The weather is getting colder, and we have a handmade holiday on our minds! Handmade gifts have heart, are better for the environment, and, if you opt to buy, it supports independent artists!
This is the very last installment of the 2009 Handmade Holidays, and we’d love to hear from you! Tell us all about your handmade holiday adventures!
Christmas is just a couple of days away, and if you’re anything like me you’re pulling together a few last-minute gifts for the folks on your list. In case you’re feeling stumped, here are a few ideas for you!
- Over at Dabbled, Dot shows us how to make a bracelet from an old record.
- For a quick jewelry fix, check out Becky Haas’ tutorial on turning an old CD into an earring and necklace set.
- I just love this tutorial for a reusable tea bag from Craft Leftovers! How cute a gift would this be with a nice container of your favorite organic tea?
- Here’s a flashback from last year’s Handmade Holidays: upcycle yourself a wrist cuff!
- Instead of paper that goes straight into the bin, you can wrap your gifts using furoshiki, the traditional Japanese method for fabric gift wrap.
- I just love Julie’s recycled gift wrapping masterpiece.
- You might also try your hand at making your own fabric gift bags.
- In the embellishment department, Wenona shows us how to turn scrap paper into a gift bow.
Did you make any of the projects we shared this year, or do you have any handmade gifts of your own that you’d like to show off? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by liron