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Handmade Gift Ideas Linky Party!!

{{{Happy Monday}}}


 It’s time for one of my favorite days of the year!!

It’s  Holly Bloggy Christmas Week and time for the Handmade Gift Ideas Link Up!!

This is the third year that I’ve hosted this festive event. Last year we had almost 500 gift ideas linked up. It’s so fun to see all of the beautiful handmade gifts that are linked up! Plus, it’s a great way for people to find your projects!!

I don’t there is anything better than receiving a handmade gift.

Here are a few that I have made in 2011:
Dollar Store Painted Trays, Heart Jewelry, Chevron Subway Art, Chevron Fabric Pennants, Bunting Canvas, Painted Rug, Button Necklace, Washi Tape Clock, Threaded Necklace, Etched Chevron Pitcher and Glasses, Rosette Necklace, Stenciled Pillows

And I am so excited to announce the giveaway for this party — it’s from one of my favorite shops:

UPDATE — winner is Deb from Paper Turtle.
Deb – send me an email :)

Twisted Sugar Twine are giving away a 6 Pack of their Twisted Sugar Twine {$69 value}!! 

Genuine Twisted Sugar Twine™ in color twisting Lemonade Pink, Gray Macaron, Blue Sugar, Licorice Twist, Cola Red, and Limeade.

240 Yards per spool
720 Feet
100% Cotton
Made in USA
Wound on cardboard tube

{Value = $69}

There are so many things you can do with these twines!

They are great for:

wrapping presents
Making cards
Tie them to balloons and banners
Treat bags
Cake toppers
and so much more!!

Be sure to follow along with their blog for all kinds of great project ideas!!

Just link up your projects to win.

Each project = one entry. (you can link up as many as you want for more entries)

Plus, if you want an extra entry: “Like” Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook and leave me a comment here letting me know that you do.

{a winner will be announced on Monday, December 19th}

Ok, time to link up!! I am excited to see YOUR handmade gift ideas!!

{I’ll be doing a wrap up of a few of my favorites a little later in the week}


And, be sure to stop by the other FUN link ups this week:

(Thank you Jerri at Simply Sweet Home for putting this event together!!)

Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Christmas Recipe Party

Hosted by Nikki at Chef in Training.
Giveaway: Beanie of the winner’s choice from Sweet Kiwi Crochet

Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Christmas Craft Party

Hosted by Staci at Just Sew Sassy
Giveaway: $25 Gift Certificate from AliLilly

Thursday, Dec. 15 – Christmas Decor Party

Hosted by Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage.
Giveaway: Hot Chocolate Candle Set from Good Neighbors Candle Co.

Friday, Dec. 16  Friday Favorites Christmas Party

Hosted by Jerri at Simply Sweet Home.
Giveaway: $25 Gift Certificate from Amy Cornwell

Grab a button and join us for a Cup of Good Cheer!!



  1. Wow! Well that was pretty much the most impressive thing I have ever seen! Thanks for always providing such great ideas!

  2. thanks for hosting this link up & giveaway! i tried to post your button in my post but the html wasn’t working :(
    the image wouldn’t appear in the post

  3. Great twine! I like them on facebook!

  4. Am a fan of twisted sugar twine on facebook (and now following their blog) Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I linked up a few of my hand made Christmas gifts. Hope I win me some twine :) My list of crafting things to do with twine is growing by the minute :)

  6. Thx for the linky party! I didn’t even know about Twisted Sugar Twine, thx for letting me know. I’ve liked them on FB.

  7. I linked up Sweet Stockings for My Boys – My first sewing attempt in 15 years!

  8. I linked up Marth-ne Salt Scrub

  9. I liked Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook

  10. Michelle@OurWonderfilledLife says:

    linked up a colorful felt circles tree I am giving to my niece with a gift card, it’s merry and bright!

  11. Michelle@OurWonderfilledLife says:

    liked twisted sugar twine on FB, love all the colors!!

  12. I linked up a Green Bubbly … Ocean inspired chainmail/ elegant Necklace and Earring set! :)

  13. I just liked Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook!

  14. i like them on FB!

  15. What a fabulous group of gifts! Thank you much to everyone that shared!

  16. thanks so much for the great party!!! just linked to chef in training and went over and liked twisted sugar and i have to admit — i bought the 6 packs i LOVE it sooooo much and use bakers twine all the time so it seemed like the thing to do : ) you can never have too much!!!! : ) thanks again! enjoy the day! hugs…

  17. Thanks for hosting Jen! Cant wait to go through all the great ideas :)

  18. this is so fun! and i *like* twisted sugar twine on FB AND in real life. :)

  19. So many adorable links! So little time!

  20. Love your ideas!!!

  21. I now follow Twisted Sugar Twine on FB! :)

  22. I just linked up my “shabby” noel ornaments!

  23. I linked up a High-Tech CD Box made out of disks

  24. I linked up a Penguin Ornament!!!

  25. I liked Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook!

  26. Thank you for the link party, lots of cute ideas here. Now, to find some time for crafting in the madness! :)

  27. I linked up a project! Thanks for hosting Jen!

  28. I like Twisted Sugar Twine fb page!

  29. I liked their Facebook page! Thanks for hosting Jen!!!

  30. Ashley Emmett says:


  31. i also linked up a monogrammed plate that i love!

