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joyful mama 08-12-2008 01:21 PM

easy, cute, (rather inexpensive) gift crafts... without sewing?
 
Ideas?

I can do things like handmade cards, stationary, notebooks, scrapbooks, tied pillows/ blankets.

other ideas?


WanderingJuniper 08-12-2008 02:52 PM

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Bear and I decoupaged a 50 cent notebook for her friends birthday this weekend using scrapping papers we had laying around. :shrug

klpmommy 08-12-2008 02:55 PM

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scarfs out of fleece. You can get two different ones & then tie them together in squares.


WanderingJuniper 08-12-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by klpmommy
scarfs out of fleece. You can get two different ones & then tie them together in squares.


Ooh, we've done that. You can even fold up the bottom or use another square tied to the fringe to make a little pocket or place to keep mittens or warm your hands.

Marielle 08-12-2008 03:52 PM

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here's a pretty long list:

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...iday_gifts_ms/

Katherine 08-12-2008 03:54 PM

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tempus vernum 08-12-2008 06:27 PM

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fleece ponchos (one year I did "native american" costumes- striped fleece and I made ponchos and a maching feather warpped in fleece for "headgear" for my little ones)

girly fleece ponchos

knotted fleece bags

knotted fleece blankets (watch for sales at Joannes or use 50% off coupons)

ornaments - make circular ones with small christmas pictures glued onto lids of cans or jars and hung from a ribbon



:think trying to think of other "no sew" items I have made :think

Did you see the link for picture boards in the sticky from last year's christmas thread http://www.organizedchristmas.com/french-memory-board It says "sew" but it's not really a sew item. YOu have to thread a needle and attach a button to the board but that's it :tu

That website is very neat :tu bookmarked it

tempus vernum 08-12-2008 06:29 PM

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thought of more
*brownie, muffin or soup layered pretty into a jar
*homemade glycerin soaps (just melt and pour into molds)

joyful mama 08-12-2008 09:55 PM

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:tu awesome list!
I can handsew, a few buttons, a few small seams, etc. I just don't have a sewing machine, nor have I ever used one...


joyful mama 08-12-2008 10:47 PM

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love the scarf and hats (fleece) and french memory boards :tu

joyful mama 08-13-2008 05:53 AM

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ooooh look at this site my sister sent me! I'm going to attempt some of these! I have TONS of essential oils that my sis and I went in on for a huge bargain (buy two, get three free, things like that). I can make my own peppermint scented body scrub! this is exciting :lol

joyful mama 08-13-2008 05:56 AM

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http://lipstickandlaundry.wordpress....pron-tutorial/

a no-sew apron! Very cute.

Naked Camper 08-13-2008 06:12 AM

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i love the aromatherapy gift idea page :tu

I'm thinking bath fizzies may be a fun gift this year. Add those with a crochet special wash cloth - like in the shape of a flower or something.

monkeylicious 08-13-2008 06:41 AM

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:popcorn

tempus vernum 08-13-2008 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Kangababys Mom
i love the aromatherapy gift idea page :tu

I'm thinking bath fizzies may be a fun gift this year. Add those with a crochet special wash cloth - like in the shape of a flower or something.

that page IS awesome :tu

I love the crochet wash cloth idea :) i wonder if anyone I know takes baths. ONly my youngest two kids do and I know my sister's kids shower :think

I was considering doing the scented coasters :tu and maybe the foot scrub :)

Naked Camper 08-13-2008 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by SonshineMama
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kangababys Mom
i love the aromatherapy gift idea page :tu

I'm thinking bath fizzies may be a fun gift this year. Add those with a crochet special wash cloth - like in the shape of a flower or something.

that page IS awesome :tu

I love the crochet wash cloth idea :) i wonder if anyone I know takes baths. ONly my youngest two kids do and I know my sister's kids shower :think

I was considering doing the scented coasters :tu and maybe the foot scrub :)

what about aromatherapy bath gels/soaps and a fun washcloth?

tempus vernum 08-13-2008 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Kangababys Mom
Quote:

Originally Posted by SonshineMama
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kangababys Mom
i love the aromatherapy gift idea page :tu

I'm thinking bath fizzies may be a fun gift this year. Add those with a crochet special wash cloth - like in the shape of a flower or something.

that page IS awesome :tu

I love the crochet wash cloth idea :) i wonder if anyone I know takes baths. ONly my youngest two kids do and I know my sister's kids shower :think

I was considering doing the scented coasters :tu and maybe the foot scrub :)

what about aromatherapy bath gels/soaps and a fun washcloth?

Ooh, that sounds fun too :grin You are so so creative :tu

Naked Camper 08-13-2008 11:39 AM

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You could add to that a small face towel that's embellished with ribbon. :shrug That'd be cheap

joyful mama 08-15-2008 12:20 PM

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homemade lip balm
worth a try!

Quiteria 08-15-2008 12:28 PM

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floral pens in flower pots

You take a pen, and a fake flower, and use floral tape to wrap the stem to the pen. Then you glue a block of styrofoam or floral foam to the bottom of a flower pot, and glue a little dried Spanish moss to hide it. Stick the pens into the foam block, and you have a flower pot full of pretty pens that are harder to for people borrow and lose.

