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« on: November 25, 2007 04:49:05 PM »

Hi everyone,

I am new to Craftster and to crafting in general. I would like really like to try my hand at creating some gifts this year. Does anyone have any super easy suggestions for a first-timer?

I have no experience:

-sewing (I don't own a machine, but much be able to do a couple of stiches by hand)
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 07:26:39 PM »

well who are you trying to craft for?....that will give me more of an idea Wink

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007 08:18:10 PM »

I don't know yet, as I have no clue as to what I could manage with my limited skills. I'm more or less just looking for some ideas of any easy crafts and then I will decide if they might fit any of my giftees.

Here are some people that I usually buy for:

-boyfriend (26 years old, interested in music, Buddhism, video games, zombies...)
-brother (23 years old, newish home owner, soon to be married...)
-brother's fiance (likes animals)
-mom (into fitness and nutrition...)
-step-dad (enjoys hockey, working in the garage, nature...)
-dad (likes techy things)
-dad's girlfriend (likes cardinals (the birds), mystery books/tv shows, cooking)
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007 05:25:52 PM »

They're easy to make, and apply to like. Everybody.
And you can put things on them, like,patches with pictures or something, y'know?

For your dad, you can make Christmas ornaments out of circuit boards or...something...you can make anything and stick techy things on there -- BAM.

I had a friend who was a Buddhist.  He had a snake named Buddha, and what more, he had a zen corner, with a little mini fountain on a little mini table and a little tree.

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007 05:46:24 PM »

Try this post by Kot for the ladies... home-made ornaments make a great present and can be used year after year.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206148.0;topicseen (and these ones are non-sew  Grin)

For the gents... stencil an item of clothing (t-shirts, sweatshirts, boxers etc). You can pick up some really cool free stencils on the internet, grab some fabric paint and away you go!

Hope this helps you with a few more ideas...

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 09:47:52 AM »

Stencil!  It's incredibly easy, inexpensive, and the results are awesome.  The best part is, you can customize your stencils to suit anyone's taste.  Check out the stenciling board for more information. 

For small gifts, marble magnets are great.  They are easy, but they look really nice, especially if you package them up well. 

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