Homemade … with love.

I love homemade things!

I love homemade gifts.

I love making homemade gifts with the girls.

I love giving homemade gifts!

This year, for Christmas, we’re giving homemade gifts to everyone, except the kids. I have a few ideas, but yes, this is one. {So if you are a relative, stop reading this post! Seriously. Don’t spoil the surprise! Log off NOW!}

Okay, family members??? Are you gone??

Just to be safe….

Hmmm ……..

It’s hopefully safe now. πŸ˜‰ If not, it’s your own fault for spoiling the surprise, MOM!


I know you’ll love this DIY homemade gift idea … it’s SUPER AMAZINGLY cute and really, really easy to do!!

Homemade cake stands. Β I saw this on pinterest and loved the idea.

All you need is glue … (which I bought at the local craft store)…

… a few plates that you have collected (I bought mine at the local thrift store, antique store and one at the Dollar Store) …

a few candle stick holders … (purchased at the Salvation Army thrift store and some from the Dollar Store)…

Circle the candle stick holder with the glue …

press the plate down onto the glue … let it dry for 24 hours and voila!

A super gorgeous cake stand! You can use a teacup platter and make it a cupcake stand, as well. TOO cute!

You can customize according to the colour of what your friend or relative would really like or Β to the style of their home.

Simple! Lovely! Elegant! And VERY cost efficient. The glue cost me $7.75, most of the candle holders were .75 cents and the plates ranged from .50 cents to $2.00. Not bad!

Christmas doesn’t have to be overly expensive – you just need to get a little creative … πŸ™‚

November 16, 2011 - 10:34 pm

Heidi Wowee!! Those are absolutely lovely and will make GREAT Christmas gifts. Thanks for another great idea Gillian! πŸ™‚

November 16, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Catherine Robertson I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Thank you for the amazingly FUN idea! We are SO doing this too!! Thanks Gigi!!! *heart*

November 16, 2011 - 11:13 am

Kim Robbins Awesome idea Gillian..thank-you. We made hot chocolate with your peppermint/chocolate sauce at our WM last night, it was wonderful!!

November 15, 2011 - 9:48 pm

karen i love crafting with the kids. fun, fun,fun. have you tried making your own sugar cubes yet??? they are great gifts for tea/coffee drinkers, and they are pretty πŸ™‚

November 15, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Karen Thompson This idea is fantastic Gillian! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try making them πŸ™‚

November 15, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Eva Mende-Gibson Absolutely beautiful! How on earth do you find the time to do it all Gillian!? I may have to try this too with my girls β™₯

November 15, 2011 - 5:51 pm

Nicole LOVE this idea … how unique and think I may just go this route myself!!!!!

November 15, 2011 - 5:45 pm

krista super idea!

November 15, 2011 - 5:45 pm

krista super day! love it!

November 15, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Keri Love this!!! What a great idea!

November 15, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Christine LOVE IT, great idea Gillian!! I hope your relatives didn’t peak, I know mine would have:)

November 15, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Crystal Great idea! Love it!