For the first time since I can remember—maybe ever—I have actually started my holiday art projects early, and have actually finished some of my handmade arts and crafts projects.
|Beverage gift bags by
I am still working on a few things, but I feel confident I’ll get it all done before Christmas and maybe even have time to make some of those last-minute gifts that always need doing.
In case you’re looking for some easy gifts to make, here are three of my favorite go-to projects. Each can be customized to the recipient and the holiday you celebrate. In fact, these gift-making ideas can be used year-round.
First, you can make any beverage gift special with quick and easy handmade fabric art gift bags designed by Barbara Delaney. A holiday motif is shown here, but you could also use the pattern and your imagination to personalize a birthday or anniversary gift.
|My own screen-printed dishtowels.|
Personally, I like to give mixed-media crafts that are useful, like screen-printed dishtowels. I had some of my husband’s drawings turned into Thermofax® screens and printed the designs onto fabric. Then I pieced fabric strips together and stitched them to purchased dishtowels. They make an easy and practical hostess gift.
|Ruby Wrigley models her fabric circle necklace.|
Finally, here’s a handmade arts project that’s easy enough for a child to make. In fact, a child designed it! Young sewist Ruby Wrigley’s fabric necklaces make the perfect last-minute gift for someone special.
If you love creating mixed-media gifts for others at Christmas and are in need of some last-minute gift-making ideas, check out this helpful page in the Cloth Paper Scissors Shop.