Add a touch of home this holiday season with a DIY Wooden Spoon holiday gift! Any easy project to spruce up a kitchen or give to teachers, friends, and coworkers!
Hi! I’ve missed you guys! I’m not sure if you’d be interested in all of the goings on of me being in school (of which there are a lot). And I’ll spare you the wonderment that was dissecting a cows eye (I’m pretty sure I was the only one who thought how awesome it was). I do however want to talk about the upcoming holidays.
Here’s the thing. I am a STAUNCH believer in no Christmas until after Thanksgiving gets its due. Ya’ll, I have run out of stores yelling (unless I actually had to be in there for something and not just window shop) for playing holiday music before its time. I avoid Michaels and JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby like the plague. Ask anyone. This year though… I put up my tree early. I was a little disappointed in myself if I’m being completely honest with myself but I’m still sure it was the right thing to do.
MAKE IT: DIY Stamped Holiday Napkins
Here’s the thing, for the first time in 4-ish years, I’m not hosting a Friendsgiving. I’m not baking like a crazy person or cooking for a bunch of people or anything like that. I’m not doing anything. I just don’t have the time or the emotional bandwidth to deal with it all at the moment. A lot of my friends are in different places in their lives (and locations) and I didn’t want to put it on myself do deal with choosing a date and planning and so on.
So, I’m moving on to the season of giving, because giving is what I like to do. AND there’s definitely more time to plan right now. I’m not sure how many of you out there deal with seasonal depression, but I’m out here with you. One of the things that helps me is making things for others. I’ve been baking a lot more to give to my anatomy class and attempting to create (read- making lists of things I want to make). I also decided to haul out the woodburner because… why not? These Custom Holiday spoons are my current fave when it comes to gifting. I’m hoping to plan a cookie party here in the near future and think these would be great to give as a gift to all my pals…. so now that these are done… anyone got a cookie recipe they like?
DIY Wooden Spoon Holiday Gift
Time: 30 minutes or less
Cost: $20 or less – I got my spoons for a dollar each and the wood burner was $15
Suggested Viewing – Crash Course (Nervous System) – or maybe thats just me?!?
Some ribbon to make things pretty
These are pretty straight forward. You can sketch your design out to start or freehand it.
These make great gifts for teachers, hostesses, family… really anyone who might enjoy them, I think I’m going to pair them with some jar cookie mixes for a fun gift to the families I work for!