Welcome to the Happiness is Handmade DIY Gift Ideas Hop! For this blog hop, I’ve teamed up with some other fabulous bloggers to bring you some awesome DIY gift ideas that will be perfect for your gift giving needs this holiday season! You’ll find links to all of the ideas right at the bottom of this post! Plus, as an added bonus, we’re giving away $180 PayPal cash to a lucky winner to help purchase supplies to make these gifts (or to use on whatever you want)!
I decided to make a wood candle holder I’ve been eyeing at a favorite store of mine. It makes the perfect gift!
I started with wood balls from the craft store and large wood doll heads, since they have flat bottoms.
I used a drill bit to drill a whole all the way through some wood beads ( some already had holes, some didn’t depending on the sizes you get). I then used a 1 inch spade bit to carve out a hole in the 5 larger doll heads, which is where the taper candles will sit.
Next, I figured out the pattern I wanted and started threading the wood beads onto a long strand of leather I already had on hand. You can buy them at the craft store. Once they were all on I just put a knot in each end and voila!
Plus as a fun surprise there’s a $180 GIVEAWAY!! Be sure to enter then check out all of the other handmade gifts in the hop.