Gift Guide: Handmade in 4-40 Hours

It’s only December 1, so if you plan now, you still have plenty of time to give handmade gifts, which are always special and meaningful to the person who receives them. The following crafted items should take between 4 hours to 2 days to make.
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Arctic Scarf
Choose your own 7 colors to crochet this beautiful scarf – a stunning gift for just about anyone!
Sew a Stylish Laptop Bag
This laptop bag is so cute it can double as a handbag!
Mini Monsters
No two beasts are alike, and this Mini Monster Kit will help you create a perfectly unique monster for that someone special in your life.

lightup shoes.jpgLED Shoe Clips
These bling-blasting shoe clips will light up anyone’s holiday. This is a video tutorial by CRAFT’s Becky Stern.
Norwegian-Style Knitted Slippers
I love the way this pattern has you knit connected squares that you have to fold, origami style, in order to gets the slipper shape.
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Sleepover Pillowcase
Good for sleepovers and long car rides. If done in the right colors and fabric pattern, this could be fun for adults as well.
Trio of Rocker Chain Jewelry
Here’s a video with CRAFT’s Corinne Leigh showing us how to make a two different types of chain necklaces – including the cool fishbone necklace she’s wearing above – plus a pair of long rockin’ chain earrings.
Memory Mirror Frame
Frames always make great gifts, and this one can be as personal or as fun as you want.
Set of Note Cards
Make a set of individually unique gift cards, using stamps crafted from scraps of wine corks, buttons, and yarn. Includes instructions for both cards and stamps.
Homemade Pet Treats
It’s not just your human pals who would enjoy a handmade gift this year. Here’s a recipe that will keep your feline friends purring for months.

2 thoughts on “Gift Guide: Handmade in 4-40 Hours

  1. Natalie says:

    These are some wonderful handmade gift ideas for this holiday season. I especially like the mini monsters. I definitely know some little ones who would enjoy snuggling with one of those on Christmas morning.

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