Fabric Oven Mitt + Recipe Book Gift Set – Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2014 – Day 2

by | November 8th, 2014 | 8

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Welcome to day 2 of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!  We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Today Sabrina Alery shares how to make an adorable recipe book gift set for the foodie in your life:

I have a gift idea to share today that is great for nearly everyone on your list, but especially for young adults and new couples who are just getting started in the real world.

Kitchen gifts such as this hand stamped oven mitt are always useful and you can help them get started by tucking in a few tried and true recipes into a customized recipe book made from a dollar store photo album.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStamping on solid colored fabrics is an economical way to stretch your holiday budget and is also so very fun! I used a great stamp set from Neat and Tangled (Merry and Bright) as well as our Simple Dots Jumbo Rollagraph® stamp wheel and Crooked Art Screen® to apply my own patterns to the fabric.

Use our line of Crafter’s® Inks for stamping on the fabric to make the color both permanent and waterproof. All you need to do is set the color for about 30 seconds with an iron after stamping.

This fun and free oven mitt sewing pattern was found here on Prudent Baby. You can download it or do an internet search for “oven mitt pattern” to find a plethora of other oven mitts styles. I added a bit of extra color by piecing together several hexagons cut with the Fabi® Sizzix Bigz 2″ Hexagon die. Hexagons are infamous for being difficult, but the die made adding this trendy pattern so much quicker!

Make sure to use a couple of layers of batting to make the oven mitt more heat resistant. And remember that natural fibers will hold the heat better than synthetics.

To accompany the oven mitt, I also altered this little dollar store photo album to hold a few recipes.

Using the same stamps from Neat and Tangled and some shades of Colorbox® Pigment inks, I stamped a few designs onto paper to slip into the page protectors. Stick everything down using fabulous adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives. The EZ-Dots® tape roller is a favorite and I was delighted to find out how easy the Mounting Squares are to use for adhering directly onto the page protectors.

Want to find the instructions for creating both of these projects? Check out the video tutorial below to walk you through the process.

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!


Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

Neat and Tangled

ICE Resin

Therm O Web

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Clearsnap – Vivian Keh

Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled

ICE Resin – Jen Cushman

Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps

Graphic 45 – Andrew Roberts

Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser

Cori Warner – The Flying C

Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking

The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch

Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull

Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland

Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton

Katie Smith – Punk Projects

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken

Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble

Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer

Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter

Liz Hicks – Blogerisms

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

8 Responses to Fabric Oven Mitt + Recipe Book Gift Set – Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2014 – Day 2

  1. Celeste Goff says:

    What a beautiful gift package! Love the oven mitt!

  2. Debby L says:

    This is a fun idea. I’ve had my students (kids) family give me a Christmas oven mitt with cookies but I like the stamping on the mitt and the little recipe book.

  3. Judy B says:

    Great idea for newbie cooks. I like the pattern on the oven mitt. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ann says:

    Such a wonderful gift set. Great for the cook in the family.

  5. Leslie Kiley says:

    Thank you for the wonderful gift idea. I have some slow cooker recipes I have been wanting to give to a friend. This would be a great presentation.

  6. Shawn Mosch says:

    I love the button and bow on the oven mitt. What a great accent!

    Shawn ~
    Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
    Personal Blog ~ Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

  7. Krista says:

    I love these stamped oven mitts! How adorable!

  8. Terri Burson says:

    Have really enjoyed the hop. Haven’t been able to view every single post but trying…..loved all the new Pinterest links that are new to me.

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