Posts Tagged ‘gifts for crafters’

Handmade Holiday: Party Animals

Do you have a dog lover in your family? Why not surprise them with a custom pet portrait. Rackycoo offers up her easy to follow tutorial on painting custom pet portraits, like this one of my little Party Animals. A pet portrait will be treasured for years to come. Don’t forget to check out the [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Quilted French Memo Board

Do you have a friend or family member who is forgetful? MareMare shows you how to craft a Quilted French Memo Board to keep them on track. After they get this awesome gift, they will have no excuse for late appointments. Need more ideas for family, friends and pets? Check out our past handmade gift [...]

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: Composition Book Cover

Have a writer (or an aspiring writer), constant lister, or habitual doodler on your list? Calabaza‘s tutorial for this gorgeous composition book cover will keep them writing in style. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410258.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas to [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: PVC Niddy Noddy

Have a spinner or yarn lover on your list? Why not make them a niddy noddy to wrap and manage all those yards of fiber? I just got one and I already love it! This one is made of PVC pipe and k8kre8s makes it look easy! If you’re more advanced you could even move [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Printed Fabric Tote

Can’t find the right fabric for your gift? Why not make some?! LimeRiot has shared a simple tutorial to print your own fabric with just a toilet paper roll and some fabric paint. You can then turn it into anything! But if you want to make a tote bag, like Lime has, check out our [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Woven Scarf

If you’re lucky enough to have people in your circle who really appreciate handmade, why not go all out and weave a scarf?! Belladune not only teaches you how to weave, but also how to make a simple loom and shuttle. I’m confident that you could finish this amazing feat of craft by the holidays! [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Creative Gift Wrapping

For our final gift idea of the year, we’re going to show you how to wrap all the amazing things you’ve made and purchased for those on your list! In our Craftster Quickies video, kittykill will show you how to wrap a variety of gifts with reusable and recycled materials such as fabric, paper bags [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Altered Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzles can make good gifts for anyone on your list, but custom jigsaw puzzles make GREAT gifts! Phizzychick teaches you, start to finish, how to customize a beautiful wooden jigsaw puzzle. These one of a kind puzzles not only make wonderful gifts, but they’re an easy way to use all sorts of random bits and [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hand Knit Socks

It’s that time of year again! Time to rack your brain to find just the right gifts for all those loved ones. But never fear! We’re here to help! From now until the 24th, we’ll bring you not only a gift idea every day, but a pattern or tutorial to help you make the perfect [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Holiday gift wrapping

In these last few hours before the big day we’re here to help! We’ve got a great Craftster Quickies video tutorial all about gift wrapping. Kittykill will show you how to jazz up regular paper wrapping with stamps, punches, and bows. She’ll also give you full instructions on how to wrap your presents with fabric! [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Homemade Watercolor Paints

Encourage your kid’s creativity with a home made watercolor paint set! Just a few simple ingredients and you’re on your way! Pair with a few brushes and a pad of paper for a wonderful gift set. You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308064.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Jar Pincushion

These pincushions made from canning jars are so beautiful! Any seamstress would be happy to have one on her sewing table. You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297863.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts for Children Gifts for Crafters Gifts for Men [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Retro Apron

Need a gift for a foodie friend on your list? This retro apron tutorial will guide even a sewing novice to creating a cute little half apron. lenalove actually uses it as her crafting apron since the pockets perfectly hold an iPod, pins and thread. You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94779.0 For more [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Star String Ornament

Looking to whip up a budget friendly gift that is one-of-a-kind?  This rustic star ornament by sonicsink can be made in about fifteen minutes and utilizes common materials that are already in your home. Using a scrap piece of wood, hammer and nails, wire and wire cutters, string, spray paint and a hook or ribbon [...]