November 20th, 2007 Jamie
Finding holiday gifts for family and friends can be really hard on your budget. One great way to make it through the season with your wallet intact is to consider making your own gifts. I’ve scoured the web for fresh, fun gifts you can make yourself. Keep watching for more gift ideas for everyone else on your list!
Make Your Own Journal. Perfect for beginners, this video tutorial shows you how to make a journal using paper, glue, and some 4×6 photos.
Cheery Bulletin Board with Pocket. Whip up this covered bulletin board, which includes a handy pocket for storing paperwork, ticket stubs, and anything in between.
iPod Cozy. Adorable and functional, this little songbird iPod cozy is easy to make and even easier on the budget.
Pretty Puffy Crocheted Winter Hat. Grab a crochet hook and a skein or two of yarn, and you’re ready to start this jaunty little winter hat.
The Perfect Tote. Make this smart looking tote bag for those girls (or moms!) on the go—perfect for schlepping art supplies, books, or just every-day necessities.
Homemade Chocolate Treats. You can make pretty much any girl happy with one of these simple chocolate desserts.
Triangular Cosmetic Bag. Easy, step-by-step photo instructions will walk you through making this cute cosmetic bag. It even shows you how to set a zipper.
Dishtowel Potholder. With just a dishtowel and a scrap of ribbon, you can throw together these potholders (my grandmas seem to collect these—why not add one more?).
Leafy Spring Handbag. Use this user-friendly tutorial to make a wide handbag perfect for anyone from your sister to your grandma, and anyone in between.
I hope you have fun with these DIY gift ideas—I’ll be posting more roundups like this one in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open (or you can just subscribe via RSS or get email updates if you want to make it even easier!).
Have a happy Thanksgiving!