS!!!! These look great! LOL.... funny that Joanne...was going to do something similar too. Will have to get the thinking cap on.

  5. Loving everything!! I've got a night in tonight - might have to plan my project too!!

  6. Well here I am at long last - Liz has just taught me how to make comments. I'm one of the old school - not very up with computers! These are very nice Lowri and very practical as well. Liz has mine to put up on Friday.