Posts Tagged ‘gifts for women’

Handmade Gift Ideas: Pajama Pants

Who wouldn’t love a nice, comfy pair of pj’s? Young and old and everywhere in between, everyone loves a cozy pair of pants to lounge around in. The wonderful queenofdiy can show you how to use an existing pair of pants to make these pajama pants for almost anyone on your list! You can find [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Lace Bowl

Have a more traditional household on your list? Why not try your hand at this gorgeous crocheted lace bowl? This pattern is from the book Crochet Adorned by Linda Permann and was shared with us by our friends at Potter Craft. It’s made flat like a doily and then starched into shape. You can find [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Tentacle Charm

Could this polymer clay tentacle charm squirm its way into the heart of someone on your list? Imtheasian1 gives more complex options for polymer clay pros, but the tutorial is definitely doable by those who are newer to the medium. You could attach it to a necklace, a keychain, a bookmark… just about anything! You [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wet Felted Vessel

Wet felting is a craft that can take a bit of time, but with all the techniques you use to get those fibers to lock together it can be good to get out some energy! You can make this gorgeous felted vessel without too many special supplies, and roving is available in some big box [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Jumpring Earrings

Have a jewelry-lover on your list? Theartofmegan has the perfect tutorial. These beautiful earrings only require some basic supplies and techniques. They’re impressive without taking too long to finish. You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242281.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas to [...]

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: [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Earbud Carrier

Getting someone a new gadget this year? Why not give them a handmade earbud carrier so they can keep their earbuds tangle-free and easy to find? TroubleT has written a great tutorial for this gift. Pair it with knit covered earbud wires for some extra fun! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414918.0 For [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Salt Dough Ornaments

If you have a group of people you like to give a small gift to before the holidays, this is for you! Make them for teachers, co-workers, or even as tags to hang on larger gifts. Sweets4ever shows you an amazing tutorial to make these simple salt dough ornaments much more beautifully than you might [...]

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: Sweater Boots

These adorable sweater boots are sure to be a hit! They’re probably easier than you’d expect. Urban Threads does a good job explaining how you can make your own. You can machine embroider a fancy embellishment on the top, leave it plain, or even just embellish them with a brooch! You can see the full [...]

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: Vegan Peanut Butter Bars

Dread the idea of going back out into the holiday shopping melee? If you still need a gift, why not bake one! These easy vegan peanut butter bars are sure to please (and if you like, it’s easy to switch to dairy ingredients). You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386614.0 For more great gift [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cosmetic Bag

A small cosmetic bag like this would be a great gift for the makeup maven on your list. Or you could use it as “wrapping” for several smaller gifts! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84556.msg798373#msg798373 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Lavender & Brown Sugar Scrub

Does someone on your list need some pampering? Heck, do YOU need some pampering right about now? This lavender and brown sugar scrub is simple to make, and you will probably have most of the ingredients already! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282788.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift [...]