Embellished Gift Giving Ideas

There’s something to be said about homemade gifts.  Your time, your effort & the special thought you put into making something for someone on your list,  makes the receiver feel extra special.  But let’s be honest, who has the time to make everyone on your list a handmade gift?  Not me, that is for sure.  But today I’m sharing a couple of  embellishing gift ideas that can be done in a matter of minutes for a semi-homemade gift idea.   I’ve taken the classic Yo-Yo to new heights.  Embellishing Winter accessories is a great way to add one of a kind handmade touches for everyone on your list.  And with the dollar bins at every store nowadays, one can find almost any type of Winter accessory to embellish to their heart’s delight and stay on budget.

The gloves were a dollar a pair & the socks ranged from $2-3 dollars a pair.

Your fabric selection is where the personality of the your gift will shine through.  Whether you’re making it for a young girl, teenager or adult, don’t be scared to play with patterns and color in your choices of fabric.

Supplies needed:
needle and thread
1/8 of a yard of 3-4 different fabric (dependinig on how many you want to make)
fabric glue
Quick YoYo maker

Just follow the instructions on the Yo-Yo maker if you haven’t made them before.  It’s easy as pie and they’ll turn out flawless everytime.  Any type of fabric glue will work beautifully for all your embellishments.  Just allow it to dry completely, and you’ll be ready to wrap these lovely, semi-homemade gifts up and place under the tree.  It’s that easy.

There’s endless possibilities.  Nothing is off limits.

 The classic Yo-Yo can add a touch of whimsy to just about anything & create a beautiful semi-homemade gift for anyone of your list!


  1. Oh my goodness! So cute! Going to Hobby Lobby today for supplies!

  2. These are completely adorable!

    You are so creative and talented. I might embellish something if I had a smidgeon more talent and a sewing machine. :-)


  3. Such a good idea! But have to know….where did those children’s shoes come from in the last picture?

  4. Maryann darr says:

    So, so cute!

  5. Oh Kellie! Those mitts and socks are to die for! My daughter would adore a pair in her stocking this year. I’ll get on that right away!
    Aren’t those yo-yo makers great? They’ve made a fun little stitching even easier to do!!

  6. Those socks are adorable! What fun ideas. You are too talented!

  7. Love those socks!! Great craft idea.

  8. Love these! What size yo yo did you use?

  9. Lovely, as usual!! Loving your new site, too!

  10. So much fun! I love the whimsy you add to everything! :)

  11. Ummmm….two questions. What IS a yoyo maker? And…where can I get one?!! :)

    • the yo-yo makers are the 2 round discs in the 3rd pic in the post. they make the little round circle that i have featured everywhere in this post. i got mine at hobby lobby.

  12. LOVE the embellished gloves, friend! I am totally doing this for my girls.

  13. What an adorable idea. I love the gloves and my little girl would love the socks. I saw you on Flamingo Toes. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-63/

  14. I love this so much! It’s just an adorable idea!!! xoxo

  15. Awww these are darling! I need to get one of those yoyo makers – I hate making them by hand! I think I want some on a sweater!


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