Saturday, November 24, 2012

Handmade Gifts Round Up

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a nice time with my husband’s family and then the next day we went on our annual tree hunt. Nolan and I started this tradition the first Christmas we were married and then his parents started joining us 3 years ago for Jace’s first tree hunt. This year it was so fun to have Reese with us as well!


Getting things festive around our house and planning out gifts for everyone (I don’t start my shopping until December since I’m counting on sales in my shop this year to help pay for things) got me thinking back on what I have made for presents in the past. Which made me think you might enjoy a round up too!


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Guys in our family received personalized crocheted beanies—including this handlebar mustache one for my brother-in-law. Details about the 3 I made can be found HERE.


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And speaking of gifts for guys, I made my husband 3 freezer paper stenciled T-shirts. Original post found HERE.


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If you’re having a hard time coming up with ideas for a bachelor in your life, have you thought about food? I made a bunch of individual freezer meals for my brother’s birthday this year and he loved it. Recipe found HERE.


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And one last guy gift—I customized a basic back pack to perfectly hold all of my husband’s disc golf gear HERE.


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For the ladies in your life you could make a crochet hook holder


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Or crochet head wraps (also seen in our tree hunting picture in this post)…


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Last year I made single loop cowls for my sister-in-law and brother’s girlfriend (soon to be sister-in-law now!). I simple made a thicker and shorter version of the Time Out Cowl that I shared with you HERE.


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Jace and I once made a special gardening apron for Grandma.


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I have the most fun with the gifts for little ones in my life. Like this HAT I made for my new niece last year.


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All my nieces received tutu skirts from us last year.


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I made The Incredibles peg people for Jace.


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Or you could make felt finger puppets—I made StarWars characters for the boys and Disney Princesses for the girls. A tutorial and free templates for the princesses can be found HERE.


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I also have made felt paper dolls for my niece.


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And if you’re looking for some simple projects for other people in your life, I love these fabric gift card/money envelopes (I actually use one to hold all my coffee shop/restaurant punch cards).


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My final project to share today is what we gave Jace’s Sunday School teachers last year—homemade drawstring bags filled with homemade goodies.


I hope that inspires you! It makes me excited to come up with some new ideas for gifts this year!


Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Great post! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there!

  2. Do you have a template for the Star Wars finger puppets? I'd be so happy if you'd share.


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