Handmade Holiday Round-Up

Did you guys realize that today marks TWO MONTHS until Christmas?!? Crazy, right? Well cover your eyes and put your head in the sand if you want to … but, if you have any inklings of making this year a handmade holiday, you’re going to need to get going.

I put together a list of handmade ideas that I’ve made {or plan on making} for gifts … to help inspire you!

BABY/KIDS:: Baby Quilt {tutorial by Knitty Bitties}

A quilt is something that will be cherished first by the parents and then by the child. I created this tutorial to make quick work of what can be a time consuming project.

Add-on idea:: Board Books

Faux Chenille Blanket {tutorial by Made}

 

For the last two years I’ve made one of these blankets for a kiddo in my life. To make it even more special and ‘kid loved’ I add a foot pocket! Just add a cozy lined pocket to the bottom of the blanket where the child can slip their feet in and keep them covered and warm!

Add on idea:: Book / Movie

Wallet {Boys Basic Wallet tutorial by Noodlehead}

Last year’s handmade gift for my Little was a wallet using this tutorial.

Add on idea:: $$ / Gift Card / Movie Tickets

Drawstring Pouch {Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial & pattern by In Color Order}

I just loved making this pouch last year. It does double duty as both the wrapping of the present and part of the present when you pair it with a small set of toys that need a cute container.

Add on idea:: Polly Pocket / Lalaloopsy / Squinkies / Super Heros / Lego Minifigures

CO-WORKERS:: Mug Rug {tutorial by Knitty Bitties}

This tutorial has been around for several years, but I’m pretty sure plenty of people are still sipping coffee on a daily basis ;).

Add on idea:: Mug / Coffee Gift Card / Favorite Treat or Cookies

FRIENDS & FAMILY::

Days of the Week Dishcloths {tutorial by Knitty Bitties}

Who knew wiping down the counters could be so cute {and more sanitary} when you have a little letter stitched on each cloth.

Add on:: Fancy Kitchen Handsoap / Dishsoap

Placemats {tutorial by Knitty Bitties}

I love how versatile this tutorial can be. Create a set to dress up the table OR make a few to be used as decorative mats and/or trivets {make sure to add a layer of Insul-Bright} in the home.

Add on:: Cloth Napkins / Set of Latte Bowls / Place card holders

Decorative Pillow {tutorial by Knitty Bitties}

Another gift that warms up the persons home and makes them think of YOU year round.

Add on:: Blanket / Cozy Throw

So tell me … are you planning on going handmade with some {or all} of your gifts this year? What are some things on your list to make?!?

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Andrea
Andrea of Knitty Bitties is a blessed wife and mama who gets to spend her days sewing and sipping iced tea. She also loves to bake ... which led to running, but now she loves that too! Join her over at her blog for a whole lotta happy!
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