Kelly’s Favorite Handmade Things Giveaway!


Kelly's Favorite Handmade Things Giveaway!

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens …

these are a few of my favorite things.


I’m (and 11 of my favorite gals) are giving away a few of my favorite handmade things!


I’m thrilled to be teaming up with them for a fun giveaway …

12 handmade things to 12 lucky readers.


Kelly – Eclectically Vintage (that’s me) – Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll vintage silver spoon keychain

P.S. Want to make your own?  I’m showing you how to stamp silver here.

Stamped Silver Keychain

Lucy – Craftberry Bush – stag watercolor art pillow (Shop Craftberry Bush)

Stag pillow

Angie – Knick of Time Interiors – hand painted Milk & Cream on glass sign (Shop Knick of Time)

Milk and Cream Co. Sign available from Knick of Time

Jeanne – JuNxtaposition – vintage typewriter key necklace (your choice) (Shop JuNxtaposition)

typewriter key necklace

Jen – Jennifer Rizzo – set of 3 original art silkscreened dish towels

Handmade Santa dishtowel

Melaine – My Sweet Savannah – salvaged wood Christmas tree (Shop My Sweet Savannah)

Salvaged wood Christmas tree

Jen – City Farmhouse – hand painted Ski Lodge sign

Handmade ski lodge sign

Jeanne – Jeanne Oliver Designs –  Sadie Handbag or $89 shop credit (Shop Jeanne Oliver Designs)

Jeanne Oliver Sadie handbag

Lucy – Bel Monili – vintage buttons and baubles bracelet (your choice) (Shop Bel Monili)

Vintage bauble bracelet

Denise – The Painted Home – music sheet flowers in new blue mason jar

vintage music sheet flowers

Jade – Jaderbomb – gold glittered PEACE letters (Shop Jaderbomb)

Glittered Peace letters

Laura – Top This Top That – burlap wreath

burlap wreath


Good luck and fingers crossed for all of you!

Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below to enter.  Open to continental U.S. residents only.
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  1. I’m usually the one who makes the handmade gifts but my sister in law made me a beautiful quilted throw several years ago!

  2. The best handmade gift I have ever received was a pair of earrings made by my grandmother. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. A Christmas bow magnet and pillow that my sons made for me when they were in grade school. I still use them today and those boys have grown. One is now an attorney and the other a deputy sheriff. I think they wish I didn’t display them, but then again, I think they love the fact that I do! : )
    Thanks for the giveaway. I love them!!

  4. My 81 year old daddy does woodworking. I think my favorite gift is my kitchen island. But, he also made a butcher block table for me using the legs of my grandmother’s kitchen table.

  5. My favorite gifts that I have received are the Christmas ornaments that my children made when they were small.
    I can’t get the Pinterest links from your Rafflecopter to work….

  6. A knit afghan that my grandmother made me when I was a kid. I think even back then I appreciated the work that went into it. I still have it on my bed and it wraps me in warmth and memories of my grandmother.

  7. Our first Christmas together, my husband gave me a hand painted nativity set, which we still use today 29 years later.

  8. A beautiful set of three wooden reindeer handmade by my dad. That was over 30 years ago and they still make their appearance at Christmas.

    Awesome giveaway… thanks Ladies!

  9. The best handmade gift I ever received was when my husband and I were dating. He is a welder and he knew I loved sunflowers. So he welded me this crazy flower. It stood on a stand and was like 2.5 feet tall. (Where do you put a solid metal 2.5 foot flower?) lol It was the most thought out and sweetest gift I ever had gotten. I didn’t care if it didn’t make sense in my space or the fact it looked more like a daisy than a sunflower. It was the most beautiful flower I had ever set my eyes upon. hehehe See why I married the guy? 😉

  10. A lovely quilt my grandma made. She gave it to me a month before she died. It’s very special to me. She used fabrics from all sorts of special outfits and mementos.

    Kim L.

