Nostalgic 4th of July Ornaments You Can Give or Send to Loved Ones

Nostalgic 4th of July Ornaments You Can Give or Send to Loved Ones

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

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? Should I make more? I would love your comments below!

Christmas in July SALE on all handmade ornaments!


Christmas in July SALE on all handmade ornaments!



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



Love vintage ornaments? Follow me on Pinterest: Vintage Christmas



Do you love making or collecting ornaments as much as I do? I would love your comments below!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Floral necklace pendants for Mother's Day

Floral necklace pendants for Mother’s Day


mothers day gifts on Etsy


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas on Etsy


Mother’s Day will be here soon! Check out my Etsy store for unique gift ideas that your mom will love from floral pendants to repurposed vintage jewelry to ornaments!

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Vintage handkerchief necklace

Vintage handkerchief necklace


handmade ornament

Mother’s Day ornament gift she will treasure forever!


Vintage Rose statement necklace

Repurposed vintage rose statement necklace, great for a vintage lover


fiber art jewelry

Denim brooch for a colorful and bold mom!


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For more Mother’s Day Gift Ideas , follow my Pinterest board


Remember Mother’s Day is coming up quick so I would shop now! Everything will come in a cute decorative box perfect for gift giving. Which is your favorite here? Comments welcomed!


Extra Special Valentines Gift Ideas for Her, Handmade with Love

Vintage Cookie cutter Valentine ornament

Valentines Gift Ideas for Her, Handmade with Love

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

Need some unique extra special Valentine’s gift ideas she will love? Handmade gifts are the best because they are handmade with love! Check out my Etsy store, BluKatDesign for hundreds of unique gift ideas. The following are just a few of my favorites. A one-of-a-kind heart ornament would be a great choice for a romantic vintage lover. These ornaments are made with vintage cookie cutters, vintage keys, scrap papers and some come with matching boxes. She surely would treasure these forever:

Valentines gift ornament with box

Valentines gift ornament with box


Valentine's Day gift ornament

Lacy Valentine’s Day gift ornament

Vintage heart ornament and box

Vintage cookie cutter heart ornament and box for Valentine’s Day


Having a nice romantic dinner at home?  Add a nice touch with this wine charm angel made from a cork:


Wine charm angel make from a wine cork!

Wine charm angel make from a wine cork!


Of course, jewelry always make a great gift. BluKatDesign specializes unique handmade jewelry. Hearts are romantic and special for Valentine’s Day or any day:


Sparkly heart necklaces

Sparkly heart necklaces are perfect for Valentine’s Day!


Heart earrings made from an old Rosary

Heart earrings made from an old Rosary


See more Ideas for Valentines Day, Check out BluKatDesign on facebook:


Are you feeling crafty? Check out my tutorial on making nail polish glitter pendants or magnets:

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Heart Pendants or Magnets Tutorial


Find more Valentine’s Day Ideas here on Pinterest:

What kind of Valentine’s Day gifts do you love to give or receive? Comments welcomed.

Jazz Up Your Fall Wardrobe with Fun Skull Jewelry and Accessories

upcycled charm necklaces day of the dead skull

Upcycled Day of the Dead skull charm necklace

Jazz Up Your Fall Wardrobe with Fun Skull Jewelry, Handmade by BluKatDesign

These colorful skull statement necklaces, pendants, earrings and accessories are a great way to liven or jazz up your fall wardrobe! You can dress them up or wear casually. Almost all of these are one of a kind or made from a limited supply of beads so you will not see these on anyone else! Perfect sugar skull jewelry for Day of the Dead or Halloween!  Watch for my Labor Day Sale and load up on fun gifts for friends, family and treat your self to some handmade jewelry you’ve always wanted!

