Posts Tagged ‘gifts for women’

Handmade Gift Ideas: Lazy Drawstring Bags

The perfect gift is one that keeps giving. These Lazy Drawstring Bags are the perfect gift! You can use them for months to come. LovelyMiss shows us how to make these versatile bags in several easy to follow steps. They are great for wrapping a present or carrying around all the booty you received in […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Mustache Beer Markers

Don’t be that person who goes to the annual holiday party empty handed. Stitch up these awesome Mustache Beer Markers by jillybeans and not only will you have a great present for the hostess but you also won’t lose your beverage. It’s a win-win situation! This is just one of many handmade gift ideas that […]

Handmade Holiday: Quilled Paper Sunflower Necklace

We all have that certain friend who is just gaga over unusual jewelry. This might stump the average person, but not you my crafty companion. Littlecircles has a great tutorial on making a quilled Sunflower Necklace. You certainly don’t have to keep with the color theme, you could choose your friend’s favorite color. Your friend […]

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: Holiday Treats! Caramels and “Christmas Crack”.

If you’re like me, today is about the time you just don’t want to go out and deal with the shopping crowds any more! Stay in and make these yummy treats for those remaining people on your list. First up is jennieingram‘s infamous “Christmas Crack”, a scrumptious salty chocolatey toffee concoction that is a favorite […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Felt Flower Keychain

Need just a little extra thing to add to a gift? Why not try these cute felt flower keychains? BeaG gives a rundown of how to make these adorable handsewn items. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392764.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hand Painted Glasses

We’re starting to get down to the wire here for holiday gift making! How about making some hand painted glasses for someone on your list? This tutorial from toriaa is simple but makes for an awesome, completely customizable gift. Pick their favorite tv show, favorite band, their initials… anything meaningful to them! You can find […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wallet

Sometimes the people on your list simply want practicality. You can’t get much more practical than a wallet! This wonderfully thorough tutorial from tefkae will show you how to make a trifold wallet with tons of pockets for cards and zippered areas for cash. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27332.msg231079#msg231079 For more great […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Yoga Mat Bag

Have a yogi on your list? Or maybe just someone with a resolution to be healthier in 2013? You can use mewyam‘s great tutorial for a handy mat bag to help them make getting to yoga class a cinch! You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244983.0 For more great gift ideas check out our […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Bubble Wrap Necklace

Who knew bubble wrap could look so fancy!? If you have some extra packaging lying around from some of your online purchases why not turn it into a gorgeous necklace? This tutorial from the book Jewelry Upcycled by Sherri and Michelle Haab was shared by our friends at Potter Craft. You can find the full […]

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: Knit Sock Monkey Coffee Cozy

Have a coffee addict on your list? Or maybe a sock monkey addict!? This quick knit could make either happy. Ficklephonebug has shared her pattern for a sock monkey coffee cozy to throw over your to-go cup in the morning. Make them smile every morning when they see that cute monkey face! You can find […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Altered Tin

Altered tins can be a great way to present a very tiny gift or just a way to share some art with someone on your list. The always amazing rackycoo shares the basics on how she creates gorgeous tins. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374080.0 The possibilities are almost endless but if you […]