  11. Oh dear, the best of the best are the little chubby fingered-preschool treasured love note gifts my “babies” have made for me…my “babies” are now 21, 18 and 14…sigh 🙂 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  12. I made beaded Christmas ornaments this year, to give as gifts. I’m really proud of them, I’ve only been beading since March, and I never think anything I make is good enough.

  13. My dad and grandpa are wonderful at wood working. They have made me too many things to choose just one!! Right now I’m enjoying a light up salt box house that I display at Christmas time!

  14. I tend to give a TON of homemade gifts – but I don’t get very many. But probably the best one I ever got was a pair of jeans that we made into capris with St. Patrick’s Day fabric around the bottom of them. My birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and they were so cute!!!

  15. I don;t get any handmade items for gifts, I am the one that gives them, so I can only say my best gift was from my Husband, it was my pink camo shotgun with case.

  16. I love homemade or handmade crafted or assembled jewelry! Some of the best gifts I’ve rec’d have been hand crafted pieces!

  17. The best hand made gift I ever received is a little felt monster my son made me for Valentines Day. It is hanging from my mirror in my car. It is super sweet because he was 21 when he made it! I love it!

  18. The best handmade gift I have received was a blanket for my daughter. It was made with sentimental fabric that was reminiscent of my childhood and my momma that passed away several years before.

  19. Handmade scarf from my mom. This was when i was in high school and lived there still. She kept it a secret and I never saw her making it.

  20. The best handmade gift I ever received was a quilted wall hanging. Each block was an apron made from vintage fabrics. I love it.

  21. The most wonderful handmade gift that I ever received was a beautiful set of ornaments from my Mom. She took clear glass balls and inserted a family photo in each of all of my siblings and their families, along with some holiday baubles, I love putting them front and center on my tree every year as a reminder that, although we live far apart from one another, we still hold each other dear, especially during the holiday season.

  22. Handmade gifts are from the heart! A few years ago, my best friend gave us a gorgeous Christmas quilt. I will treasure it always!

  23. The first handmade gift that comes to mind is a little chalkboard slate that my sister painted for me years ago. It has a sweet snowman scene, and she did a FABULOUS job in the painting. It always makes me smile to look at it.

  24. When I was little we use to go to the prison gift store about 30 mins away. My dad would take us on occasion. We always thought it was a big big deal. He would buy these leather wallets for himself. He always would let my sister and I pick something out. This past year both my parents passed and while going through trunks upstairs I found my mom saved them for us. I found a leather purse that is just beautiful that I had forgot about. I see them on etsy now listed as vintage. Oh my really am I vintage now? Anyways one of the best gifts I could of gotton. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. I adore handmade gifts. They always seem to be the gifts that last the longest. I still have a pillow a friend made for me 20+ years ago. It’s faded, a little tattered, and has a few mystery spots on it, but it was made with love!

  26. My grandmother always made hand made gifts, they are the best! It is hard to choose but I think the quilt she made for me is my favorite.

  27. One of my favorite gifts was a hand painted, vintage mirror my boss’s wife made me. I still have it 30 years later!

  28. The best hand made gift I ever received was a child-size wooden sleigh, hand-carved and painted by my fiance’s grandfather. It was a true labor of love that we are sure to cherish forever!

  29. Let’s see… the best handmade gift I’ve ever received is a beautiful banner made from twine and chicken wire. I use it everywhere, for every season … xoxo jules

  30. Awesome giveaway!! I haven’t ever received a handmade gift – other than the nifty do-dads my son would bring home from school through the years….

  31. I love hand made items, my husbands aunt Helen made us a tree skirt with beading and my son an advent calendar when he was born we still use all of these today. His grandmother made us a Santa ornament for our tree and one for joeys stocking. Joey is now 35, and my husband and I have been married 40 years. I was always
    A crafter and love homage things.

  32. My mom made my wedding dress years ago, I designed it and it was so special…Plus I love handmade ornaments and made to look old ones 🙂

  33. My Aunt Pat used to make doll clothes for some of us for Christmas. What wonderful miniature marvels they were! We were all so excited to see what she had made and to mix and match them with such vivid 9 year old imagination! My Grandfather also used to craft and whittle gifts for us and we treasured those as well. I’ve always preferred the handmade, one of a kind gifts, they mean so much knowing someone took the time to create something with me in mind.

