Monday, January 14, 2013

Handmade Gifts!

I usually make a few gifts each year. This year I made a few out of wood! It's not something I thought I would ever be into, but I am :) 

First up are these casserole trays from Shanty 2 Chic.
These were pretty easy to make and turned out nicely! I stained them with a quick wipe of a black stain I've had for years and I choose handles to match the recipients. I did of course make one for myself :) It's now on my dining room table as the centerpiece!
I have the world's most adorable nephew and he's just about old enough to use this adorable seat! My SIL snapped these pics for me since I forgot to! I used the free plans from Killer B Designs.
This chair was also pretty easy to put together. I had the most trouble with the handle holes. I used my jigsaw, but the ends of the ovals are just too tiny to get a nice cut. I had to use a dremel tool to sand the uneven cuts. It all worked out and my SIL loves the chair. Hopefully, my nephew will too! I painted the designs by hand instead of using a paint pen. I think that's the only change I made to the design. 

My next gift was a birthday gift for one of my youngest son's friends. Joshua turned 8 on New Year's Eve. I had this Lego tray pinned on Pinterest and I knew this was the perfect opportunity to build it. What little boy doesn't like Legos?
I found this plan on Pinterest from somewhatsimple. I got to use my new birthday present, the Kreg Jig! I ordered the Lego board from Amazon and the Lego set. I had the wood, paint and handles already. I did have to buy the Gorilla glue as I was out. It turns out it was the prefect gift as Josh likes to bring his Legos in the car!
All of these projects are easy and fun to make and I want to thank all the bloggers for sharing their designs!!

Thanks for visiting!!

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Those are great! Dave got a kreg jig for Christmas, but he hasn't broken in out yet.