Handmade Holidays

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Holiday, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

There’s nothing quite like a homemade gift.  It must be that personal touch and the ability to customize each detail to the recipient that makes handmade objects so very meaningful.

HANDMADE HOLIDAYSo in the spirit of handmade holiday cheer, we’ve put together a list of six totally giftable crafts, all drawing from the clever DIY projects we’ve made this year.xmas gumball machineFIESTA GUMBALL MACHINE
This handmade faux gumball machine is as cute as it is clever.  Fill it with colored candies tailored to the season’s palette.

http://fiestablog.marketspaceagency.com/2015/01/diy-fiesta-valentines-gumball-machine/snowman finalSNOWMAN CENTERPIECE
Build your own frosty friend and you’ll have the perfect centerpiece for a wintery table scape or mantel display.  Customize the snowman’s scarf to suite the tastes of his new owner. Team colors are always a favorite around here.

1 Chili Bowl in White
1 Individual Covered Sugar  in White
1  Individual Covered Sugar Lid or Small Teapot Lid in Black
2 twigs, about 3 1/2” long
1 strip of material (such as felt) about 1” wide by 18” long
Hot glue
Acrylic paint, Sharpies, or decals

Turn Chili Bowl upside down and apply hot glue to the bottom of the bowl, around the inner circle of the foot.

Immediately place the Individual Covered Sugar, right side up, on top of the bowl.

Glue the twigs (arms) to either side of the snowman, placing them between the Cover Sugar and Chili Bowl.

Tie the strip of material around the base of the Covered Sugar for the snowman’s scarf.

Give your snowman a face and buttons using acrylic paint, Sharpies, or decals.


santa final

Yet another use for our handsome jumbo bowl, this Santa Centerpiece is a real showstopper.  To create your own Fiesta Santa, follow the materials guide below, using craft or hot glue to adhere.

Santa’s Body: Scarlet Chili/Jumbo Bowl
Base: Small Pie Plate trimmed with snowflakes
Arms, Belt, Mittens, Mustache, and Eyebrows: adhesive felt
Belt buckle: non-adhesive gray felt, glued on
Face: 3 inch Styrofoam ball, painted off white
Nose: small wooden dowel, painted off white
Eyes: small googly eyes
Mouth: small red felt ball
Hat: red felt trimmed with white fur, small white pompom
Santa’s Neck and Mittens: trimmed with white fur
Santa’s Beard: poly-fil
Stocking: foam sticker

Teacup Final

Hand-poured candles are the perfect gift for nearly everyone on your list.  If you want to make the candles a bit more masculine, swap out the classic tea cup for a mug or go all out with a lidded Fiesta Jam Jar.


Give the gift of our stunning Medium Vase made even more beautiful with handmade paper flowers. 


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This DIY isn’t as much a gift as it is a heart warming project to create with your loved-ones this season.




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