Handmade holiday gift ideas | How About Orange

November 19, 2012

Handmade holiday gift ideas

The long Thanksgiving weekend coming up might allow some time for making handmade Christmas presents. Here's a sampling of tutorials from the DIY category, in case they spark ideas for making your own holiday gifts. Above:
Pantone chip magnets
Ampersand shrink plastic necklace
Iron-on tote bag downloadable design
Freezer paper painted scarf

Easy beaded hoop earrings with printable tag
Mid-century clock bottle cap magnets
Paper pendants, geometric or pie chart versions
Simple stitched vinyl wallets

Homemade fabric designs using sun printing
No-sew modular felt coasters and trivets
Origami gift card holders

17 comments:

Grandma G said...

Well, those things all look familiar! And just as cute this time around. Good idea to mention them again for holiday gift-giving!

Mum

Anshu said...

ooh those coasters. Not sure how I missed them earlier. I just shared them with my girlfriend who is into these things. I'm going to make them too once this holiday madness is over.
Anshu
http://bloomsnbugs.blogspot.com

melanie said...

Thank you for all the awesome and free printables,templates and evertyhing else you post on your blog!

Maja Savic said...

very nice... kiss from Europe...

Debie Grace said...

These look so good! I'm putting them on my list! :D

Suzanne said...

I used to love making those origami pockets for notes. How novel to tuck a gift card inside.

debbiedoesdoodles said...

These things are why I love your blog so much! Thank you!

mijbil said...

Such a lovely and colorful selection, thanks for sharing! :)
Big hugs from Sweden!

Lizabeth said...

Okay, is there a trick to popping bottle caps so that they aren't bent? Or did you pick up caps at a brewing store? Great ideas...thanks! Love the blog and read it daily.

AngieBrumley said...

Tempting the Pantone gods, again, I see! lol Carry on!!

Jessica Jones said...

Ha ha, Angie! We'll see if they smite me this time. :)

Jessica Jones said...

Lizabeth, these caps might have been the twist-off kind? I can't remember what drinks they came from. But they were definitely used.

Annie said...

There is this REALLLLLY pretty advent calendar to make as a gift too! It's a little "jesusy" but It's so nice looking.
Yay etsy finds!

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/103345368

Anne-Marie said...

Love the Pantone chip magnets, they are so super cute!

vanessa said...

I used your "Look on the Bright Side" iron-on and made my daughter a tshirt...it's adorable. Well done!

able mabel said...

Oh sweet! The coasters again! I forgot I can going to make them for my living room. Now I better get on it before I forget.

Fröken Prickig said...

Love the magnets and the "&". I'm always leaving your blog inspired!

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