I am so excited for today to finally get here guys! Because today is the start of a full week of handmade holiday gift tutorials here on Back to Her Roots. I’ve shared quite a few handmade gift ideas here over the years, but this time ’round is particularly special because I’m partnering up with my dear friend Melissa from Bless This Mess to bring you double the number of gift ideas!
If you don’t read Melissa’s blog (seriously, you should), she’s a fellow Hoosier girl—birds of a feather and all that—who just happens to live out West. She’s into all the same stuff I’m into—gardening, canning, homesteading, chicken wrangling, home-cooked meals, sewing, crafting. We’re like two very tall peas in a pod! She’s sweet as can be and pretty much one of my favorite people on the planet. I am so excited to work together with her on this awesome week of handmade gifts!
Melissa is kicking things off over on her blog with an awesome tutorial for how to make Painted Sharpie Mugs (that won’t wash off). There are so many tutorials out there for how to do Sharpie mugs, but Melissa did a lot of testing of different markers and techniques to find a way to make Sharpie mugs that will stay beautiful and adorable through all the trips in the dishwasher that a well-loved mug goes on. It would be a great teacher gift! Head on over to her blog to get the tutorial.
And then make sure to come back here, because today, I’m showing you how to DIY your very own No Sew Flannel Blanket Scarf. It is so easy. Super trendy. (At least, I think blanket scarves are still trendy? I dunno. I live in the middle of nowhere.). Very cozy. And a wonderfully personal and beautiful gift to give to someone you love.
Get the tutorial »