  34. My son painted a bird house in my favorite colors and added the perfect amount of glitter & my daughter made me a handprint snowman ornament the makes me smilevyear after year. My sister & bestie make me the most wonderful gifts every year. I’m a lucky girl!

  35. The best handmade gift I ever received was a knitted sweater and hat from my grandmother for my daughter shortly after I found out I was pregnant. To this day I still smile when I see it hanging in her room <3

  36. The best and most memorable handmade gift I’ve ever received was my homemade Cabbage Patch doll that I got when I was little. I loved that doll!

  37. My favorite handmade gift was a tree ornament crocheted around a ball and cross stitched with a special sentiment from a dear friend. I had a party the first Christmas in my new home where friends helped decorate. Warm memories of that time are evoked every season I hang my special ornament.

  38. My daughter and grandson were living across country and unable to be home for my birthday. They called on my birthday and Dena had taught Jeremy to sing Happy Birthday to me. My grandson is now 30 years old and has a 17 mo, old little boy of his own. This is still one of the “handmade” gifts I have ever received.

  39. I truly like you “favorite things”. i also love your decorated house. Your globe idea is probably my favorite!!!

  40. The best handmade gift I ever received was amazing soaps from a dear friend at her daughter’s wedding!!!

  41. The most beautiful handmade gift I have received was a quilt from my grandmother. She is gone now, but we displayed her quilts at her memorial service and then each chose one to enjoy. I got the one I absolutely loved and enjoy studying her tiny, precious little stitches.

  42. My favorite gift is a quilt my grandmother made for me. It’s all butterflies she made from clothes I’d out grown. Love, love,love it! Thank you for such an awesome giveaway Kelly…you rock!

  43. My sister-in-law sent me a little box filled with her handmade felt ornaments back in the ’70’s when I was newly married and poor as a church mouse. I cried as I unwrapped each tissue covered ornie–and they still hang on my tree each year as a reminder of my happiness on that day.

  44. I get lots of handmade gifts as a teacher, but last year one of my students and her grandmother made me a “soup cozy”, this lovely quilted fabric cozy that cups a bowl or large cup of soup or anything hot. My family fights over who gets to use it in the winter!
    Most recently one of my students painted my portrait. It’s precious.
    Thanks for hosting, Kelly — these are awesome prizes!
    xo Heidi

  45. I actually can’t think of one homemade/handmade gift that I’ve ever received. I’m the crafty one. Oh, wait. A friend once sewed a huge santa wall hanging for me!

  46. I don’t know if it’s really hand made, but the best gift I ever got was one December morning after my 4th baby arrived I answered a knock at the door to find my BFF from California standing there with a huge handmade card around her neck and a note from her husband explainging he was sending her to me for Christmas. Yeah I cried.

  47. My niece is an artist, and she has made me lots of handmade gifts. I don’t have a favorite, they are all wonderful.

  48. The best handmade gifts that I ever received have been from my children… favorite of these are pens with roses attached that I use daily…..I just love them and I smile thinking of my sweet children’s small hands making them…..
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  49. I’ve been lucky enough to receive so many wonderful handmade gifts. I was especially fond of a “flower garden” quilt that my Mother made out of my playclothes from when I was six and younger… I’m 58 now! So it is very special to me!

  50. My favorite homemade gift was a pair of gloves that my daughter knit for me. I love them and only use them for special occasions so they’ll last me for a long, long time.

  51. My favorite handmade gifts are ornaments and hairbows (as a child) from friends and family–every year it is so nice to see all the special ornaments on the trees and think of each person. 🙂

  52. When each one of my children made homemade Christmas ornaments for our tree. They hold the most special memories for me.

  53. My favorite gift was given to me by my grand-mother. It was our family Bible that dated back to the late 1700’s. This giveaway is amazing! All of you are so talented.

