Tuesday, December 21, 2010

6 Last-Minute Crafted Gift Ideas

If you have a few hours to spare, a few more gifts to get, and a strong desire to avoid the mall, here are a few simple crafted gift ideas.

#1) Shrinky Dink Pins
You need: shrink plastic (AKA Shrinky Dink) sheets, pins, Sharpie markers and/or pencil crayon

#2)  Reusable Grocery Bag *
You need: something to use as fabric; basic sewing skills

#3) Cinnamon Candles
You need: candles, cinnmon sticks, pretty twine/ribbon, brown "ouchless" hair elastics

#4) Ribbon Wrapped Bangles
You need: a cardboard ring (possibly a piece of a Pringles can), ribbon, cotton batting/felt/other cushy stuff for a lining, a really good glue

You need: pretty placemat, ribbon, perhaps other trim; really basic sewing skills

You need: cardboard, packing tape, decoration material (for faux woodgrain like above: construction paper, markers, & Mod Podge)

*Photo courtesy of JentheMeister on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenthemeister/