Handmade Gift Ideas?

Question by kk: Handmade Gift Ideas?
Hey everyone I really need some good ideas for handmade gifts this year. I don’t want anything overused like bath stuff, candles, or baked goods. I really want to blow people away with these original ideas. I have checked Martha, and other craft sites, but all of that stuff is a little overused. Also I can not knit or crochet so that is out of the question. Please help, best answer will receive lots of points. Thanks!

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16 thoughts on “Handmade Gift Ideas?”

  1. You said you want an original idea. If you use my ideas it won’t be your originals. I have my own original ideas that I sell and crafts that I make. I would never take your ideas and call them my own and I certainly don’t want you or anyone else getting credit for coming up with something that in reality I came up with. Besides it is illegal to do that. Sorry, but you will have more fun coming up with your own ideas. Good luck. I hope you invent something really good. It is alot of fun to be creative.

  2. A handmade tree ornament is always welcome. Be sure to put a date on it somewhere and it is likely to become a treasured heirloom.

    Ornaments can be made of wood, fabric, felt, cross stitch, photographs, beads…any number of crafting materials.
    The more of yourself you put into it, the more it will be appreciated by the person receiving it.

  3. You didn’t say if you can sew. If you can what about a Christmas tree skirt, then every year they use it they will think of you. If you cant sew you might be able to use a glue gun to make it.

  4. Believe it or not, jewelry made by hand is a great way to show you care, and your talent. It is not hard to do, but does require a bit of patience! You can buy the very thin metal wire or plastic and all kinds of different style beads to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and pins. You can also buy an unpainted peice of sculpture and paint it . Pictures taken and put in a homemade frame are also a forever treasure. Good luck, and just brainstorm an idea from your heart will turn up!

  5. I really like this one and am currently working on a few pairs. They’re recycled sweater mittens. (No Knitting involved)

    http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1540 And also I’m working on Gifts in a jar. http://www.craftbits.com/viewCategory.do?categoryID=REC
    *I’m going to make up one for Doggie Biscuit mix too for a friend that is getting a puppy soon!

    A few other Ideas are:
    -Take a photo and a cheap photo frame and jazz up the frame with beads or shells by gluing them on. If you can do some photoshop to black out the background of the photo, that classes it up too!

    – make a calender with a computer program with family photos and put everyone’s birthday on it and special holidays.

    -Make “Favor coupons” out of fun scrapbooking supplies. They could be for free babysitting, A coffee date, a drive, etc.

  6. one of my favorite things to do with my children for their teachers every year, we make candy wreaths. this is what you need:
    -child size wire hangers ( or regular size if you prefer )
    -3 pound bag of festive WRAPPED candy pieces ( you might find some discounted Halloween candy, it would work great )
    -a spool of bread ties or the smallest gage wire possible ( you can find at the dollar store or just use regular trash bag ties )
    -enough holiday sash to tie on a bow ( i can’t do bows!! )

    now… the hanger should be pulled from the bottom to create a circle with the hanger at the top. take a piece of candy and by the twisted side, wrap it with the wire to the hanger.
    you just keep doing this over and over again till your wreath is as full as you would like. when finished tie sash into a bow at the hanger… it is a great gift and treat!!
    be prepared… it gets heavy fast!!

  7. Make a scrapbook for each person. Let the scrapbook tell from beginning to current of your relationship with each receiver. Whether it is a relative or friend they are all special to you in some way or you wouldn’t be giving them homemade gifts. So if its a friend tell how you met with pictures or momentos of your friendship and how its endured through the years. Do the same with family members but of course it would be from their birth. Hope this helps.

  8. Check out your local library. They usually have lots of books on crafts and Christmas crafts. You can use their ideas or modify it to make your own.

  9. When the burn do they make a fizzing or popping sound from an water residue in the wax?

    Thanks for giving us the privilege of coming your space and showing us your skills.

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