I’m excited to be teaming up with my favorite bloggers again to share 12 handmade gifts under $20.
I must confess – I love handmade gifts! I love making them and giving them to people and I love when people make them for me!
For my gift idea, I made something that I’ve personally wanted for the longest time. And since I want it, I figured every other girl needs a necklace holder.
This was so much fun to make! I started by picking out my knobs. I was going to get a whole bunch of colored knobs but decided at the last minute that I liked the clear glass knobs better. I bought all the knobs at Hobby Lobby on sale so they were each $1.99 or $2.99.
Then I cut a piece of scrap wood so it was 15 inches long and drilled 5 holes. Each hole is 2.5 inches apart.
I sanded and painted it this pretty teal color. When the paint dried, I sanded and stained the edges of the wood. The key to adding the stain is to rub it on with a cloth and then wipe it off.
After the stain dried, I added the knobs. I did have to cut the ends of the knobs with a hacksaw which made me a little nervous at first. I thought it was going to be difficult to do but it was actually pretty easy.
Once I attached all the knobs, I was ready to add my sawtooth hangers to the back and hang on the wall.
Finally I was ready to hang all my favorite necklaces and step back and admire my gorgeous new necklace holder.
This is going to be very hard to give as a gift. I guess I better start making another one:)
Now meet all the lovely ladies and their AWESOME handmade gifts under $20!
Sky from Capital B, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, ChiWei from One Dog Woof, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me, Kadie from Seven Alive All Livin’ in a Doublewide, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Lauren from The Thinking Closet, Kirsten from One Tough Mother, Nancy from Do Small Things With Love, Kara from Petals to Picots and Nancy from 4 you with Love!
Sarah’s Handmade Hand Warmers
Lauren’s Painted Cork Coasters
Bethany’s Gold and Green Bracelet
Kara’s Crochet Pattern Roundup
Kirsten’s Glittery Utensil Gift Set
Marilyn’s Individual Peppermint Solid Sugar Scrubs
Kara’s DIY Necklace Holder
Kadie’s Easy Crochet’s Hot Pads
Melanie’s DIY Photo Desk Organizer Gift
Nancy’s DIY Wedding Photo Canvas Print
What is your favorite handmade gift to give?