Posts Tagged ‘gift’

How to Make Lace Crowns

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make lace crowns to make mom feel like the queen of her castle.

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wrap it up! Great gift wrap ideas.

Time to wrap it up!! Craftster is full of ideas for creative wrapping. My personal favorite is to use pieces of fabric to wrap gifts (otherwise known as furoshiki). For a broader selection of wrapping, including spruced up brown paper, fun custom tape, and beautiful bows you can peruse the “gift_wrap” tag. Have a strangely [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Herringbone Poncho

Handknit gifts are impressive! This gorgeous poncho pattern by starlings is actually quite a simple knit that gives stunning results. Just a few increases and decreases in a couple of rectangles and you’ve got it! No one has to know it isn’t as difficult as they might think. You can see the full pattern here: [...]

Shaving Cream Cards – Oldies but Goodies

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… I love this project from 2004! candycanechild shares this technique for making marbled paper using shaving cream and food coloring. I think this would be a fun (possibly messy) project to try with kids! In fact, it may be a great way to make thank you cards with [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Photo Pillow

If you have a great photo, do what SpunK did and make a pillow using the image! Use photos of someone’s children or pets, or if you’re making this for a family member, old family photos would be ideal. To view the post on Craftster, click here. PREVIOUS GIFT IDEAS Patchwork Scarf Photo Bookmark Felt [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make An iPod Cozy

Sometimes it’s hard to think of something for the men in your life. This faux bois cozy by Alli_Lucy would be perfect. It protects the iPod, but it’s not too “girly”. Stitch this one up for your favorite guy. To read about how to make this cozy on Craftster, click here. PREVIOUS GIFT IDEAS Patchwork [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Candle With A Globe

Candles are always a great gift, and in this post, Bighalofro shares how she made not only some beautiful candles, but also decorative wax globes for them to sit in. Click here to visit Craftster to see the candles, the globe, and the detailed instructions on how to make this great gift that’s sure to [...]

Tute Tuesday: How to Make Chainmaile and Beaded Celtic Stars and Snowflakes

These gorgeous stars and snowflakes by Onyxnox make beautiful holiday decorations or gifts. Onyxnox made a gorgeous tutorial so that anyone can make their own. The clear instructions and beautiful photos are easy to follow, so your results are practically guaranteed. Check it out here. Thanks so much for the awesome tute, Onyxnox! Members like [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Personalized Coffee Mug

Often it seems it’s hard to think of something to make for the men in your life. How about a personalized coffee mug? You can find coffee mugs for next to nothing at your local thrift store! This one, by KasmiraGypsy, now features a character from her husband’s favorite video game. Click here to see [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Felt Board

For the special child on your list, how about making an awesome felt board? Craft The World made this cute felt board into an underwater scene with mermaids, but you could make your felt board with any theme: fairies, dinosaurs, zoo animals…whatever interests the lucky child you’re making it for. Click here to visit Craftster [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make Photo Bookmarks

For all the readers on your list, how about this very personal photo bookmark? Find a picture that means something to someone, and make them a bookmark they’ll treasure. Click here to visit Craftster and view the instructions that ljc was kind enough to share. PREVIOUS GIFT IDEAS Patchwork Scarf

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Patchwork Scarf

Happy December! The holiday season is upon us, and no matter which holiday you celebrate, you are bound to be in need of a few quick gift ideas that will delight your friends and family. Each day through this month, the Craftster blog will be spotlighting a different crafty gift that you can make. We’ve [...]

Manic Monday: Bead Portraits

You may or may not know that I have LOTS of fuse bead experience. As much as I’ve organized TONS of beads onto little peg boards I’ve never been anywhere close to making something this great! A life-like portrait out of beads?! Awesome! Futzz created these great portraits of herself and her loved ones out [...]

Tute Tuesday: How to Make a Hinged Trinket Box

This week Beadizzygirl shows us how to fabricate a box with a hinge entirely from polymer clay and wire! This excellent tute is really clear and easy to follow. You will have a hinged box in no time! She uses multicolor canes in her project, and the color combination possibilities are endless. This would be [...]