Crafts To Make & Give

December 2, 2009

What are you making to give to friends?


  • Reply Jane @ the Borrowed Abode December 2, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Scouring thrift stores for large, ornate art & photo frames. Painting them fun colors, and turning them into hanging jewelry storage & display boards for my girlfriends.
    .-= Jane @ the Borrowed Abode´s last blog ..Weekend Adventures: Fall Hike =-.

  • Reply Jeanee December 2, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Every year (for about 12 years) I make cinnamon applesauce ornaments. I do a different shape every year.


    I’d like to do some baked goodies to give also. But I’ve been super busy with my craft business. I think I’ll just have to keep it simple.
    .-= Jeanee´s last blog ..now on ETSY =-.

  • Reply Brandi Bradley December 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I have a huge Christmas Craftacular planned for my family this year.
    I am making a quilt for my Maw, an embroidered painting for my MIL, and stenciled shopping bags for my sister, SIL, and teen cousin. Also churning out a knitted hat for my Pop, and a calendar with photos of my son for my mom.
    If anyone knows of a good calendar program that I can use, I would be ever so grateful.

  • Reply Jennifer December 2, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I am making some hair clips for my daughters and their friends. I posted a tutorial on my blog. Enjoy!

  • Reply Laurie December 2, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I am making personalized notepads (bought padding compound from Chica and Jo) and calling cards.

    I also make hand dipped chocolate treats (using an Oreo filling, yum) and package those up to match our holiday card.

  • Reply Vanessa December 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I like Jane’s crafty gift idea (first post). Me, I’m no doing so well with crafting for gifts. I love to craft, but not on a deadline! I prefer to craft at whim and give them to the recepient whenever I finish.
    .-= Vanessa´s last blog ..Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day =-.

  • Reply youngmi December 2, 2009 at 11:17 am

    the girls are all getting homemade travel candles this year. crossing my fingers that i don’t set the kitchen on fire :P and i love jane’s idea!
    .-= youngmi´s last blog ..rabbit rabbit rabbit and rosettes =-.

  • Reply Stephanie December 2, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I did some simple embroidering on tea towels. I’m soo peeved because I forgot to take pictures of them before I wrapped them up!!

  • Reply marisa December 2, 2009 at 11:52 am

    cloth napkins, produce bags, scarves, hats, and a tasty treat called “mama mix” which is equal parts cashew, dark chocolate chips, dried sour cherries and tamari-roasted pumpkin seeds.
    .-= marisa´s last blog ..christmas countdown candy calendar =-.

  • Reply Caroline December 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I’m making fingerless gloves for everyone. They take less than one skein of yarn each and one pair can be made in an evening. Also making cloth napkins.

  • Reply Melibu December 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I’m currently making some mini calendars for 2010.
    I personnalize them according to the person that will receive the gift.
    I put it on a mini easel. It’s so cute !
    By the way, you can download a template on my blog : http://lastucealoreille.unblog.fr/2009/12/02/diy-xmas-gift-2010-calendar/
    .-= Melibu´s last blog ..DIY Xmas gift – 2010 Calendar =-.

  • Reply Beachtropic December 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Making felt stars. Red ones stitched with blanket stich in white with a little white button through the centre and white ones with red embrodiery thread and red buttons!! Stuff them with a little bit of wadding, use a pen to stuff into the points. Easy, and half a dozen look fab in a little box as a gift.

  • Reply Penny Patten December 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Some great ideas, thanks for sharing!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..A Time To Be Thankful/ What Are You Thankful For… =-.

  • Reply Kellie December 5, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    knitting away neck warmers with buttons, designing and printing out recipe cards with some of my favorite recipes and of course homemade peanut brittle!! It always FUN!!
    .-= Kellie´s last blog ..the 350 project! =-.

  • Reply Marcie M. March 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Making a birthday card for my friend that has been having rough financial times. I’m hoping the card will cheer her up. I’m also working on some other decorated picture frames for my daughter-in-law.
    .-= Marcie M.´s last blog ..Just arrived! NEW DCWV mat stacks and paper stacks! =-.

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