  54. I received an apron that was made with some of my grandmas old handkerchiefs!! LOVE IT!!
    Thank you all for the opportunity;)

  55. Hmmm. I don’t come from a super-crafty family so I don’t know if I’ve ever received a handmade gift! I definitely come from a family who loves to give gifts, tho, and my all-time favorite was when my mom and dad surprised me with two blue point siamese kittens. I bawled my eyes out!!

  56. The best handmade gift I ever received was a comforter my mom sewed and then hand tied for me about 15 years ago. It’s on my bed now keeping me warm and all cozy these winter nights.

  57. Kinda sad to say… I don’t think I’ve ever received a handmade gift… Though my friends & family aren’t as crafty as these ladies! I help my mom make a bunch of different cookies as gifts for their neighbors & two do the same for them. But that’s it!!

  58. Best handmade gifts I’ve gotten was an awesome letter from my daughter when she moved back home, that she put in a handmade binder that was also decorated by hand.

  59. My favorite handmade gift was a wooden tree made from dowels to which my sister-in-law attached old family photos of my husband and family. I look forward to putting it out each Christmas.

  60. My best handmade gift was probably a quilt. However, I have been blessed enough to be given one twice. When I was a child my grandmother made one for each of her grandchildren. Then, as a newlywed, I received one from my mom. These for sure are truly treasured gifts.

  61. best hand made gift I’ve ever received was a coupon book from my high school boyfriend. for things like make him decide what to do, a nice dinner out. It was just a really sweet well thought out gift.

  62. The Christmas ornaments my children made me over the years. Every year when I put them on the tree they bring back memories…

  63. Thank you all for giving us all the chance to win all these beautiful handmade items. I love them all! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

  64. Best handmade gift was from my sister who made all the fabric flower bouquets & boutonnieres for my Christmas time wedding 31 yrs ago.

  65. A dollhouse my father made me, and gave to me the Christmas I turned 7. It has weathered many years (I’m now in my 40’s) and several moves, and is currently being professionally refurbished. This is a great giveaway!

  66. Not sure about received… but I GAVE a horseshoe mounted on wood with the last name of my new homeowners friends, tied with copper wiring, background painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint. Super cute!

  67. The best handmade item I received is the origami my son made me and put in a frame with the words ” I Love You, Mom.”

  68. The best handmade gift that I ever received was the quilt that Mother made for me. She did the top by making squares with butterflies that had different calico prints for the wings and black bodies. She embroidered around each of the wings and then embroidered the antennae for each butterfly. Then she hired someone to quilt it for her. It is beautiful and priceless to me because of all the handwork, time, and love she spent in making it just for me.

  69. I have several gifts that were handmade and are very special to me… husband makes beautiful wooden bowls. They will be family heirlooms!

  70. The best homemade present I’ve received was 2 Christmas’s ago. My the 7 & 5 yr old daughters and hubby made me each a 2.5′ card and drew pictures and embellished with yarn, glitter, googly eyes, etc. I still have them. Now, every year they make me cards as I love them so very much. It takes them days to make and I cherish the time and love the put into it.

  71. I believe handmade/homemade gifts are the most wonderful of all. One of my most favorite gifts have been the four heirloom quilts my Mom passed on to me recently. They were made long ago by my grandmother and great grandmother. When I think of the hours of stitching and work that went into each incredible quilt, I’m just awed! They’re extremely special. I’ve also been so pleased to receive a hand crocheted throw from my Mom, cut out & painted wooden cat silhouettes from my brother, handmade sterling and bead jewelry, homemade fudge and cookies from my girlfriends and family for holiday and birthday gifts. Each so very special because they took their time and used their talents to make them just for me. I’ll take handmade over store bought anyday!

  72. I still have all the little handmade ornaments, pictures, etc that my boys made me while growing up… nostalgia, memories, love….. Handmade means love… someone put their heart and soul into it…. they are unique and make you stop a moment and think…. a wonderful giveaway!

  73. A sparkly beaded snowflake made by my MIL. Both my in-laws make wood crafts for all holidays so I love all of those too of course! I’m getting a simple nativity scene this year made by them.

  74. I love any hand made gift, it shows a lot of love & thought went into it, but the one that stands out the most is one year my husband made me a lovely oak art easel for me.

  75. Wow, this is a great give away! I found your blog from the stylin home tours hosted by Lindsay at white buffalo. These are all great! I don’t think I have received many hand made gifts, but would love to! I am in 4 pollyannas this year, maybe I will get luck 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Everything I receive that is handmade is near and dear to my heart; especially my sons’ childhood Christmas ornaments that they each made in elementary school, a crochet blanket that my deceased Grandma made my oldest son, to a quit that my deceased Mother made for my youngest son, these are all my favorites. Thank you, Kelly, for the special giveaway. Your Stamped Spoon Keychain Rocks, all the way!!

  77. Best handmade gift would have to be anything my kids made. But receiving any of the gifts above would be awesome!!!

  78. I am IN LOVE with the vintage bauble bracelet!! The best handmade gift was a floor length house coat my Momma made me when I was about 12. It was VERy cold in our little trailer house but that housecoat made it much warmer!

  79. Hand knit blankets for my newborn baby boy. They were such a special gift and such a treat to think that somebody took the time to make something one of a kind for my son 🙂

  80. A few years ago, there was a Santa print at pottery barn. I loved it, but didn’t want to spend the money on it. My youngest daughter painted it for me on canvas. It is definitely one of my prized possessions.

  81. The best homemade gift I ever received was a note written on a postanote & mysteriously placed on our bathroom mirror that read,”My Mommy is the best mommy.” <3

  82. My mom takes my daughter for the week of Thanksgiving break every year and they come up with a project to make for my husband and I, so every year we get thoughtful gifts handmade from our daughter. I love them 🙂

  83. The best homemade gift I ever got was a beautiful crocheted scarf from my twin sister, who is now in heaven. I miss her dearly. Lost her to renal failure 5 years ago. But I carry her with me every day—after all, she is my twin. <3

      1. Thank you Kelly. It was very hard on me. I took care of her 24/7 for two years. I was even at the hospital tending to her, and at the nursing home as well. Nursing homes are understaffed, and my sister had c-diff (serious bacterial infection) and needed cleaning every 15 min. So I stayed with her continuously to make sure she was being taken care of. And when she was at home I had a baby monitor in hers & my room so I could hear her. Yes, it was tough, but if I had the chance to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat. That’s how much I loved my sister, and that’s how much I love all my family, and best friends too.

  84. The Best Homemade Gifts I’ve Ever received were Christmas ornaments made by my children when they were young and in Grade school.. I still have them.I still hang them up every year.

  85. Homemade chocolate chip cookies and a glass bottle of milk delivered on Christmas Eve by our neighbor’s children…so sweet!

  86. Anything made by my children throughout the years: paintings & drawing, cards, “jewelry,”–there is too much to list!

  87. One of the best handmade Christmas presents I received was a Christmas tree made from an old quilt with a candlestick base.

  88. My “kids” are 25, 23, and 20. I cherish the cards and ornaments they made for me when they were little. And especially the “recipe” for chocolate chip cookies that my son gave me when in first grade. “Cook for 500 minutes.” 🙂 Cherished memories!

  89. I’ve been blessed to born into a family of crafters and quilters. I have so many beautiful and precious items made by both my grandmothers and my grandmother-in-law that it would be impossible to pick a single item. I would have to say the best gift would have to be their patience in teaching me.

  90. One of my favorite pictures of myself as a child has always been one where I am sitting on a green blanket that my grandmother crocheted. 3 years ago, she gave me that blanket for Christmas! I’ll always remember that day and I will always cherish this blanket!
    Thank you for the chance to enter!

  91. Wonderful giveaway, Kelly. Thanks! My favorite handmade gift was the first winter scarf my daughter had every crocheted: a little lumpy, a little lopsided, but soon a favorite of mine!

  92. Oh! What a great give-away. I would love the burlap bag, a piece of jewelry, a sign to hang…..or one of each!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! LindaC

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