Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last minute gifts

These little coasters are easy to make, cheap, and a whole lot of fun!
Check out The Tutorial

These are super cute and very easy to make. You can download her tutorial or just look at these for inspiration. 

Let's face it, a gift card is about as last minute as you can get for a gift so why not whip up a few of these gift card cozies to make it a little more special. Very fast and nearly free if you use recycled clothing or fabrics!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Adorable Rocket Man Gift for little Boy!

This is just too adorable! Love it! Perfect gift for a boy and you could reuse so many different fabrics, maybe reuse a safe plastic easter egg, you know the kind with holes in the ends. 
Tutorial...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sewing for Tykes!

This is THE most adorable racing snail game tutorial. LOVE IT!
I'm thinking about making this and give it to my daughters kindergarten teacher for her class room. A great way to teach counting and taking turns.

I think this is the most adorable plushie I've seen in a while and a perfect gift for a baby or little one.
Check out her tutorial and read the sad story of this happy plushie...

These toy sacks are just the thing to add some color and organization to any kids room. Although you could put candies in them and give them as gifts!
These sacks were made and shared on TipNut but the tutorial is here...
http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2010/06/peek-boo-toy-sack-tutorial.html


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wearable Gifts and Jewelery you can make!

I bought an old quilt top with some good areas left for crafts and was thinking of making some tree ornaments with it until I saw this tutorial for these fun easy cuff bracelets. Just fun and fabulous and a great tutorial and pattern too...
http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jc_handmade/2009/02/miy-mama-chic-wrist-cuff.html

 I realize this isn't a wearable but it fits the them and it's easy and fun. Frames are a dime a dozen at the thrift store. This easy tutorial shows you how...
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/our-home/tutorial-shabby-chic-dangly-earring-display.html
 I thought this necklace was fun and very pretty. Check out the awesome tutorial...
http://www.polkadotchair.com/2010/03/tuesday-tutorial-quick-change-corsage.html


Scrabble tile necklaces are about the easiest fastest recycled gift I can think of and they can look so darn cute too! (plus hobby lobby just started carrying those glue on bails)
http://www.makeandtakes.com/links/scrabble-tile-pendant-tutorial

Neat glazed button rings...
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2010/03/glazed-fabric-button-ring-tutorial.html



Monday, November 8, 2010

Kitchen gift ideas DIY

I love this little oven mitt. Perfect for a gift and it comes with a tutorial from The Idea Room

For the tea lover on your list make these wonderful tea sachets with a tutorial from Marth Stewart online.

Here's a quick and easy idea for those who love to shop the thrift stores. Pick up cheap tea cups and mismatched saucers to make some wonderful tea cup candles. Tutorial...

Snack and cupcake stands are a great gift for any baker. Here is a tutorial that shows you how to make your own out of recycled candlesticks and parts.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Sealed Gift in a can

I did this last year for my mom, I put her favorite candy inside as well as some family pictures and a letter. 
She LOVED it, and wondered how I got my stuff inside. 
Here is a wonderful tutorial on how to do this.

Great handmade gift for Gamers!

This is a DS Lite Game carry case. Looks simple enough. I had envisioned one to make with elastic strips to slide the games into but I like the clear pouches of this one. Will be making this for my boy for Christmas and I'll probably use a pair of old jeans for the fabric, he outgrows his pants so fast we've got lots of good pairs from which to recycle. The instructions are on Instructables.com
You have to be a member of their site to see the tutorial but it's all free and no spam.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Searching for Barbie's budget Dream House

While looking for ideas on how to turn a bookshelf into a Barbie "budget" Dream Home I found this cute home. Has some great ideas for DIY Barbie decor.

I love this Barbie budget house made out of an old dresser! That drawer in the bottom is perfect for keeping all of Barbies accessories put away!
DIY instructions here...

Some great ideas for making doll house furnishings with your kids...

More ideas will be added as I find them or make them up.