Monday, December 16, 2013

May Arts:: Handmade Christmas

Have you checked off all your names on your Christmas List yet? The May Arts Ribbonistas have a whole lotta Handmade Christmas Gifts inspiration for you today with their Handmade Christmas Gift Hop! I made some custom, chic bobby pins for my Handmade Christmas Gift, with the help of May Arts Ribbon and our Partner in Craft, Imaginesce.

The ribbons I choose for this coordinating collection of hair accessories were May Arts 2 Toned 1.5" Grosgrain Ribbon in Black/White (EH10), 2" Two Tone Satin Reversible in Black/White (446-2-10), 1.5" Silver Metallic (464-15-31), and 1.5" Grosgrain Ribbon in White (QH01).

I used the i-top tool and snap daddies with bobby pin accessories to make the pins. Such an easy process-just make sure to choose wide enough ribbon to be able to tuck your ends under! (For this side of button, I chose 1.5" inch or wider ribbon).

I dressed up the gift with a handmade tag using another Partner in Craft product, DCWV, Inc.'s  Metallic Paper and some 1.25" Black Silk Ribbon (SK10) and 1/2" Solid Black Wrinkle Ribbon (EA10).

Giveaway Alert:: Three Spools of your choice! (Winner selected at random from comments left on the May Arts Blog and participating Ribbonistas' Blogs.)

Here's the hop line-up, but of course, please be sure to visit the May Arts Blog as well!

Christina Colón
Charlene Driggs
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes


  1. super creative and such a fab giftie!

  2. These turned out great! Cute gift idea!

  3. What a great gift these are, very cute Karen!

  4. Those are fantastic talk about matching your clothing so easy

  5. the hair pins turned out beautifully, nice showcasing of the ribbon

  6. Great idea. You could coordinate to every outfit. thanks for sharing.

  7. So elegant and classy. Love the shimmer!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. These pins are so great for gift !!! Beautiful! hugs...x

  9. These are so pretty. What a cool idea.

  10. Very clever of you not just making the hairpins but a place to keep them and a great presentation awesome TFS

  11. LOVE! THESE! Wish I were on your Christmas list. :) Glad to see you're still going strong in the crafting world. Creative as ever. Hope you're doing well.