Handmade gifts are fun, thoughtful and can be very budget friendly! They don't have to be cheesy or tacky. On the contrary, the popularity of handmade items has skyrocketed in recent years with more and more people making an effort to shop locally, support small businesses and buy things that are Eco friendly. Check out all the great ideas that are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. For lots and lots of ideas like those pictured on the left, check out the Handmade Holiday's collection found here. If you're not very confident in your own crafting abilities, consider supporting great small businesses and stay-at-home moms that have set up shop at sites like Etsy
>> Gifts for Kids <<
Build this nifty personalized Lego tray using the tutorial found here
Make a fun place to store and carry cars! Find the tutorial here
An adorable selection of felt food! Find lots of ideas here
Makeitdo has a very cute tutorial on a Snowman Kit.
>> Gifts for the Home <<
Burlap Wreaths are so versatile for every season.
Gift Ideas for the Baker at I Heart Organizing
These pinecones are transformed here by Martha Stewart.
Fabric Covered Boxes Get the tutorial here.
Grab a frame from your house and download this
Burlap Rose Wreath Tutorial
Frame a Sentimental Family Saying! For this idea, Click Here
Easy to create Felt Stockings
>> Easy Gifts for Kids to Create and Give <<
Here's a great opportunity to create some fun gifts for friends and loved ones. This no sew apron is a wonderful intro.
Kids love making Salt Dough Ornaments!
Peppermint Ornaments that while being created and popped in your children's mouths will not hurt them :) Thanks, Martha Stewart and crew.
Find full instructions here Angel Paper Plates provided by Martha Stewart.
Cinnamon Ornaments Click here for the recipe.
>> Gifts for Santa <<
Milk for Santa from DukesandDuchesses.com
Many families make cookies for Santa, but here's a cute gift around that theme from makeitdo.
>> Accessories and Apparel <<
This easy to sew tutorial from Design Sponge for a zipper case could be used for school supplies, make up or a small assortment of anything!
Here's a cute iPad or Tablet case!!
American Girl Matching Clothes Set
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