Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gifts You Could Make in 12 Days

If you have followed along for a while, you know I love simple gifts, thoughtful giving, and something from the heart!
Here are a few gift ideas that you could make in the next 12 days... just in case you are still trying to cross names off your list :).

My bloggy friend Sarah posted this absolutely darling idea on her blog, Casa de Cupcake.
This would make such a fun gift for a camera owner!
You could pair it with a padded camera bag...

Make It and Love It has the complete directions.

Aren't these coasters just sweet?
Design Sponge featured them and I think they would be easy to make!

Heart strings mittens.  A PDF download pattern
Heart Strings mittens for cold little hands would make a lovely gift!
They are quick to crochet and look so cozy.

And don't these look amazing?
I want a pair!
Crochet armwarmers (free Ravelry pattern)
Click HERE for directions.

Too cute....from Martha.

For baby...these bibs are just adorable!

Visit The Purl Bee for directions.

And for little girls...
{Just click on picture to take you to the source.}
doll diaper tutorial

Baby Doll Bassinet tutorial | Nothing Fancy

baby sling instructions

For boys or girls....this would be a great gift for hours of play!
You could even use an old quilt for the covers.
DIY A-frame Mini Tents

Adorable Handmade Lunch Sacks
These handmade lunch sacks are adorable! 
The post at Create Celebrate Explore! has links to a couple of patterns.

hooded towels
Hooded easy!

This is the cutest idea ever!
Isn't this the cutest idea for someone who might have everything?

For the person who sews...
Pinned Image
From Martha.

Cozy Toes
These slippers look so fluffy and warm.
I bet the recipient would love them!
Using different fabrics, they would even make a great gift for men.
Click HERE for directions.

washcloth patterns
If you knit, wash cloths are another wonderfully quick gift.
Click HERE for the pattern.

How about a lap duvet?
lap duvets via purl bee.  cozy.

These would make great gifts for shut ins or people recovering from an illness.
The Purl Bee has directions.

This scarf looks so easy to make and very warm.
Eternity Scarf! Sewing is faster than knitting - great tutorial shows you how to sew one up! It's easy!
Click HERE.

Cute Vintage Pillowcase Market Bags.  Would make great gifts,
Market Bags made from vintage pillow cases would make a lovely repurposed gift.
autumn snack jar--great gift idea (via martha stewart)
Snack Mix makes a really good gift for neighbors!

And finally, some tags you could add to your packages.
Creature Comforts is offering these FREE darling tags for your gift giving.

Free Holiday Printables Roundup forĀ 2012 - Home - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies

Holiday music?
We can't seem to get enough of this album this year.
It would make a great gift.

Product Details

Happy Holidays!



Sarah M. said...

Thank you for including me in your list of 12 days! I feel so blessed! There are so many lovely ideas! Merry Christmas, friend! :)

Lisa said...

I love the idea of homemade gifts. I think they take thought and time and I appreciate that so much. I have made a few things this year, I hope others appreciate it just as much. I need to start thinking of my Christmas gift crafting in July, though. More time!

Natalie said...

They are all so beautiful! I have my holiday gift making done, but I am going to jot down a few of these for upcoming birthdays for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Nina said...

Lovely ideas Julia, thank you for sharing them! This weekend I'm also going to sew the last things, and hopefully finish knitting as well ... let's see :)
I'm so happy about thise printable tags - they'll be decorating some of our gifts!

Gumbo Lily said...

Such fun and creative gift ideas. I love them all, but I've pinned the dolly accessories to make for my grandgirl who loves being a "mommy." Thank you, Julia! Merry Christmas.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

What a fun list of items to make! If only I had more time - we head out-of-state next week so I won't be making anything else!

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Kim said...

Camera bag and crocheted camera strap, apron in a jar, & fabric lunch sacks...You never disappoint when it comes to inspiration, Julia!

Keeping It Cozy said...

What beautiful, thoughtful gifts! Thanks for the ideas.

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Valerie said...

Sew very cute, Julia! Wish I had time to make them all. I love that fall scarf...but the little baby doll Moses basket and nursing sling are too adorable!

I just made market tote bags for Mary and Benjamin's teachers! I posted some pics on my (new) blog.

Hope that Advent is bringing you peace...I know this must be a very trying time for you and your loved ones this Christmas season! My family has walked down this same is a hard one.


Rose Fern said...

Great posting! Too bad I didn't spotted in time!

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