Homemade gifts brighten the holidays: From the left are coffee liqueur, peppermint schnapps, handmade candle, wire-wrapped cocktail rings, infused vinegars with decorative trophy stoppers, rice-sock heating pads, rosemary-infused salt, handmade soap and cookies with a handwritten recipe.
WV Style Team member Autumn D.F. Hopkins provides three examples of easy DIY bracelets. The two on the left can be made using the directions in the accompanying article; directions for the one on the right can be found at www.wvstyleteam.com.
A framed printout from Wordle.net, submitted by Gazette-Mail staff writer Judy E. Hamilton, makes an easy and quick personalized gift. This "word cloud" features the gift recipient's favorite writers with added photographs.
A color-coded close-up shows how to tie a square knot for string bracelets. Photo from AnimatedKnots.com.