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Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 5 Favorites

Recycled Bottle Christmas Ornament or Suncatcher, Fused Glass Green Wreath, 3 Inch

 

In week five of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, eighteen shops shared 54 handmade gift ideas for Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Here are this week's selections:

 

Crocheted Orange and White Lapghan

Crocheted Orange and White Lapghan by CraftingMemories1 on Etsy

 

Pointy Hat Gang Witch Ornament, Witch Snowgirl Ornament, Fleece Witch Ornament, Green Hat Witch Ornament, Handmade Witch  Ornament,

Pointy Hat Gang Witch Ornament, Witch Snowgirl Ornament, Fleece Witch Ornament, Green Hat Witch Ornament, Handmade Witch Ornament by Wyvern Designs Home on Etsy

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 4 Favorites

Autumn Mums Dog Bandana, Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie style | SewAmazin

 

In week four of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, eighteen shops shared 54 wonderful handmade gift ideas for the Fall, Christmas and Winter holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's selections:

 

Natural Serpentine Gemstone Round Sterling Pendant Green Pink by DianesDangles on Bonanza

 

Handmade breast cancer survivor snowmen earrings with pink.

Snowman Breast Cancer Survivor Earrings, Handmade Holiday Christmas Swarovski Pink Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 2 Favorites

Halloween Argyle Black and Orange Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle | SewAmazin

 

Autumn officially arrived last week, although it still feels a lot like summer here during the day. It's also the second week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print.  It may seem like Christmas is a long way in the future, but it will be here before we know it!

For week two, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas in the weekend link-up. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's favorites.

 

Yellow and Orange Flower Lace Oval - Seasonal Crochet Art - RSS Designs In Fiber

 

Unique handmade dog rescue earrings with a goofy dog.

Goofy Dog Rescue Earrings, Polymer Clay Frosted Black Lampwork Handmade Dangle Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain by TheSingingBeader on Etsy

 

There are quite a few fall events on the calendar before most of us will really begin our Christmas shopping. In October, apple picking, homecoming games, Halloween trick or treating are some of the activities that might have priority over Christmas preparations.

I'm still watching baseball every night because my favorite team is in the race for the wild card, hoping for a chance to play in the post season. So my favorite picks from this week's collection have mostly Fall themes and colors again.