DIY gift ideas

diygiftideas As I said this week for me is all about the handmade gifts. While I can’t reveal what I am making until after the holidays I thought I’d link some tutorials for what I think are some really beautiful gifts.
1. Candle tea cups: I’ve been meaning to make these for awhile. I always see very cute tea cups in the thrift shops and I think most people enjoy a good candle.
2.hand carved crochet hooks: I love the idea of carving some very special crochet hooks for the crafty person in your life. Even if some one doesn’t know how to crochet yet, a beautiful handmade hook and a book on crochet might be just the thing.
3.laptop bag: This laptop bag also makes a great purse.
4.Baby food spice jars: how about some spice jars for the cook in your life? You could also fill them with baking supplies like sprinkles, plastic toppers etc.
5.Shrinky Dink pendant: you could make a lot of really cute designs with shrink plastic, or turn them into a keychain instead. We made ornaments of the kid’s drawings one year, and magnets of katamari characters another.
6.freezer paper stenciled pillowcases: freezer paper stencils work on all kinds of things from t-shirts to totes.
7.Rubber origami ornament: another DIY i’ve been eager to try. You dip origami into the rubber to create a more permanent object. Looks like a great gift topper too.

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5 Responses to DIY gift ideas

  1. Helen says:

    some fantastic ideas here, I would be so thrilled if some one carved me a crochet hook, I have almost no woodworking skills but I love to crochet

  2. robbie says:

    i’m flying through my own handmade gift workshop as we speak! so much to do!

  3. #1 and #4 are right up my alley! I might have to try them one day. :)

  4. rae says:

    i really like that laptop bag! and the rubber origami idea.

  5. Jen says:

    I love the laptop bag and my son would go crazy for the star wars pillowcases! Great ideas.