  32. i linked up my casserole carrier, which i have currently made 8 of this month! best gift ever!!

  33. I liked twisted sugar twine.

  34. What a great party and giveaway!


  35. And I linked up a cereal box guitar for kiddos…I’m making one of these for my nephew :)

  36. Linked up a Rapunzel wig for little girls :)

  37. I also linked up a fort kit….

  38. Linked up napkin rings!

  39. I liked them on Facebook and posted two links: Etched Glass and Wooden Wall Letters

  40. Linked up homemade sugar cubes :)

  41. I linked up a recipe for homemade vanilla sugar.

  42. I like Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook and I linked the personalized notebooks and fabric headband tutorials!

  43. I liked Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook.

    Thanks for the great giveaway offer.


  44. Thanks for hostessing the party, I linked up and am linked back to your blog.


  45. People always have the most amazing ideas!

  46. Already “like” twisted sugar twine on facebook! :)

  47. So many wonderful ideas and soooo little time. Thank you for hosting and posting.

  48. I liked Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook!

  49. I like Twisted Twine on FB

  50. Hi Jen
    I think this is the first linky party I have done even here even though I visit often. I always miss the linky parties! Darn that blogger dashboard! I linked up two fun ideas! Merry Christmas, laura@imnotatrophywife.com

  51. Whew! What a turn out, Jen! : ) Thanks for hosting. I’m sure it will take me all week to visit everybody!

  52. Love bakers twine and I use it all the time for my hangtags! I “liked” Twisted Sugar on FB! Thanks for hosting Jen, love, love, love your blog and all of the great ideas & inspiration!

  53. thank you for hosting…

    now I can keep my christmas budget under wraps with all the ideas presented here…

  54. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    I like Twisted Sugar Twine on FB!

  55. thanks for all the great ideas and the chance to win twine! who would have thought that twine could bring so much JOY!? :)

  56. What a yummy selection of handmade items! I could spend all day looking at each and every one of them. Thanks for hosting this fun linky party!!!

  57. I like them on FB! Thanks for the party and giveaway! :)

  58. great party! I’m liking the twine on FB and will be linking up a little later today! Thanks!

  59. I wish I could link up, all I have is pics of my projects on my facebook. :( I liked them on facebook a while back. While I can;t win, I still wanted to tell you that this is an awesome giveaway anyway! 😛

  60. Hi Jen! Great party! Thanks so much for hosting with me! =)

  61. I’m liking twisted sugar on FB … I love this stuff!

  62. I like Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook

  63. I’m going to make my delicious Meyer Lemon Curd with Vanilla Sugar (also home made) for gift-giving this holiday season. Everyone love receiving these Meyer Lemon Curd. :) I “Liked” Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook! Thanks for hosting such a fun linky party. I’m going to browsing around for more home made gift ideas. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  64. Yay! I love that twine! I am totally liking them on facebook! :)

  65. I like Twisted Twine on FB

  66. Thanks so much for the giveaway & hosting such a fun party! I linked up quite a few :)
    I also liked Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook!

  67. I liked Twisted Sugar Twine on FB! :)

  68. Hello dear. How nice of you to link so many fun crafty ideas. I am still not up to doing many crafty things yet but how nice for those who are. I am just stopping by to say hello and wish you a Merry Christmas and a great new year. I hope that all is well with you and yours. Hugs, Lura

  69. Of course I had to link up for Holly Bloggy Christmas! Merry Christmas Jen!

  70. Ashley Emmett says:

    I don’t have a blog but I would like to share my handmade gifts and enter too win. What can I do?

  71. Hey Jen,

    I linked up some stuff to the party. Thanks for hosting! I actually just wanted to say that I saw you on KSL when you did the coat refashions and I was like, “I know her! Wait… actually I have never met her before. But I read her blog!” haha. :)

  72. I liked Twisted Sugar Twine’s FB. Thank you so much for this link party!! Happy holidays!!

  73. I LIKE Twisted Sugar Twine on Facebook!

  74. How fun! Thanks for hosting this! :) Happy Holidays..
    Lina @ Fancy Frugal Life

  75. I “like” Twisted Sugar Twine on facebook.

  76. i linked up an embroidery project

  77. liked twisted sugar on facebook!

  78. i liked them on facebook!

  79. i linked up my anthro-inspired earrings!

  80. I linked up my beaded bib necklace!

  81. I linked up my pearl ribbon necklace!

  82. I linked up my sheet music necklace!

  83. Linked up the emergency clutch too!

  84. I also linked up with the Felt Hair Bow!

  85. Can’t wait to see all of the ideas people are going to link up! I did link up a few…
    first up – Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub with Printable!

  86. Kristin Orth says:

    I like Twisted Sugar Twine on FB!


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