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Seeking DIY holiday gifts to create: shoestring budget, expensive taste

I want to get to work ASAP on holiday gifts and am looking for your favorite DIY gift ideas that have fairly broad appeal. Would prefer they not be holiday themed, so that they're gifts people can enjoy year round, or at least longer than the holiday season. They will also need to be tailored to my shoestring budget, but still reflect a sense of 'expensive taste' (I like things to look and be nice, and know this can be done without spending much money). Details on my personal DIY and crafting skills inside, as well as examples of DIY gifts I've made in the past, inside. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 26, 2014 - 16 answers

Gifty/Crafty MeFites, Lend Me Your Brains!

Suggestions needed for gift/craft ideas that'd mark a friend's presentations at two academic conferences. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Sep 25, 2013 - 3 answers

making pith helmet cat ears - advice?

Please help me: a) procure 2-5 pith helmets (natural straw type), inexpensively; b) procure material to make matching cat ears; c) add cat ears to pith helmets, in "airplane ears" or "listening behind" position, because cat safari is serious business. Found $15/helmet source for (a), but wonder if there's a less expensive way. For (b), I have no real clue - what should I even buy? Very thin chair caning supplies? Tiny willow branches from a nearby tree? Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Please recommend craft ideas for Winter gift giving.

Can you help me gather some project ideas for gift-giving? Food, crafts, fun stuff all welcome. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

What knittable baby gifts are most appreciated?

My close friend is pregnant (yay!) and I'm a knitter, so I'd like to make her a whole mess 'o' baby stuff. But I also want it to be useful. I don't know anyone else with a baby, so tell me, Internet, what knittable items/garments do new parents really end up using for their infants? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Oct 11, 2011 - 45 answers

DIY Gifts

After seeing this blog post, I am now inspired to make all (or most) of my holiday gifts this year. Problem is, a lot of these projects are beyond my skills. Any ideas for simpler projects, or resources that feature simpler projects? [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Nov 1, 2010 - 31 answers

Taking AskMefi's advice and making heat thearpy bags as holiday gifts..

Making about 15 Microwavable Hot/Cold Therapy bags as Christmas gifts.. need some advice or suggestions on filler material and where to buy it! [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Oct 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Puns about books? I'm drawing a blank! (page)

I need 144 (or maybe 36) different bad puns, "witty" sayings, and short jokes (plus accompanying pictures) about reading and books. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Sep 28, 2010 - 30 answers

If you won't let me pay you, you better like cookies...

Help me think of some simple gestures of appreciation for a friend who is giving me free music lessons. [more inside]
posted by messica on Apr 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Crafty DC Shopping?

Crafty Gift Filter: Help! I need a place in the DC metro area that sells crafty gifts. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Dec 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Recommendations for buying a potter's wheel?

I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Great paper crafts for a 1st anniversary?

My first wedding anniversary is coming up and I'm looking for some great paper crafts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2007 - 21 answers

fartsy art for the artsy fart's wedding

I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and I'm looking for a cheap homemade gift project. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jul 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Experience with PhotoBooks?

Alrighty, Mefiteys...who's made a photo book? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Jan 12, 2006 - 20 answers

Creative types: Help me design my mother's sketchbook cover.

Creative types: Help me design my mother's sketchbook cover. [more inside]
posted by macadamia on Dec 29, 2005 - 12 answers

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