Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.
Today, I created a gift for all of those moms (or fur mommas) that have to stand outside or go on walks outside in the early morning, (read before the sun is up) with the kids waiting for the bus (or walking the fur babies)
This reflective mug cozy keeps your morning beverage warm, gives your hands a nice soft cup to hug and is reflective to help you be noticed in the dark, in your still sleepy state. Ha, ha.
But seriously the reflective property gives it just a little bit of shine that gets you noticed while taking Fido on that quick morning walk!
The knitting pattern is simple:
You need 1 ball of the Reflective Yarn
US 9 Knitting needles
yarn needle to finish
Cast on 14 stitiches.
Row1, 3, 5: K3, P2, K4, P2, K3
Row2, 4, 6: K5, P4, K5
Row 7: K3, P2, Cable 4 front, P2, K3
Row8: K5, P4, K5
Repeat this pattern until the knitted piece measures 9inches. Bind off. Weave in ends. I chained a 4" piece to creat the button loop on one end, on the opposite I stitched the buckle on.
Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away! Clearsnap Ellison Educational Equipment Walnut Hollow Graphic 45 Neat and Tangled Therm O Web Westcott Elizabeth Craft Designs Pink and Main The Buckle Boutique Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Rowland Technologies ICE Resin Hydrangea Hippo Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin Stencil1 – Ed Roth Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta Therm O Web – Alice G0lden Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding ICE Resin – Clare Horner Pink and Main – Yolie Burke The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter a Rafflecopter giveaway
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A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!
Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled