Handmade Guest: Calli from Make It Do


My latest guest to join in the gift retreat is the lovely and sweet Calli of Make it Do. Calli’s blog is stock full of great tutorials. I would love to try her cozy bed warmer, and I am in desperate need of practicing this pie crust since I’m lame at pie crusts (I’ve also received a couple great tips from some of you. Maybe there is still hope for me.)

Calli has a fantastic simple idea to share today, so I’ll let her take it away.


Hi, My name is Calli from Make it Do. I’m so happy to be here at The Giver’s Log talking about handmade gifts.

There is no better way to show someone you love them than to spend time creating their gift. One of my favorite handmade gifts I made and gave last year for the Holidays was a Snowman Kit.

This gift is wonderful for so many reasons. It is inexpensive, the kid’s are able to help (by gathering and painting the stones), and it is so FUN to make.

It’s also giving the gift of wonderful memories. A simple snowfall can turn to magic, when the day is spent as a family, making a fat, round snowman.

Be sure to check out my tutorial on how to make a snowman kit. If you don’t want to sew a cap for your snowman, like I did, after-Halloween sales are the perfect place to find a fun and whimsical snowman cap.

And don’t forget to make and give Hot Chocolate on a Stick with your snowman gift… it’ll be the perfect way for your friends to end their snowy adventure.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

jennybookworm November 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Wow! This is fantastic – between the kit and the hot chocolate I now have gifts for teachers, friends/neighbours and a fantastic big fun day kit for my brother and his family!! I love that my girls (9 and 4) will absolutely be able to help with all of it too!


Krista November 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm

This is just too cute. My kids love to make snowmen, but sometimes it’s hard to find all the necessary accessories in the heat (or cold) of the moment.


Jenny November 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Oh! This is PERFECT! I love the idea of a handmade, inexpensive gift that also gives the recipients the gift of time together, memories, fun.
More, please:)


Britney November 4, 2010 at 1:06 am

We made the snowman kit for my father-in-law and his wife…. They have everything, so shopping for them is always a challenge….. This was fun because it was a quaint activity they could do with their granddaughter :)…..


Erin @ Letter Soup November 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm

This is great! I’ve been trying to come up with something simple to give my neighbors this year. Perfect! Thank you!!


Erin @ Letter Soup November 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm

By the way, I’m loving this handmade gift series! Great idea!


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