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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

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

Re: easy, cute, (rather inexpensive) gift crafts... without sewing?
 
scarfs out of fleece. You can get two different ones & then tie them together in squares.


WanderingJuniper 08-12-2008 02:57 PM

Re: easy, cute, (rather inexpensive) gift crafts... without sewing?
 
Quote:

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

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

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

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

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

Re: easy, cute, (rather inexpensive) gift crafts... without sewing?
 
love the scarf and hats (fleece) and french memory boards :tu

joyful mama 08-13-2008 05:53 AM

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

Re: easy, cute, (rather inexpensive) gift crafts... without sewing?
 
http://lipstickandlaundry.wordpress....pron-tutorial/

a no-sew apron! Very cute.

Naked Camper 08-13-2008 06:12 AM

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

Re: easy, cute, (rather inexpensive) gift crafts... without sewing?
 
:popcorn

tempus vernum 08-13-2008 09:24 AM

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


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