Friday, January 3, 2014

DIY Craft Ideas for Gifts

I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the gifts that I made to give away as Christmas gifts. I love to personalize gifts to make them special. I hope this encourages you to use your imagination to create your own personalized gifts too. I will put links to the tutorials with each group of pictures so you can give it a try.

Don't miss the video which shows more crafts in detail: http://youtu.be/liJfYEPZo6A

Jewelry
I love to make jewelry to give as gifts. Here are a few of the jewelry pieces that I made.


  Wrap A Rock Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/jX1_DS7ep5A

Wrap A Rock Cradle Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/Hd3B2UsrSus

Attach Pendant and Necklace Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/CYNAA_sQrM4

Many Original Macrame Craft Ideas:  http://youtu.be/EpP7a05gnyk
This is a pirate necklace that my son helped me make. It has a sward and a treasure chest as its pendant. I made this for my daughter because she loves Pirates of the Caribbean. 
Dillan also made Kymberly a treasure chest and a ship out of the polymer clay so she can set them on her dresser.
(There isn't a tutorial for these because these are originally made by Dillan)
This is a necklace that I made for my daughter Lindsey. She loves Spongebob. I made the pendant out of polymer clay.

Spongebob Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/HLuneWi8qTg

I made my daughter Ashley some Hunger Games accessories. For her pendant I made her a bow and some arrows. I also made her arrow earrings.

FairyFashionArt's Bow and Arrow Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/78cxZ2u2GNU

Crochet Projects
I made a bunch of crochet coasters to give as gifts. They are the BEST coasters EVER! Everybody loves them. They said that the pictures do not do them justice. They are EASY to make and our video gives easy step-by-step instructions.
 How To Crochet Easy Coasters:  http://youtu.be/wFGaJsYlEZE
 Blog post for the Crochet Coasters with pattern:  http://easymeworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-make-crochet-coasters-for.html

 I made a scarf for my Mother-in-law. I made this pattern up as I went along. hehe It doesn't get more special than that. :)

 Owls
I made this owl craft up and I had so much fun making them for Christmas gifts. 


I made a whole family of owls for my brother and his family. An owl for each family member. I made polymer clay ornaments to put on each owl to represent something that each of the family members enjoy. This made it a super special gift. :) 

We had a blast making Christmas gifts for family and friends. I hope you enjoyed seeing what we made and I hope it inspires you to make your own creations. Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel and subscribe so you don't miss any of our future ideas. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.
:)
Happy Crafting!