See more skull jewelry  and accessories here: Day of the Dead Jewelry

Mothers Day Gift Ideas, Handmade Jewelry

mothers day gift ideas

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

mothers day gift ideas

From vintage  button necklaces to beautiful floral pendants, BluKatDesign on Etsy has unique handmade gift ideas for your mom!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas, Handmade Jewelry

Mother’s Day is on May 8 in the USA, my birthday, this year!  Check out my store, BluKatDesign on Etsy for all sorts of handmade gift ideas for mom. Vintage button and floral pendants make a cute little affordable gift she will love or surprise her with a one-of-a-kind statement necklace with a button heart that says “MOM”! If she is more earthy maybe a vibrant mandala or chakra pendant could work. If she likes earrings, there is a a large selection of unique dangle earrings  to choose from. Everything is shipped in my recycled boxes with an upcycled paper decoration perfect for gift giving! Be sure to give handmade love this year!

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handmade gifts for mother's day!

Handmade gifts, jewelry by BluKatDesign on Etsy


nest necklace pendant

Birds nest pendant with speckled vintage beads perfect gift for mom!


Look here for more jewelry and handmade gift ideas

Follow by Pinterest board for more gift idea:  Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Do you like to give the gift of handmade?  What kind of jewelry does your mom like? Comments welcomed:

Add Some Sparkle with Glitter Necklace Pendants! Gifts For Her

sparkly necklace pendants , gifts for her

Add Some Sparkle with Glitter Necklace Pendants

Sparkly Handmade Gifts For Her:

Everyone loves sparkle! What a great way to make your outfit pop with a little sparkly glitter necklace pendant by BluKatDesign on Etsy! These come in all sorts of colors from purple druzy to green fire opal but they all pick up different colors from your surroundings and lighting so they go with everything! Glitter pendants are perfect for everyday. From $12.50 – $14 they make great affordable gifts also, who wouldn’t love to receive a little sparkle? Click on photos to take you to my glitter pendant section on Etsy.


Glitter druzy and opal pendants

Glitter druzy and opal pendants by BluKatDesign


just add glitter

When in doubt, just add glitter!



For more handmade gift ideas follow my Pinterest board: Gifts Under 15


Do you like sparkly  or handmade jewelry? Comments welcomed!

Giveaway – Black Friday – Cyber Monday Event and Sale on Jewelry, Gifts!!! #shopsmall


Jon in BluKatDesign’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale & Event!

Use code: BLKFRICYBMON20 to save 20% on handmade jewelry and gifts at BluKatDesign on Etsy.  Find extra savings for gifts in my sale section too! Sale begins Black Friday ends Cyber Monday!

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Enter  BluKat’s Giveaway (starts Nov 27)  to win a pair of festive red upcycled earrings:  HERE

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Win these upcycled earrings from BluKatDesign!

Win these upcycled dangle earrings from BluKatDesign on Etsy!

Cute upcycled and reycled packaging!

Cute upcycled and reycled packaging! So be sure to check out BluKatDesign on Etsy for original handmade gift ideas!

Handmade Gifts – Holiday Gift Guide – 2014



handmade gift guide 2014

Handmade gift guide 2014

Handmade Gifts – Holiday Gift Guide – 2014


Free ClipartLooking for the perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift? BluKatDesign on Etsy specializes in unique, eclectic,  fun and funky, colorful jewelry and gifts for that special person. From upcycled jewelry; button pendants, bobby pin jewelry to hair accessories and colorful magnets.  There is something here for everyone!


handmade gifts

Handmade holiday gift ideas



Hair sticks make a great  hair accessory gift for the long haired ladies, there are many colors to choose from. These festive, sparkly rhinestone balls would be perfect for the holidays (Click on the photo to take you to my store to see all my hair sticks) :


hair sticks

Sparkly lime and blue hair sticks



Long necklaces made from upcycled glass knobs are a fun gift, they are perfect for wearing over a winter sweater, great for anyone who likes something totally unique and is into the big upcycling movement:


upcycled jewelry

Long necklaces made from upcycled glass knobs!

