A gift lovingly handmade says, “I love you”, better than many store-bought presents. Cozy up on these chilly evenings with your supplies and create something special. Find inspiration from these 10 Beautiful Gifts You Can Make for the Holidays. Whether you like to knit, crochet, sew or craft, you will find a cute project that you can easily complete in time for gifting.
10 Beautiful Gifts You Can Make for the Holidays
Stitch up a basket full of soft toys in bright colors and interesting shapes that are just the right size for little hands. All it takes is a little felt, a small amounts of fiberfill and easy embroidery stitching. Sweet gifts for Christmas, birthday and baby shower too. Get the instructions @Basket of Felt Toys.
For decoration or to hang by the chimney with care, you can make a stocking even the Grinch would like. The best part is that it is made using an old sweater that you no longer wear. Check out Recycled Cashmere Sweater Christmas Stocking.
Stretch that sweater even farther by cutting off the sleeves to make pretty little gift bags. They are easy to make and a lovely way to present a small gift. They can be used over and over too. Fill with a piece of jewelry, gift card or use for decorating. Make a long bag using the length of the sweater sleeve when gifting a bottle of wine. Find the how-to by clicking Recycled Cashmere Sweater Bags.
Warm and stylish cowl/neck warmer knits up quickly so you can make one for all the girls on your list and one for yourself as well. To get the pattern, click Knitted Cowl Gift Sets. There is also a link to a pattern for boot cuffs if you want to give a gift set.
A gift for guys
These tile coasters are one of my favorite DIY gifts to give. The look really cool, they are useful and they are great for guys who are sometimes hard to make gifts for. Made by transferring images to a tile, you can use free images or create your own. The process is easy and the results are lovely. Tutorial found by clicking DIY Personalized Tile Coasters.
These adorable crocheted owl mitts will keep little hand warm and cozy. They match an equally cute hat with link to pattern. Find them at, Chloe Picks and Owl Hat.
Kids never grow tired of Playdough. Let them use their imagination squishing, rolling pressing and shaping to their hearts content. This playdough is quick and easy to make and perfectly soft and pliable. Bright colors encourage creative play. Click Making Playdough for the how-to.
Hats and Headbands
It may be a very basic knitted toque but it looks great in solid or variegated yarn choices. Leave plain or sew on a pom-pom. Nice and stretchy and nice and warm! Check out Knitted Hats to get the pattern.
Tame the chill with another easy project. The basic pattern for these headbands and ear warmers can be modified in many ways creating many different looks. Add a bow or add a simple band. See Knitted headbands for inspiration.
Flowers are a lovely way to brighten someone’s day. Pick up a bouquet from the grocery store and find greenery from your yard. These small floral centerpieces don’t require lots of flowers yet provide a lot of pretty wherever displayed. Create a festive centerpiece with how-to by clicking Christmas Floral Arrangement.
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