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Handmade Gifts

There is something truly special about handmade gifts. And to know that what you wear is handmade is really special. The good news is that handmade gifts are fun, affordable and heartfelt? Over the last several years, handmade gifts have enjoyed a huge boost in popularity. Traditional arts & crafts, such as patchwork and quilting, tie-dying and batik, bead work and embroidery of all sorts have shot back into vogue, while new 'handicrafts' have even blossomed.

A gift towel wrap DIY project for girls.

The Great Cover-Up - Sew Like My Mom
  • Carmen Munoz

    love this,will do it this week......

  • Dawn Faires Larson

    This is so cute! I think this would be good for adults and I would even think about making one for getting out of the shower. I'm not sure if the straps would be needed in that case. Maybe they are a good think I know that anything sleeveless will fall right down and off of me.

Jelly bean candles are seasonally festive and glow like stained glass when lit. The candles are easy to make with a few basic candle making supplies....

How to Make a Jelly Bean Candle
  • Dawn Faires Larson

    Awesome, I love color. For Christmas red and green jelly beans can be added for a Christmas candle, I'm going to try that.

Show your feelings and express your sentiments for Valentine's Day with a hand made Valentine card or crafty Valentine gift. If you love Valentine's Day, decorate up the house or office, make a thoughtful card, whip up sweet treats and special gifts, or just let friends know you care with a simple hand made Valentine. Many Valentine Crafts can be used for weddings and anniversaries, or for a very special romantic gift any time of the year. If you don't like Valentine's Day, you can find funny anti-Valentine's decorations, tee shirts, cards or non-sentimental gifts too! They're all out there ... waiting for you to embrace. Like this lens? Please rate it with a squidlike Thumbs Up or a Facebook LIKE or better still, add this lens to your favorites at Pinterest, Twitter or Google! More Holidays on Squidoo Photo credit: handmade valentine - cuttlefish, flickr

Seasonal paper quilt.. use old quilting patterns

Hardly Housewives: Christmas Paper Quilt
  • Dawn Faires Larson

    This could be a lot of great fun. Just think of all the great quilt patterns that you can find and do this wall art.