Happiness is Homemade #453

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! Bev from Eclectic Red Barn will be choosing our features for the month of November. Before we get to this week’s features, let’s check out what’s been going on here on the blog over the past few days. Be sure to head over and link up on Crafty Creators before you go! If you missed last week’s party, you can check it out here.

We’re enjoying The Joy of Giving by giving you the chance to win a $175 Etsy gift card! Remember to head over and enter to win. There are daily entries, so be sure to come back and enter every day until December 15.

joy of giving giveaway niki

These DIY hand warmers are so easy to make for homemade Christmas gifts. I’ve only made 3 patterns since getting my sewing machine, and I made two sets in about 45 minutes!

hand warmers featured image

Birch logs are big in winter decor right now, but they cost a pretty penny. Michael’s wanted $30 for three 12″ logs, but I made a 2′ faux birch log bundle for pennies on the dollar!

Faux birch logs featured image.

I’ve got some more great Christmas decor upcoming, along with some free printables, so make sure you don’t miss them by following me on social media and email. Enter your email address below to get an email when I add a new post, including link parties so you never forget to link up!

This Week’s Feature

Happy Sunday! Well, Thanksgiving for the US is over, and it is time for Christmas. So, I thought I would pick some Christmas decorating ideas that might inspire you. 



Don’t these Bottle Ornaments look lovely on this Christmas Tree? You can customize yours the way you want it. Stop by and see how to make these bottles for your tree.
Bottle ornaments

Check out these adorable Holiday Gift Buckets. You can decorate your however you want. They would make such great gifts ideas and you can stuff all sorts of items in them.

Gift buckets


I adore this Snowman in a Nut Grinder. I have a few of these and now I know what to do with them. Check with Lisa on how she made this.
Snowman in a nut grinder



This Dollar Tree Christmas Truck is adorable. The best part is you can get the supplies at the Dollar Tree. Inexpensive, yet so adorable.

Christmas truck



Looking for some ornaments to make? If you have some vintage tins, these are for you. Ann uses the tins and broken jewelry to create these lovely Mini Tart Tin Ornaments

Vintage tin ornaments




On to the Party!

Thank you for joining us this week whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts OR a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares!  Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to all our hostesses, they always appreciate your visit! Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ Décor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

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5 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #453

  1. Thanks so much for the party Niki! I am thrilled to see my Holiday buckets featured 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and now on to the December fun!

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