Dec 1, 2011

Homemade Holiday Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Handmade Holiday blog hop! I am so happy to have you stop by my humble little blog! If you did not arrive to my blog from the uber talented Becky's blog please return to Amanda's blog to follow the hop in order so that you don't miss any wonderful inspiration from the amazing ladies participating with me!

This year is our second year doing a homemade Christmas in my family.  It is something we started last year because we decided to take a family vacation to Jamaica over Christmas and it was done in an effort to save a little money.  It ended up being one of my favorite Christmases!  I do come from a crafty family so all of the gifts were super creative and had such heartfelt meaning!  So much so, that we decided to do it again this year and this blog hop is perfect with that goal!  We were challenge by Amanda to create a handmade project using our scrappy stash or tools.  It can be a gift, home decor item, food/recipe that somehow uses our scrappy items.

So for this blog hop, I had hard a bit of a hard time because all of the projects I am working on have to be kept under wraps until I can give them to their new owners at Christmas!  So I had to come up with an idea just for this blog and something that will be just for me!  I have always had a fascination with Christmas candy.  I think it's because it reminds me of my beloved Grandmother.  I remember bowls and bowls of candy all over her house at Christmas, especially ribbon candy!  I went through my stash of ribbons and looked for a bunch of striped short pieces of ribbon that I could use to make my own ribbon candy ornaments. 


Using some fishing line and pearl beads I got at my local dollar store I stung together these super cute ornaments for my Christmas tree! I love them! I am actually thinking that I might make a garland or swags for my tree when I have more time and can get some pretty ribbon on sale in large enough quantities to go around my tree!


And now you have your chance to win! I am doing a giveaway to one of you. Simply comment on this post and become a follower. I will do a random draw on Monday morning for all the materials you need to make one of these adorable ornaments and maybe I'll even throw in one I made; make sure to check back then to see if you won.

Now for the next stop on your blog hop, please head on over to very funny and super talented Shanon!

Supplies: Embellishments: Ribbons, Pearls, and Fishing Line.

20 comments:

Adele said...

They turned out GREAT! So fun, and a brilliant way to use up the ends of ribbons. Gorgeous work.

Becky said...

Super idea!! That green one, I couldn't even tell it was ribbon, totally loooked like candy!! And I'm already a follower!

Stacia said...

OMGosh....my girl scouts would love making those!!! I wish I had seen this before I planned their Christmas Party projects! I might have to make them next year!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

LOVE your ornaments!!! What a great idea :)

Steffanie said...

Oh these bring back memories of Christmas at my grandma's! She always had ribbon candy out! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!
PS-already a follower!

Moongirl said...

Those are so pretty! They look super easy too. And I am a follower.

photochic said...

So cute!! Looks JUST like a piece of candy! :)

Ashley Horton said...

Those look awesome Shannon!! Just like the real thing and it looks so pretty on your tree!

Sunny79 said...

Such a simple idea but a great effect !

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Marina.

Caroleb said...

Those ornaments are really cute.

Cassie said...

Those are so cute! I love your idea and they so remind me of the ribbon candy!

GLOANN said...

Jennifer, I love your handmade ribbon ornaments. They must be so special to you since they remind you of Christmases past with your grandmother.

Dottie said...

Yep, that looks just like that ribbon Christmas candy. What a neat idea! This is my first blog hop, and so far I'm enjoying it!

CAstangs said...

Those are really pretty! How long was the ribbon you used? And I'm a follower!

Gloria said...

I almost bought some ribbon candy yesterday! Reminds me of home and my Mom - it was her favorite. You made a beautiful ornament - Love it!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Totally cute Jennifer! Such a simple, yet elegant design. I thought the first photo was Christmas candy!

Susan said...

Those are so pretty and remind me of my childhood. We always had that ribbon candy in candy dishes at the holidays.

yokaye said...

Super cute! The idea totally reminds me of my childhood, too...will definitely need to make some of these! I'm a follower now too :)

bfran55 said...

Super cute!

blsd2scrp said...

love these ornaments! thanks for the hop!