A Hip Handmade Holiday

A Hip Handmade Holiday
November 2, 2013 Alison Faulkner

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Remember last year how Susan Petersen and I wrote a FABULOUS digital book called A Hip Handmade Holiday?! Well if you didn’t get it last year, you should this year! Haha, honestly I don’t know if I have ever worked so hard on a project. I am so insanely proud of this book. I hope you’ll forgive me for tooting my own horn about it, but it really is a gem! Looking through it again this year, I can’t believe how much work went into that damn thing!

You can see my posts from last year here, here and here. And here are some links to bloggers who made some fun crafts with us!

The book is a 150+ page pdf that includes 18 craft projects, 9 instructional videos and over 100 printable gift tags, stickers, stencils, labels, and patterns. It only costs $9.99 and you can make all the craft projects for $10 or less. Personally, I think it’s REALLY easy to make gifts that end up costing more than something you’d buy in the store. That’s why I worked SOOO hard to create gifts that would be affordable for people to make.

Our book includes projects for all levels of crafters plus we offer pro-tips, short cuts for quicker crafting, and pointers on how to make each craft your own. The book is broken into six sections and each section has three projects. The sections are, Gifts for Gents, Gifts for Ladies, Gifts for 4-legged friends, Gifts to treasure, Gifts for the Home and Gifts in a Hurry.


Check out a smattering of photos from the book of the projects you can make, and also our promo video!

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The Fancy Fringe Keychain

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The Nutcracker Bowling League Bowling Set

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Faux Antlers

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The Lumberjack Breakfast Kit


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This is a sample page, showing our homemade dog treats, and our Give-a-dog-a-bone tin. There are over 100 of free printables like this.

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This is the Advent Calendar I created, and I love it.

a hip handmade holiday

This is the pop-up book you can create with our printable pages, characters and photos of your loved ones. This is like the CUTEST gift for grandparents, or loved ones who you need to mail a gift to.

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The Holiday Hoops

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Here’s a few nutcrackers with our “Happy Holidays” blocks.

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a hip handmade holiday

A sampling of the stickers and labels you can print, and ideas on how to use them.

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My personal fave, the Mr. & Mrs. Ho Ho Ho pillows.

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a hip handmade holiday

a hip handmade holiday

Initially Yours Necklace

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You can make a jingle bell collar for your pup!

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Or slap a sticker on some cider or booze and call it good.

Like I said, this is a VERY comprehensive book! And the projects are just so fun. So get a jump on your holiday crafting! Thanks for humoring me with this HUGE sales pitch, but you know I don’t do it very often! And when I do it’s cause I really really mean it!



  1. josie 4 years ago

    New hashtag proposal #everylittlethingyoudoyoublowmymind

  2. Kelly Smtih 4 years ago

    … and purchased!

  3. brooke 4 years ago

    It’s official… you’re either on crack or you never sleep! Dang girl, you’re like wicked crafty. xo

  4. Meg 4 years ago

    Very cute, Allison!

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