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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! Today is the final day of our hop and I hope you have enjoyed all of the ideas that the bloggers and designers have created. It's really my hope, in being the organizer of the hop, that you find this hop list as a resource for making handmade gifts uring the holidays but also all throughout the year. There's an idea here to fit everyone oyur list and every occasion and my wish is for your to leave the hop inspired and ready to create!

 DIY Bark Edge Chalkboard and Gold Tipped Spoon Gift Set by Jennifer Priest for Hydrangea Hippo - Handmade Holidays 2014 COLLAGE

My final project is a bit of a simple one but goes along with the ever-so-popular rustic theme in home decor.

 Bark Edge Chalkboard and Gold Tipped Spoon Gift Set by Jennifer Priest for Hydrangea Hippo - Handmade Holidays 2014 5

 I loved the Walnut Hollow DIY Delivery Bark Edge Chalkboard Kit when I first saw it. Walnut Hollow put everything you need to make the ever-popular bark edge chalkboards into a kit that costs less than $15?! I couldn't believe it either — amazing! You can create TWO of these chalkboards with the kit.

Bark Edge Chalkboard and Gold Tipped Spoon Gift Set by Jennifer Priest for Hydrangea Hippo - Handmade Holidays 2014 6

 Pair them with wooden spoons, like I did, or oven mitts, a cookbook, or even an easel to display the board to make a thoughtful, unique, and on-trend gift. 

Bark Edge Chalkboard and Gold Tipped Spoon Gift Set by Jennifer Priest for Hydrangea Hippo - Handmade Holidays 2014 2

 This gift goes together quickly, but there are a couple of hours of dry time needed for the chalk board paint. Bonus – there's LOTS of leftover chalkboard paint after making the two bark edge chalkboards in the kit so consider using the rest of the paint on an old mirror, picture frame, or cookie sheet to make more chalkboards.

Who knew you could use ink to dye wood?

Bark Edge Chalkboard and Gold Tipped Spoon Gift Set by Jennifer Priest for Hydrangea Hippo - Handmade Holidays 2014

 Now, these spoons will lose the shimmer and sparkle of the ink if you let them sit in water or run them through the dishwasher so hand washing is recommended. Also, I wouldn't mix a batch of Kool-Aid with them – the spoons will be dyed watermelon red and some of the mica in the ink may end up in your drink. But they're pretty and you can totally serve a salad with them!

Bark Edge Chalkboard and Gold Tipped Spoon Gift Set by Jennifer Priest for Hydrangea Hippo - Handmade Holidays 2014 3

 The effect is so pretty and ethereal, not harsh like the spray painted spoons I've seen online. Are you inpired to make these? I gathered some handy dandy links to help you get the exact supplies you need for this project.

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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap 

Westcott 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Ellison Educational Equipment 

ICE Resin 

Neat and Tangled 

Therm O Web 

Walnut Hollow 

Elizabeth Craft Designs 

Rowland Technologies 

Graphic 45 

Hydrangea Hippo  

Pink and Main 

The Buckle Boutique 

Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason 

Meagan – The Charming Farmer 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman  

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey 

Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson 

It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 

L. Grace Lauer – Uniquely Grace 

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

Charity Wings

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins 

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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