Last year and the year before that, I gave some suggestions on DIY holiday gifts that you could make for family and friends, and this year, I wanted to follow up with even more Christmas gift ideas. Since pretty much everyone now has a smartphone, there's probably at least on ...more
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One good thing about having friends who are constantly on their phones and tablets is it's easy to figure out what to get them for Christmas. Everyone hates getting gifts that just sit around, so it's always nice to get something that improves an item you use on a daily basis. ...more
This how to video shows you how to take an inexpensive dog collar and embellish it with fabric and ribbon. Every cat or dog needs a designer collar. Learn how to make one yourself without it costing too much. Makes a great homemade Christmas gift.
Great gift for all occasions. Learn how to make a personalized picture frame with cardboard and beads in this free home crafts video on making a great gift for friends and family. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a personalized picture frame. Make a personalized picture frame - Part ...more
Heidi demonstrates how to make a great holiday gift with your childs handprint. Great fun for the kids and a great gift idea. Easy way to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree.
Get creative for your next holiday or birthday by giving your gift in a unique manner! This origami video shows how to make a box with a lid out of two sheets of paper. This project from Fold Something makes a great gift box for small presents.
A pansy is a delicate, two-tone flower. This tutorial shows you how to crochet an entire bouquet of beautiful pansies. This makes a great gift or get well present - especially if your recipient is allergic to flowers! Make sure you choose your yarn carefully.
Cocoa is a great cold-weather dessert beverage, but many store bought powder mixes are too sweet. Making your own homemade cocoa lets you adjust the recipe until it's just perfect for your palate. And it makes a great gift for the holidays!
The wooden magic disappearing box is a great project to work on if you are great at woodworking, this can be a great gift for someone or a great addition for your next magic trick. When working with wood and making specific sized cuts, it is important to measure as closely as ...more
If you're looking for a great gift to give to a soon-to-be mother, a diaper cake is a great idea. Not only can it be customized to make a cool looking gift, but it gives the potential parrent(s) some much needed diapers. So in this tutorial, you'll see how to put together a pr ...more
Martha Stewart shows how a Cyclamen in a customized planter makes a great gift. You will need a clementine box, paintbrush, gray paint, sheet moss, aquarium rocks, cyclamen (available from your local garden shop, or the plant section of your supermarket), ribbon and gift tag. ...more
This next arts and crafts tutorial will show you how to make a homemade photo album. It's a perfect video to follow, if you're looking for an easy gift to make for your mother, friend, or relative. So check it out, pay attention, and find out how to make this great gift that i ...more
Sure you can go out and buy that expensive gift for the person on your Christmas list, but wouldn't it be even better if you could make your own gifts? In this video you will get some great gift ideas, as well as how to make them, for that special someone on your gift list thi ...more
This is a great gift for anyone in your life who enjoys cooking. Crochet them a pot holder. This tutorial shows you how to incorporate a ring into the pattern so it can be easily hung from a hook or an oven door.
All you need for this craft is a pile of wire coat hangers! This is a great gift or craft for anyone who lives in a small place, like a dorm room. All you need is some tape, a garland and tiny ornaments!
This is a great gift for a baby - crochet a small afghan for them! This tutorial shows you how to use the slanted shell technique, and has been designed for use by those who prefer to use their left hand to crochet.
This makes a great gift for anyone who is into recycled crafts. Start with a lightweight scarf you don't use anymore (square or rectangular) and some cording or ribbon, and then follow this quick sewing tutorial to transform it into an eco-friendly produce bag.
This is a great gift idea for anyone on your gift list this holiday season who has an iPhone, iPod or Droid. Crochet a cell phone pouch for their smartphone! This tutorial is for someone who is already familiar with the basics of crochet.
In this video, you'll learn how to make a simple bracelet out of glass beads. Use this video to put your own unique spin on glass jewelry. You don't need expensive tools or lots of expertise - all you have to do is follow along with this video to make your own glass bead brace ...more
This next video, is a great blend of woodworking and technology. In the tutorial, you'll be finding out how to create a wooden frame for the small digital picture keychains that can be bought from stores like Target and Best Buy. It's a great gift idea for parents, relatives, ...more
In this tutorial, Jen Caslin from "The Bead Lounge" demonstrates how to make a "three way" leather wrap. This piece is versatile and can be worn as a bracelet, a headband or a lariat necklace. The process of making this accessory is relatively easy once you get the hang of it ...more
In this tutorial, Kameron Kay, expert jewelry designer, demonstrates how to make a stretch bracelet using extra beads. This is a quick and easy piece of jewelery that anyone can make. Watch this video for tips on how to turn those extra beads into something unique. This bracel ...more
Jill Cooper demonstrates how to make a Candy Christmas Wreath. This inexpensive and easy craft is a great gift for the holidays! Follow these simple instructions to learn how to make a candy Christmas wreath. It is easy to make and very versatile.
