Friday, December 16, 2016

Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop!  You are at the beginning Alicia's blog.  As we approach the holiday season, I am sure we are all scrambling to find unique gift ideas. We hope as you hop along you are inspired by each bloggers ideas.

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Now on with the hop!

I am having fun with up-cycling lately.  Sshhhh, this one is for my sister.  I was going to throw out this cheese grater it was cheap and starting to rust.  So I searched Pinterest for something to do with it.  My sister loves owls, so this idea was perfect.  I used some lids, glitter bottle caps, bead caps and glitter brads to make the eyes.  I added a Tim Holtz pen nib for the beak. 

I found the stick in my yard and used bead chain to create the claws.  The hardest part was manipulating the handle to make ears.  I glued it all together with hot glue.

Next up is Amanda, let's see what she has for a last minute gift.

If you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:

Alicia ~

Amanda ~
Sue ~
Kim ~
Holli ~
Lisa ~
Jearise ~
Card A Day Challenge blog ~
Theresa ~

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 12/30 x until 12/31x until 1/31x

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. This is so clever...recycling at its very best! Your sister is going to love it. Thanks so much for hosting this hop; especially during this hectic holiday season.

  2. WOW!!!! Very, very creative, she is going to love this guy forever. Thanks for another wonderful blog hop.


  3. That is just so, so, so adorable! How creative too! Your sister is going to love it.

  4. So cute and it would look great in a kitchen.

  5. What a cute owl! I just realized I didn't comment before hopping to my blog. Lol! Thanks for hosting.

  6. Wow! What an adorable owl! She will love it. Very creative idea.

  7. I love your owl! I would so buy one.

  8. this is super!! Where do you come up with this stuff? Totally talented!!

  9. Hi this is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog for challenge 2I Anything Goes Mixed Media and the sponsor is Scrapmatts. Hugs Jackie DT

  10. So cool..a great project..I love owls too by the way,lol...I bet your sister loved it.
    Thank you so much for joining in with this months challenge at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  11. OMG!!! Brilliant!!!! I'm sure your sister will L-O-V-E it!!! Happy Hopping with you, and MERRY CHRISTMAS (and... New Year, too!)!!

  12. How stinkin' cute is that! Great job and thanks so much for your love and support and for taking over the hops.

  13. Hahaha! What a brilliant idea. Great project. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  14. wow, wow and more wow - if you sister doesn't want it (though am sure she will) there is space in my house lol. Love it - genius. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  15. This turned out very well - great gift and upcycling project!

  16. What a brilliant idea, his eyes are amazing. Thank you for sharing him with us at Altered Eclectics, I'm off to raid the cupboards!

  17. Oh my goodness this is so cool and great idea for those old graters, I bet she loved it!!