Saturday, October 1, 2016

DIY Craft Gifts and Stocking Stuffers: Part 3

With October here, I'm feeling the pressure to get busy if I'm going to create any Christmas gifts. Here are some ideas I've been looking at (Note; All of these can also be purchased and I'll post the links for those). Also, links for Parts 1 and 2 are at the bottom of the post:

Hand Warmers

Here are some inviting, Christmas-style hand warmers which can be purchased online.

Hand Warmers from Etsy

But if you want to make your own, here's a link to the instructions for some easy-to-make (and pretty) ones.

Coiled Hot Pads (Trivet)

These coiled hot pads are attractive and not very expensive at Etsy (do a search for coiled trivet and you'll find quite a few).
Hot Pad Etsy

But you can also make your own, and here are the instructions for a very pretty hot pad. No sewing required.

Painted Cork Coasters

Cork coasters can be personalized with paint in so many ways. Etsy has lots of them. Here's an example of what's available for purchase.

painted cork coasters

But you can also make your own, and Martha Stewart tells you how in this simple tutorial.

Paper Bead Bracelets

Lots of gorgeous paper bead bracelets are available online, such as the one shown below.
paper bead bracelet

But if you want to personalize your gift or save some money, you can make your own using the instructions here and just a few simple supplies.

Link to Part 1:

Link to Part 2:

Have fun crafting! Christmas is coming!



Mary Preston said...

I love the trivet. I must look up how to make these. Got to love the internet.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, yes, I am constantly amazed at the number of interesting ideas people post on the internet (with instructions, no less)! I wish I had more time.