Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Here are some links I have gathered up of some of my favourite DIY projects that I think would make great Christmas gifts.  Most are very quick and very easy to make so you still have LOTS of time!

Homemade Gift Ideas for Christmas:

Some quick and easy gift ideas:

http://blissfullydomestic.com/2009/easy-diy-christmas-gifts

Homemade baking mixes for pancakes and biscuits:

http://www.gettingfreedom.net/2009/11/homemade-baking-mixes.html

How to force bulbs:

http://www.hort.wisc.edu/mastergardener/Features/bulbs/forcebulbs/forcebulbs.htm

Mosaic picture frame made from old CD’s:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2009/11/cd-picture-frame.html

Felt covered journal:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2008/04/felt-covered-journal.html

Pipe cleaner dolls:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2007/12/folk-art-dolls.html

Leather wristbands:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2009/06/markers-leather-wristband-instructions.html

Popsicle stick name signs:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2009/06/popsicle-stick-name.html

Bleach pen embellished jeans:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2008/08/bleach-pen-jeans.html

Plaster snowflake paperweights:

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2009/11/plaster-paper-weight-snowflake.html

Butterfly “chandelier”:

http://beautyandbedlam.com/pottery-barn-inspired-bedroom-decor/

Adorable wood angel:

http://www.cantstopmakingthings.com/2009/11/wood-you-be-angel.html

Homemade chutney:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/12/homemade_chutney.html

Juice box MP3 case:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/11/juice_box_to_jukebox.html

Homemade Irish cream liqueur:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/11/19/homemade-irish-cream-liqueur/

A sweater remade into a hat and scarf:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/11/04/sweater-refashion-into-a-hat-and-scarf/

Magnetic paper dolls and fun foam sewing dolls:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/10/01/magnetic-paper-dolls-and-fun-foam-sewing-dolls/

Reversible totebags:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/17/how-to-make-a-simple-reversible-totebag/

CD holder for car visor:

http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Visor/

Bike bag:

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/lunchbag

Heat resistant hair iron cozy:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236665.0

Tea towel calendar with free printable!:

http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/11/tea-towel-calendar/

Book page wreath:

http://www.livingwithlindsay.com/2009/11/librarians-please-avert-your-eyes.html

Starburst mirror:

http://ashleysthriftyliving.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-3-dollar-mirror.html

Naughty or nice snuggies:

http://ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/naughty-or-nice.html

No-sew pillows:

http://www.livingwithlindsay.com/2009/12/teach-me-tuesday-no-sew-pillows.html

Butterfly mobile:

http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2009/11/copious-belly-spots.html

More butterflies (smooshy stack butterflies! – includes at fabulous template for several shapes of butterflies):

http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2009/10/raise-your-hand-if-you-like-butterflies-and-turkeys.html

Adorable birdhouse…with bird-covered roof:

http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2009/11/mod-podge-hugs.html

More baking mixes:

http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/12/make-your-own-baking-mixes-guest-post.html

Beautiful cakestand:

http://ohsocrafty.blogspot.com/2009/11/crafty-cakestand.html

I so <3 these dreamcatchers made from vintage doilies.  Now I know what to do with the ones I have that were made by my grandmother!:

http://www.sweetjessie.com/2009/11/sweet-dreams.html

As always, you can find wonderful ideas on Tip Junkie!  Here’s one link to some of her DIY gift ideas but believe me, you should devote an hour or two to browsing through her site because you will find many, many more!:

http://www.tipjunkie.com/2008/12/still-looking-for-gift-ideas.html

A few ideas from my own artsy blog:

Two different butterfly art ideas:

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/butterflies/

Baby clothing bouquets and diaper cakes:

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/baby-clothing-bouquets-and-diaper-cakes/

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/baby-clothes-bouquet/

Applehead dolls:

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/applehead-dolls/

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/update-on-appleheads/

Easy glue batik – for wall hangings, pillows and more:

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/easy-glue-batik-tutorial/

Collaged compacts:

http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/collaged-compacts/

(I had plans to go back and add a special word or phrase to each one and since then I saw these online and thought it was a great idea too as a variation on mine! Affirmation mirrors:  http://givingchallenge.ning.com/forum/topics/great-giveaway-29-gifts)

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