Chasidy says,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “I love the knob necklaces. They are truly my favorite of all the items in BluKatDesigns shop 🙂 Each one is a wearable piece of art…I love hanging them on the wall just as much as my daughter and I love wearing them. Start your own BluKatDesign knob necklace collection today :)”


If you have a few people to buy gifts for, a wholesale jewelry set can save you money! These sets come with 4-6 items at a discounted price and are individually boxed.  Nest egg pendants would be a good choice for  mothers and my mandala art pendants would be great for any free spirit, hippie, Modern Bohemian, teens or anyone who likes color! These robin’s nest egg necklaces, mandala necklaces and bead dangle earrings all available in discount wholesale sets:


nest egg necklace

Robin’s nest egg necklaces


mandala pendants

New Age mandala pendants available in wholesale sets or individually



Who doesn’t like colorful magnets? They make great stocking stuffers or small gifts. Be sure to check out my pet magnets for the dog or cat lovers, mandala magnets and vintage button magnets too:


magnet sets

Button magnets


TV21 says,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I bought these as possible stocking fillers – but I might end up keeping them all. 🙂 This seller packs magnets in cute little boxes – very nice!”


For fun repurposed button jewelry see my  button cluster dangle earrings, button hoop earrings, button rings and button statement necklaces. These button pendants below make the cutest, affordable gifts:


button pendants

Upcycled Button Pendants



For the artsy type, fabric wire wrapped art jewelry earrings or necklace might be a good pick:


fabric earrings

Artsy wire wrapped fabric earrings



Wow her with a repurposed vintage statement necklace!  This is a one-of-a-kind necklace with colorful spikes and glass beads with matching earrings, find this and other  modern and vintage one-of-a-kind necklace statements in my Etsy store:


statement necklace

statement necklace



Upcycled collage necklaces made from vintage jewelry parts, some are matching sets perfect gfits for best friends, mother-daughter or sisters:


collage necklaces

Upcycled collage pendants


Audrey says,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “These were perfect! My daughter loved them!!! I really love all the extra care you give your beautiful packaging, and the superb service!!!”

Veronica says,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Shipped fast. Love them! BEAUTIFULLY packaged. Would recommend this seller.”

Connnie says,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Heather is an Artist – very willing to try new ideas and expand on them. The necklace is gorgeous and I will not hesitate to buy from BluKatDesigns/Heather with confidence again”




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Are you going to shop handmade this season? Comments welcomed!

New Age Jewelry, Mandala Art, Handmade Gift Ideas

mandala necklace

Mandala Cross Pendant in Dark Gunmetal


New Age Jewelry, Mandala Art, Handmade Gift Ideas

Like yummy eye candy in every color! These vibrant  New Age jewelry  and magnets are inspired from the seven Chakras. Mandalas make the perfect gifts for teens, Boho Chic fashionistas, artists, massage therapists or anyone into the healing arts or who likes color. Mandala means “circle” in classical Indian Sanskrit but is a cross cultural symbol used by Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and even Native Americans. My art mandalas are all original designs created by me; they are not made from scrapbook paper or digital downloads like others you see. My pendant necklaces come in three sizes, 1″, 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ in silver, bronze, copper or gunmetal.  If you have a few people on your gift list, I have sets of five or six  wholesale pendants  that can save you money. The magnets come in sets of assorted colors and sizes in decorative boxes ready for gift giving and can be found in my  Etsy shop.


mandala necklace

Mandala necklaces available  in “wholesale” sets to save you money!



mandala magnets

Fiery mandala magnet set, perfect stocking stuffers!



mandala earrings

Mandala earrings



Mandala art paperweight

Third eye mandala art paperweight



I like to wear my mandalas with casual clothes, jeans are always a great choice! Some ideas on how to wear mandalas:



Coral Reef Rain


Coral Reef Rain by cck5100 featuring a turquoise mandala pendant



What I Wore Today - It's all About Comfort!


Do you like colorful mandala designs? Would you like to get a mandala as a gift? Comments welcome.