12 Best Hostess Gift Tutorials


Hostess gift patterns are a must this holiday season so that you can bring a home made hostess or party present for your party host to your next social event.  These party present tutorials include an herb garden, spoon sets, monogrammed tea towel, glass bottle labels, apron, breakfast basket and a kitchen tablet holder.  These gifts are sure to sure the party hostess your appreciation for their hospitality!

Best Hostess Gift Tutorials

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Hostess Gifts, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

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Hostess Gift Ideas

1.  Herb Hostess Gift ~ Turn a mug into an herb garden! It’s a wonderful gift idea for the avid cook. Attach some scissors for easy snipping.  All the recipient has to do is water it.

Hostess Gift Ideas

2.  Paint Dipped Spoon Sets ~ Bring a fun domestic token to your next holiday soiree.  These spoons are painted in neon colors, but you could easily paint them in metallics.  You can pair the spoon set with a hot pad and tea towel.

Hostess Gift Ideas

3.  Glass Bottle Printables ~ Whether you need a hostess gift, birthday present, or just a quick thank you, these little printables turn a bottled beverage into a thoughtful gift. Simply soak the bottles and remove the labels, print out on sticker paper and apply.

Wine Charms

4.  Party Glass Wine Markers – These vintage spool buttons are fabulous as wine markers!  They are perfect for keeping track of your wine glass.

Christmas Gift for Neighbors

5.  Monogramed Tea Towel Gift {DIY Christmas Gifts} ~ Looking for a great gift DIY project to make for your friends and family this year? This is it! With the trendy monogramed detail, this tea towel makes a great little gift! Paired with the festive packaging and you have a lovely, easy to make gift!

Hostess Gift Ideas

6.  Retro Soap Bottle Aprons {Accessories} ~ These little retro soap bottle aprons are adorable! And perfect for that plain dish soap bottle that is always sitting out! With this tutorial and .pdf printable pattern you’ll be able to whip one up in no time. Makes a great little hostess gift as well!

Simple Sewing Patterns

7.  Casserole Carrier Tutorial {Pictured Sewing Tutorial} ~ Spring and summer mean a lot of fun outdoor parties.  The next time you are invited to a pot luck, bring your dish in this beautiful casserole carrier and leave it with the host as a gift.  Or the next time a neighbor lends you a dish, return the pan in a carrier as a thank you.

DIY Christmas Apron

8.  Applique Christmas Apron {how-to} ~  Sew a festive Christmas apron for your female friends, neighbors, mother’s, co-workers or even teachers.  They can keep their clothes clean of splatters and still look fashionable.

Neighbor Gift

9.  Dollar Store DIY Hot Pads ~ Makeover a pair of hot pads from the dollar store by adding some fun fabric and trim.  Freshly baked bread pairs well with them.  {wink}

Hostess Gift Ideas

10.  Spiced Pecan Hostess Gift ~ Make your hostess feel welcome with some homemade spiced pecans. This simple recipe looks beautiful in glass jar with a custom made recipe tag for decoration. Spiced pecans also make a wonderful gift for the holiday season.

Party Present

11.  Breakfast Hostess Gift ~ This Breakfast Hostess Gift is definitely the ultimate gift!  It’s a simple basket filled with freshly baked banana bread, whipped honey butter and coffee (or tea).  More than likely the hostess spent a lot of time preparing the meal.  And, who wouldn’t love a well deserved break the next morning?

Hostess Gift Ideas

12.  Kitchen Tablet Holder ~ Isn’t this Pottery Barn tablet/iPad holder fabulous?! You can make your own version for just under $2.00 using a thrift store wood cutting board, a child’s block and a scrabble tile holder. This tablet holder would make a wonderful bridal shower gift, Hostess gift, Mother’s Day gift or birthday gift! I know I want one. {wink}

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Thanks Ladies. I just adore these homemade gift ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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If you love these homemade tutorials– then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Christmas and Homemade Gifts site!


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