Simple Handmade Gifts – Part 10

It’s time for another installment of “Simple Handmade Gifts”…something that has become a very popular feature here on OGT. The truth is, I just love making my own Christmas presents! I like making my own diy laundry detergent, because I like being independent, not wasting extra packaging, and because I save money. It’s exactly the … Read more

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Nine

Handmade gifts are always my favorite gifts to give and receive! I love exchanging plates of treats with my neighbors every year, and have made a habit of starting my gift-crafting with plenty of time left in the holiday season! Whether you’re low on cash or are just looking for something with a hand-crafted touch, … Read more

11 Must-Try Sharpie Projects

I have a confession to make, I am a Sharpie hoarder. I know, I’m not proud. I have at least 30 Sharpies of different colors around my house right now. I’m not sure where they all came from, but I do know that it’s probably a bigger collection of Sharpies than any one person needs from a … Read more

31 Handmade Gifts Dad Will Love

We all know that our Dad’s appreciate ANY Father’s Day gift we give them, but if you want to give him a gift that he’ll treasure, why not make it yourself? Sometimes store bought gifts just don’t do justice to how much we LOVE our dads! In honor of fathers everywhere, we have compiled a list of … Read more

Make Your Own Felted Soap (Or Self-Soaping Scrubbie!)

Before there were nylon scrubbies, sponges, shower poufs, or loofahs, people used felted soap. I’ve talked about “felting” before when I showed you how to make your own Wool Dryer Balls. I personally am fascinated by this age-old practice so when I heard about felted soap I couldn’t wait to try it! Basically felted soap is a … Read more

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Six

I want to know who is responsible for time going so fast!!  I just looked at the calendar and realized Thanksgiving is two weeks from today!  How the heck did that happen? I realize Thanksgiving is earlier than usual this year….but still!  I cannot believe how fast this year has (almost) gone by!  yikes. Well, … Read more

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Five

At the beginning of last December I started looking around the web for Christmas gift ideas that were SIMPLE, HANDMADE, INEXPENSIVE, and ADORABLE! 🙂 Is that really too much to ask?? I don’t think so! As a matter of fact I KNOW it’s not asking too much because I ended up doing 4 different “Simple … Read more

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Three

Here it is….after a long absence…(ok…only 3 days…but it SEEMS longer!) the “Simple Handmade Gifts” series continues. (Hopefully these aren’t getting annoying because I am loving putting them together!) So let’s get started shall we??? Fabric-Wrapped Hangers by corrieberry pie What I Like:  This could take awhile! I found this project at ? quite awhile ago and while I haven’t actually … Read more

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Two

I had so much fun featuring some Simple Handmade Gift ideas a few days ago…I decided I’d do it again! 🙂 I was going to wait a few more days…but then I realized…YIKES!….it is already December 8th! How did THAT happen?? Well, no time like the “present”…get it? 😉 Let’s get at it! DIY Framed Family … Read more