I got one as a teacher gift, and have made them now or anyone with a desk...homeschoolers, moms, anyone who can't find a pen when they need it.

Marielle 08-15-2008 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Quiteria
floral pens in flower pots

You take a pen, and a fake flower, and use floral tape to wrap the stem to the pen. Then you glue a block of styrofoam or floral foam to the bottom of a flower pot, and glue a little dried Spanish moss to hide it. Stick the pens into the foam block, and you have a flower pot full of pretty pens that are harder to for people borrow and lose.

I got one as a teacher gift, and have made them now or anyone with a desk...homeschoolers, moms, anyone who can't find a pen when they need it.

that's a really cool gift! Plus it might deter my husband from walking off with my floral pens (although he'll tell you I'm far more guilty of that).

joyful mama 08-15-2008 11:27 PM

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ooh another great website for essential oil mixtures. I love the one for honey cleanser, adn this lip balm one calls for a carrier oil :think the other one called for honey, I may try both.

and check out this cool website for bottles for all our homemade goodies!!

Meli 08-16-2008 12:23 AM

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subbing Great thread!

joyful mama 08-16-2008 01:55 PM

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tons more ideas for all kinds of crafts for gifting found here!

joyful mama 10-30-2008 07:07 PM

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bumping ... its almost november!!

joyful mama 10-30-2008 07:07 PM

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bumping ... its almost november!!

Naked Camper 10-30-2008 07:14 PM

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making into a sticky for the holiday season. :)

Naked Camper 10-30-2008 07:14 PM

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making into a sticky for the holiday season. :)

joyful mama 10-31-2008 05:44 AM

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:tu

I made an adorable fleece tie pillow for my dd's doll. tonight I hope to make the matching blanket

allycat 11-25-2008 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by joyful mama
ooooh look at this site my sister sent me! I'm going to attempt some of these! I have TONS of essential oils that my sis and I went in on for a huge bargain (buy two, get three free, things like that). I can make my own peppermint scented body scrub! this is exciting :lol

Wow, this site is awesome!! These are great! Thanks for sharing!!!!

GlacierLily 12-01-2008 10:23 AM

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:) thanks for this neat thread!

JenClark74 12-01-2008 01:55 PM

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Maybe you're already done, since it's getting close to Christmas, but here's another idea. For my birthday, my friend made me some adorable photo blocks.

She got a 4x4 piece of untreated lumber cut into cube blocks at Home Depot (they charge a nominal fee for the cuts). Then she decoupaged the blocks with scrapbooking papers, and put all sorts of pretty embellishments and quotes and stuff on them, and left empty places for me to add photos. She gave me a set of 5 blocks. (And she got a total of like 27 blocks out of one piece of wood, for less than $10.)

You can see pics on my blog http://jenanddarrellclark.blogspot.c...-counting.html.

JessicaTX 12-01-2008 02:22 PM

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I think I'm going to make and personalize marshmallow shooters for everyone in my extended family that will be getting together on christmas. I originally was thinking just the kids, but then I thought the dads might want to get in on that action too, and if dads are armed moms should be. *ponder*
http://www.howtoons.com/toon/the-inf...allow-shooter/

joyful mama 12-01-2008 03:00 PM

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cute! I'm making a bunch of scrapbooks, pretty simple ones. and my aromatherapy stuff is coming out much better than expected :rockon

thrillofhope 10-20-2009 07:05 PM

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Bumping because I want to see if anyone has any more ideas for this year. I'm totally craft challenged.

dazdnconfzd2 01-06-2010 08:14 PM

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I like to make the fleece blankets, but I can never figure out how to make the fleece scarfs. I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine my crafts would be endless.

Sweet Life 01-06-2010 08:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JenClark74 (Post 2001083)
Maybe you're already done, since it's getting close to Christmas, but here's another idea. For my birthday, my friend made me some adorable photo blocks.

She got a 4x4 piece of untreated lumber cut into cube blocks at Home Depot (they charge a nominal fee for the cuts). Then she decoupaged the blocks with scrapbooking papers, and put all sorts of pretty embellishments and quotes and stuff on them, and left empty places for me to add photos. She gave me a set of 5 blocks. (And she got a total of like 27 blocks out of one piece of wood, for less than $10.)

You can see pics on my blog http://jenanddarrellclark.blogspot.c...-counting.html.

ooh i love this idea :yes

jojola 01-08-2010 04:29 AM

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I made this http://www.cranstonvillage.com/proje...ult&collContId=

It's in the crafty thread.

It was so so easy! Cut, tie, enjoy.

mommylobster 01-28-2011 11:30 AM

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:bump

just in case anyone has more ideas. I'm looking for a gift for my sister. Free is the best :shifty (I'm not cheap, just low budget :giggle)

I'd really like to make her a journal that I typed up (so that every page has questions and space to answer - this is what she's told me she needs) but I don't know how to bind it - I could use a binder but I wanted something a little nicer kwim?)

renjac 12-24-2011 10:44 AM

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Fleece scarfs make GREAT gifts,and they are so warm :)


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