I’m having a hard time believing that December is really here. Which means, time to start brainstorming ideas for Christmas presents. So I put together a quick list of easy crafts and gifts you can make yourself. Many of these are my own tutorials, others are tutorials by others that I’ve personally tried and tested. Almost all of these are relatively simple projects that don’t need a lot of past sewing experience.
Sometimes these gifts were born of lean years where I needed to use my available resources (i.e. fabric) to create gifts for not only friends, but my kids. And nothing shows real love like a gift you’ve made with your own hands. I’ve got a few new ones up my sleeve this year. Good luck with your own creating!
|Felt Snowflake Tutorial|
|Felt Circle Pillow Tutorial|
|Peppermint Pinwheel Easy Dresden block|
|Easy Stocking Tutorial
Covered Notebook Cover by Jedi Craft Girl
Jedi Robes by Degraeve.com
And my favorite non-sewing quick gift is Make-it-Do’s stove-top potpourri mix. It’s effortlessly pretty and easy to assemble in mass quantities.
|image from Make It Do|
If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration, you may want to check out HGTV’s 31 Countdown to Christmas projects.
|image from A Glimpse Inside|
Good luck and happy gift-giving!
PS If you have links to other great go-to gift ideas and tutorials, leave the links in the comments!