They say it's better to give than to receive—but I say it's better to give and receive handmade gifts.
If you agree, you'll find the inspiration and instructions you need for artful gift-making ideas in our new free eBook from Cloth Paper Scissors Today
, 6 Quick and Easy Gifts to Make: Free Homemade Gift Ideas for Mixed-Media Artists.
Each of the projects in 6 Quick and Easy Gifts to Make: Free Homemade Gift Ideas for Mixed-Media Artists
can be customized to fit your own artistic style and personalized to suit your gift recipients.
|Journal Jars by Jenn Mason are easy handmade gifts.
For example, Jenn Mason's Journal Jars
are easy homemade gifts that cater to individual interests and recycle, too! All you need are jars, pens, paper, embellishments, and your creativity.
With some fancy scrap fabrics, sparkly embellishments, and a needle and thread, Fabric Flower Pins
are easy gifts to make. Melody Ferris and Jill Russell show you how to adapt these fabric flora to wear in your hair or on your lapel.
With the Easy Chic Ring Trio
, you can make crafty Christmas gifts—
or gifts for any other occasion—
by the dozens. Mary Lynn Maloney shows how to make these bold, funky rings with simple open bead caps and baubles, papers, and found objects.
Mixed-media Gifting Pockets
made from recycled jeans are easy handmade gifts in themselves, made even more special when you tuck a small present or gift card inside. Melony Bradley shows you how to paint and stitch a snowman motif on the pockets, then embellish them. You can adapt her tutorial to any theme or motif you like.
|Easy Chic Ring Trio by Mary Lynn Maloney. One of six free easy homemade gifts in this eBook.
Included in our crafty gift ideas round-up is a tutorial by Ro Bruhn for Festive Fabric Cards
. Each is made from a stitched fabric collage, using scraps of lace and fabric, plus ribbons, sequins, beads, and buttons.
We haven't left out gift-making ideas for holiday home décor. In my article Have a Banner Holiday
, you'll learn how to make a festive garland for Hanukkah. Plus, get ideas and inspiration from four other artists to make your banner posh, vintage or downhome, using papers, fabrics, and found objects.
So if you're looking for crafty Christmas gifts, Hanukkah holiday ideas, or easy gifts to make and give any time of the year, there's sure to be something you'll love in this free eBook, 6 Quick and Easy Gifts to Make: Free Homemade Gift Ideas for Mixed Media Artists
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