November 25, 2011
Make It : Handmade Gifts
Posted by Blake Ramsey
TWO IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO TODAY-
1. Eat a turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich
2. Start planning your handmade holiday gifts!
In the December issue of Living, the Crafts department has shared the handmade gifts we will be giving this year.
1 Shane's gorgeous bracelets.
2 Steph's sweet slippers.
3 Athena's chic tea towels.
4 My painted ornaments.
I broke out the ornaments again for this cover-try shoot-
1 All the ornaments, waiting to be put on the tree.
3 Fritz carefully places an ornament on his vintage plastic tree. You can find the tree decorated differently somewhere else in the magazine- do you know where?
4 Fritz and Liz consult on the final ornaments.
5 We also used some silver stars- they can also be found elsewhere in the magazine- do you know where?
6 It's fun to mix and match sets of ornaments.
7 We used that whole big bin of ornaments! These are the only ones that remain.
8 Liz and Fritz got lots of fun colored candy to prop the shot.
9 Hammond's makes the prettiest lollipops.
10 I have to admit, I may have sampled a few of these.
12 Love this marbled paper- it really suits the patterns of the ornaments.
13 Another cover try- we did a few different versions with different props on the mantle. Do you recognize this giant glittered star from the December issue of Living?
14 Fritz and Liz brought the most beautiful props. Our art director, Eric, even brought some of his gorgeous vintage ornaments.
15 I spy a little snowman- do you?
17 I'm usually afraid of mice, but that little pom-pom guy is adorable!
19 Some great stamps- old and new.
20 Some very sweet Christmas cards. I'm not sure who makes these- do you?
It didn't make the magazine cover, but you can find it as a second cover on the iPad issue-
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