Recently amazing looking crafting and cooking classes through a website called Craftsy have caught my eye over on Pinterest. From photography classes to artisan bread making and artisan cheese making, I want to take many of these classes. You have got to check out all the class offerings. They make me want to start creating fun things like homemade croissants and cute crocheted baby mittens immediately. So I was thrilled to be asked to review Craftsy and find out more about it.
I chose to take the Sweet & Savory Food Gifts class to get some gift-giving ideas. I was first impressed with the look of the the Craftsy website – I love the modern design and beautiful photography. Navigating the site and finding exciting classes was easy.  Maybe too easy, as I am getting a little carried away with all the classes I want to take! I was able to start my class right away – no waiting for downloads, and the videos are available all the time. This is key for busy mamas like me who only have 10 minutes here or there to actually sit down and look at the computer/tablet.

Once I started my class I was able to jump right to the lesson I wanted to see. I simply scrolled down to Famous Holiday Pecans. The video lesson for the pecans recipe was easy to follow and nicely produced. What surprised me about Craftsy is that it offers so much more than just the video. There are fun resources like printable recipe cards for gift giving, cute packaging ideas, and printables. It’s also interactive – you can ask questions, upload photos, and get personal answers.

You can use these free printable Handmade with Love gift tags for all of your creations.
Unfortunately I don’t have permission to share the amazing Famous Holiday Pecans recipe, but you can take this class at a discounted rate here. As the pecans were baking in the oven, several unexpected guests stopped by, and each time they asked what the incredible smell was. Our family nibbled on them all weekend and I added the last of them to a spinach salad with raspberries.
Here are some great Homemade Gift Ideas from the Craftsy course I took:

  • Braised Onions to give as part of a soup kit
  • Grill-Master’s Spice Rub Selection
  • Chocolate Bark
  • Limoncello
  • Famous Holiday Pecans
  • Cranberry Chutney
  • Packaging Your Gifts ideas

Even more homemade gift ideas on Yummy Mummy Kitchen to inspire:



Take your holiday traditions to a whole new level with Craftsy’s holiday gifting and cooking courses. Craftsy is also offering my readers up to 25% off a full­length Craftsy course! Whether you’re a pie perfectionist or gift­giving guru, Craftsy has something for you. Learn more about Craftsy and how to turn your ideas into reality!