This fun family craft shows you how to make a beautiful flower arrangement with your kids. Paper flowers are a fun activity and great gift for grandma, mom or a little girl friend! Watch this how to video tutorials to learn about making tissue paper flowers with your children.
Almonds are a super food, they are healthy and full of flavor. This recipe for honey roasted almonds are a delicious treat, a great gift and the perfect snack. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare honey roasted almonds. You will need: 2 cups of almonds 2 tablespoon ...more
This video will teach you to make your very own bookmark. This bookmark is a great gift for Easter or a wonderful stocking stuffer for Christmas. You'll have loads of fun making this adorable bookmark!
With tips from this video, learn how to make a homemade teabox. Use scrapbooking, dictionary print, and dried violets for the top. This is a great gift for a friend who likes to drink tea.
This bright little project mixes the techniques of thread painting with a scrappy piecing technique. Use Terry's digitized embroidery design of the bug if you don't want to thread paint. This bag makes a great gift for the gardener in your life. Part 1 of 2 - How to Thread pai ...more
Here is a great gift idea for any Texas hold'em poker player or other card player. Find out how to make a playing card wallet using packing tape, scissors, and six playing cards. Make a wallet out of a playing cards. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
Windowed photos added to the pages create a fun telescoping effect you have to see to believe. This is a fun project and makes a great gift. Make a windowed folio complete with carrying case. Click through to watch this video on crafttvweekly.com
This tutorial shows how to make a pocket book out of CD mailer envelopes. This book features mini envelops that pop up ready to be filled. A luggage clasp and tiny key finish this off. This makes a great gift for the little girls on your list. Make a purse out of CD mailers. C ...more
This is a video demonstrating how to make a drop spine box perfect for holding mementos or small scrapbooks. This box is a great gift for almost anyone. Make a drop spine box. Click through to watch this video on crafttvweekly.com
Learn another way how to make a friendship bracelet with hearts. Great gift for Valentine's Day! You need: 8 strands of embroidery floss, 40 inches long.. Video: .
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough. If you've got a small gif ...more
Start with a stack of plain brown paper lunch bags. Then, follow the steps outlined in this video to make a beautiful Christmas keepsake scrapbook album. A great gift for a loved one, or keep it yourself as a memory of the year. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a beautiful mini Chris ...more
Christmas is coming up, but you've been so busy scoping out presents for friends and family, organizing your annual holiday cocktail party, and working hard for your holiday bonus to pay much attention to decorating your house. What do you do if you're in a bind and just don't ...more
Those who have never worked with duct tape before don't know just how versatile and painterly the medium can be. While duct tape serves its practical purpose well as a Priority Mall package sealer and prom dress maker, it has great artistic ability as well. Watch this duct ta ...more
Origami is one of the oldest art forms. The uniqueness of this art is that it is made with only a single substance, which is paper. Paper is very common and cheap material. This video describes how to make a slice of 3D origami watermelon using paper of green, white and red co ...more
Homemade vanilla extract is tastier and less expensive than many commercial brands, and it makes a great gift! You Will Need * 6 vanilla beans * A paring knife * 2 c. vodka * A glass jar with a lid Step 1 Use a paring knife to split each vanilla bean lengthwise. Start about a ...more
This origami video tutorial shows how to make a box with a lid out of two sheets of paper. This fold makes a great gift box for small presents. This is relevant with the upcoming holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Valentine's Day all around us. It's also a good idea for add ...more
Building a snow globe is a fun indoor project for a cold winter day. You will need: a glass jar with a lid a small, rust-proof ornament or figurine white glitter aquarium silicone sealant distilled water 1/8 tsp. glycerin small block of wood or bowl for base one hard-boiled w ...more
This homemade cake mix can turn your least kitchen-savvy friend into a star baker. And you’ve done 90 percent of the work, which is the greatest gift of all. You will need: 2 cups of sifted cake flour 1 tbsp. espresso powder 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt a widemouthed 1- ...more
