Do you have loved ones you still aren’t able to visit or need a gift to to bring the host for a 4th of July gathering? A handmade decorative patriotic ornament is a great gift or alternative to a card! This year is my first year for making Independence Day ornaments and they are a hit! Each ornament is one-of-a-kind, I make them from plastic spools and vintage Altoids tins. The Altoids tin ornaments feature nostalgic vintage art prints with beads and American flags. They will come in a matching box ready for gift giving. The spool ornaments have star dangles with sparkly tinsel trim with red white and blue stars and stripes papers. These come in organza bags. Click on the photos to go to my Etsy shop fro details:
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Do you decorate for the 4th of July? What do do think of these vintage inspired Independence Day ornaments? ShouldI make more? I would love your comments below!
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Need a gift for your wife or girlfriend? It seems Valentine’s ornaments are even more popular this year. You can find one-of-a-kind and unique Valentine’s Day ornament decorations at BluKatDesign on Etsy. My sugar skull heart ornaments are a big hit this year, these are collages of scrap papers and fabric on wooden hearts, the backs have a heart that you can sign to make them an extra special gift. I also make vintage style Valentines in Altoid’s tins or tart tins. Click on the following photos for more details:
Sugar skull heart ornaments
Upcycled spool Valentines Day ornaments
Victorian style Valentine ornament made from an Altoid’s tin
Retro style Valentine’s Day ornaments
Sold these tart tin ornaments but I am making more!
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Be sure to visit BluKatDesign on Etsy for these Valentine’s Day ornaments and also ornaments for Christmas, Easter, and every day! Do you have a favorite ornament here? Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Comments welcomed below.
Are you like me and wait until the last minute to buy gifts? Now is the time to at least start thinking about gift giving so you can eliminate some of the stress during the holidays. Christmas will be here before we know, this year is going quick! Here are six affordable gift ideas for wine lovers; click on photos for more details! Not only do these make great gifts but they are also great for wine tasting parties…or just hanging with your dog!
Beautiful wine bottle holder by Wet Paint By Wendy, check out this shop for other unique gift ideas!
This wine saver makes a great gift, you can find fancier ones but this is the one I have from Amazonand it works great to keep wine fresh!
Steampunk style wine cork necklaces, upcycled by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Upcycled wine cork jewelry gift for wine lovers from BluKatDesign
SAVE 30% on all Hair Sticks Accessories at BluKatDesign on Etsy!!!
All hair stick accessories must go to make room for new designs! Although I do love these hair accessories, they don’t really “fit” with my shop. I want to focus on my artsy and upcycled jewelry and ornaments for a more cohesive store. These hair sticks are always popular at Christmas so it would be a great time to stock up on gifts for all of the long-haired women and girls on your list! They come in singles or sets in a decorative box perfect for gift giving. These hairsticks also qualify for free shipping on over $35 purchase at BluKatDesign on Etsy!
Be sure to check out my Christmas in July SALE on handmade ornaments too!
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Christmas in July sale on all ornaments, not only Christmas ornaments but Valentine’s ornaments, get well, friendship, and thank-you gift ornaments! See wine cork ornaments, paper fan ornaments and Steampunk all in my Etsy store, BluKatDesign. You will find all sorts of special upcycled ornaments there!
Butterfly ornament made from a vintage cookie cutter
Upcycled Vintage Valentine
Steampunk paper fan ornaments with upcycled sheet music
Gift For Wine Lovers: Repurposed Wine Cork Necklaces
By Heather O’Cain, BluKatDesign on Etsy
Have you ever seen a wine cork necklace? I love the challenge of taking an everyday object like a wine cork and making something beautiful and unique like these one-of-a-kind wine cork necklaces. These long necklaces include gorgeous glass or crystal beads and vintage charms or buttons. They are lightweight and so fun to wear! These wine cork necklaces are great for wine tasting parties or gifts for wine lovers. Please click on photos to take you to my Etsy store for details:
White wine cork necklace with Celtic motif
Poetry red wine cork necklace with charms, beads and button
Custom wine charm necklace for the owner of the winery
Red wine necklace with hearts
Long wine cork necklace with gold filigree and burgundy Lampwork beads
Even some of us creative types have a hard time wrapping presents! I like to use decorative bags, so easy you just wrap the items in tissue then toss in a bag and tie a bow! To make it more special you can repurpose on old ornament or buy a special handmade ornament from BluKatDesign on Etsy and find a fancy a fancy tag! Last year I discovered boxes with prints like the one pictured above, these make wrapping so simple!
Tie a special ornament from BluKatDesign on Etsy and a nice tag to a bag for a special gift
Repurposed cookie cutter ornament
For smaller gifts, simple paper punches make from old Christmas cards or wrapping paper make festive decorations on gift boxes:
Handmade button pendants are so fun to wear! These unique pendants are made from new and vintage upcycled buttons and even vintage earrings and findings! They are one-of-a-kind so you will not see these anywhere else! Upcycled button pendants are also fun to collect or receive as a special handmade gift, perfect for Mother’s Day. Great for everyday or wear them in layers to make a statement! Click on photos to take you to my Etsy store to see more.
Purple Button Pendant Necklace
Repurposed button necklace pendants $14- $25
Original button necklaces by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Button flower necklace pendant
These upcycled button pendants all come in a cute little box ready for gift giving. Who wouldn’t love to get a gift that is as cute as a button! Start your button pendant collection today! Use code: CUTEASABUTTON to save now at BluKatDesign on Etsy.