With all of this year’s Handmade Holiday gift ideas we’re sure you could also use some inspiration as you Write It & Wrap It!


One more thing: Don’t worry… The fun (and prizes & more) will continue through December! Have you signed up for Give-Away Day and Holidays at Home?

A gift for you: Enjoy our unique printable gift tags. Download the free PDF, print on card stock or heavy paper, cut and enjoy!

Make It

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You can use fabric to create holiday cards with the Patchwork Card Tutorial from Craft Apple.
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You’ll want to embellish packages, cards, the tree, a garland… Once you start making Paper Stars from Curbly you won’t want to stop!
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We love fabric, of course, and we like the idea of limiting our use of gift wrap a bit this holiday season. Print these fantastic PDF How to use Furoshiki diagrams from the Japanese government, and wrap with fabric!
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We know first-hand that kids love Paper Toys from The Toymaker. A small set would make a great gift, or the toys could be a nice way to buy a little time as you write and wrap (occupy those excited, little fingers!).
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Cassie from Bella Dia offers a wonderful resource with her Free Gift Tag Round-Up from 2007. It includes our printable PDF gift tags from from last year (pictured!).

Note: We edited this post after publishing to remove a pop-up tree card tutorial. It was brought to our attention that the original designer was not noted in the tutorial, and at this time we are not able to contact the original designer to request permission to include his work. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Don’t miss these related items from the SMS archives: Fabric Boxes, Embellish! & Drawstring Bags (perfect for “wrapping”).

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Meg’s choice Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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little brown pen sells ready-to-print PDF templates for printable stationary, calendars and more. Nichole passed along a link to their fun, new instructional video for you to learn more about the process.
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Buy your Custom Holiday Rubber Stamps from Sweet Papery for great designs and super-efficient holiday cards!

Mix It

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Give yourself a wrapping reward with the Thrifty Kitchen Molasses Crinkles Recipe (nibble, then tape, nibble and tie a bow!).


Don’t forget: We want to learn about your favorite recipes for Holidays at Home.

Share It

Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

Win It

Gift Certificate to SMS

Need some beautiful fabric or patterns for your projects? Perhaps you’ll be the lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate to the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop! Comment below for your chance to win.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
29 ~ Homebodies
28 ~ Holidays at Home
27 ~ Artists
26 ~ Science & Tech Lovers
25 ~ Cooks
24 ~ Whimsical
23 ~ Fit Friends
22 ~ Eco-conscious
21 ~ Holidays at Home
20 ~ Gift Exchange
19 ~ Grandparents
18 ~ College Students
17 ~ Girlfriends
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.