Monday, December 5, 2011

5 Easy Handmade Gift Ideas

Great Handmade Gift Ideas

I haven't had enough time lately to get started on all the things I have on my list of things I want to make this Christmas, but here are a few at the top of my list to try that would make great handmade gifts.

Magnetic Bookmark

I'm totally diggin' this magnetic bookmark tutorial, it looks super easy and I could make some cute ones with all the fun fabric scraps I already have on hand!  View the tutorial by Louise found on the Southern Institute.

Coffee Cup Sleeve
I definitely want to make some of these coffee/tea cup cozy's for Christmas too!  These would be a great handmade gift to make for all your girlfriends, sisters, sister-in-laws, moms, aunts, kids teachers...etc. Just follow the great Coffee Cup Sleeve tutorial by Staci HERE.

Chef hat and Apron
And for the lil' cuties, I ADORE this tutorial for the kids apron and chef hat!  You could even pair this with the paula dean kids cookbook 
Ruffle Scarf
I also heart this frilly scarf made from a T-SHIRT!  Check out the tutorial Here if you want to whip up one of these.
Holiday Clothespins
These holiday clothespins from Blue Cricket Designs are a fun and easy gift you can make.  They can either be strung along a ribbon to display christmas cards on the mantle or you can attach a magnet to the backs to put the on the fridge.  

Are you planning on making any handmade gifts this year?  Have you bought any cool handmade gifts?

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Hi Candace, I am making gifts this year. I haven't bought anything yet.
I am having a spa products giveaway right now feel free to enter!
Happy Creating! Theresa