Make your own butcher block end-grain cutting board with this two part video series. Enjoy the "back to basics" simplicity of this useful project. A custom cutting board makes a great gift and many woodworkers make them in batches every holiday season. And if you are relativel ...more
This makes a great gift box for your father or brother. You don't have to spend extra money on expensive wrapping paper - a few sheets of construction paper are all you need to craft this creative yellow car box. Part 1 of 3 - How to Fold a car shaped box out of origami paper. ...more
In this video we learn how to make a paper bag mini. Start out with your paper consistent throughout the entire bag and then distress the pieces that you place on it. When you open it up it will have several pages inside of it. Use different types of stamps, distressing, and t ...more
This series of videos shows you a massage routine, a massage sequence to relax someone who isn't sleeping well or are stressed out and need to be de-stressed. This is a soothing back massage that promotes sleep and relaxation, which is a great gift to a tensed friend. Part 1 o ...more
You probably haven't played with marbles since you were a kid (anyone remember Chinese checkers?), but more likely than not you still have some marbles lying around your house, especially if you have a kid. Dust those marbles off and put them to use by crafting the beautiful ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a gift Christmas jar with Stampin' Up! First, take any type of jar you want to collect money in. After this, rinse out the inside and remove the labels off of the bottle and measure them. Now, take a piece of card stock and cut it out to mak ...more
This video teaches us how to make a plush rabbit. Start off with a piece of fabric, then cut out the shape for the bunny out of this fabric to make two sides. After this, cut out the color for the eyes out of various other colored fabrics. When finished, sew the eyes onto the ...more
A great gift to offer someone for Valentine's Day is something you make yourself. In this tutorial, learn how to make a celebrity style keepsake box using decoupage techniques. This box can hold anything from gifts to precious items to little trinkets. So, the next time you n ...more
In this video, learn how to make a cute baby blanket with nothing but a piece of fabric and a pair of scissors. This tutorial will show you how to turn a plain piece of material into a 'tie blanket'. A tie blanket means that the edges of your cover will be made up of small kno ...more
We are shown how to make a delectable piece of art given by the author of Delectable Art. It's an Easter candy bouquet. Its a great gift to give during the Easter season following the candy giving tradition of Easter. The supplies needed to make this are: cellophane wrap (four ...more
Debbie Quintata shows us how to make a gourmet spa gift basket. By starting with a planter as a gift basket container you can start filling it with your pamper spa items fit for friends, family, co-workers or anyone who deserves a gift basket. Suggestions to fill your basket i ...more
How to make decorative roses out of baby socks. All you need is a baby sock and some floral wire and green floral tape. Watch the video to learn how to wrap the sock to look like a rosebud around a wire stem, and then tape the base of the sock well with the floral tape. Contin ...more
In this video, you will find out how to make a large recipe card file from Emerald City Elegance Paper Crafting. Anyone who loves to collect recipes knows how quickly you can fill up a little recipe box so make this file to keep all your treasured recipes together. You can eas ...more
Friendship bracelets are a great gift idea for any friend. Not everybody wants to show off their friendship to everyone, but if you do, this video tutorial will show you how to make a friendship bracelet, specifically the zigzag friendship bracelet. This is the eeriest friends ...more
Learn how to make the nifty puzzle frame in this how-to video that makes a great gift for a friend or family member! Grab some wooden blocks and 2 photos to get started. You will need 6 (2-inch) wooden cubes, silver paint, blue paint, paintbrushes, a rubber band, a thin black ...more
This is a great project if you want to make something one-of-a-kind! It's a great gift idea as well. The principles behind assembling the "crazy quilt" fabric is that it can be used to make anything. This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to make a Christmas stocking, but ...more
This project requires very little sewing experience. If you can do a basic whip-stitch, cut fabric and use an iron, you can do this. This is a great gift idea and you can use up those old fabric scraps, trims and beads. The best thing about it, is that you can customize the bo ...more
The one thing missing from you baseball card collection is card of yourself when you were playing in your little league baseball game. Maybe you want your son or daughter to be immortalized forever, just like the professionals. Photoshop can help. This video tutorial will show ...more