‘Tis the season to give! And you know I love giving handmade gifts. But sometimes I think it’s nice to combine a little something handmade with something that it would be dangerous if I tried to make…like nail polish. I got a C in chemistry.
I made my girl Nichelle this little nail kit as a belated birthday gift. I used some corduroy and leather to make a simple travel bag, and some vintage fabric for the lining. The travel bag pattern is from the Amy Butler book Style Stitches. I like Amy Butler books and highly recommend them. I’ve made two patterns from this book so far (both as gifts). Amy Butler patterns are really easy to follow, very thorough, and great for beginners.
As for the nail polish, I (and every other blogger I know) highly recommend Essie. Plus you can now find the brand at Target and Wal-mart. I thought these would be fun holiday hues.
Colorful nails are so hot right now, but it’s kind of a splurge to drop $10 or so dollars on quality polish. That’s why I think it’s such a fun gift. I added some cotton balls and a little nail clipper to the bag along with the items pictured.
I decided to share this little gift because I think it’s hard sometimes to come up with gifts for my girlfriends! I want to give them something personal and homemade but also something they can really use. For my birthday last week a friend of mine sent me two AMAZING OPI nail polish colors, and I was giddy with excitement!
Do you have any go-to gifts? I’d love to hear your ideas!