Friday, August 23, 2013

Gifts To Make To Give

Did that blog title make sense?  I have recently discovered a great site called The 36th Avenue - here author Vanessa Christenson has some fantastic tips on gifts to make that AREN'T corny or cheap or overdone.  I promise :). 

Check out a few of my favorites and spend a little time on this site:

 25 Handmade Gifts for 5 dollars.

 Cupcake baking set for the baking enthusiest in your life.  A great use for all of those brightly colored yet slightly mismatched liners you have collected, plus sprinkles and a few other bits and bobs packed up in a little case.  Adorable?  Check!

25 Handmade Gifts for 5 dollars.

Chunky knit bracelet out of thin strips of jersey.  She has included a very helpful tutorial on this simple project that packs a fashion punch.  Awesome?  Check!

 25 Handmade Gifts for 5 dollars.

 Simple yet colorful fabric scrap keychains.  The sky is the limit on size and embelishments for this project.  Best part - a great way to use up your awesome fabric scraps.  Tutorial here.  Awesome?  Check!

There are 25 projects listed here and the three I mentioned were just my favorites.  Check it out and design the perfect gift for someone with beautiful supplies you already have on hand.

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