Monday, December 12, 2011

5 last minute crochet gifts! Be prepared!

With a little less than 2 weeks until Christmas we're getting into crunch time. That is... if you haven't finished your shopping list. My list.... done! :) No more shopping for me and I'm about to wrap up the last 2 gifts I'm making. So if you're ahead of schedule like me why not make a few gifts with your leftover yarn for those last minute gift-givers you're not prepared for.

I recently made this gift. Total time = Couple of hours. However, I did need 2 skeins. So hopefully you have a couple left over from another project. If not, mix it up. Use a couple of colors and see how you like the stripes.
Crochet Me has the right idea here. A free pattern for a fast, easy gift.
Have a friend that loves little totes? This one is perfect for them. Again, use a couple of your leftover colors.

Free Pattern from Lion Brand for this Market Bag
It's getting chilly out. Make an adorable headband to keep those ears warm.
Teresa Richardson created this Wide Head Band for the chilly days ahead of us.
Bonus: There's a video tutorial provided too.
Heading to a friends house for their Christmas party? Grab a bottle of wine on the way and dress it up with this cozy. Use your leftover reds and greens from your Christmas projects for a festive feel.
Off the Hook Astronomy shares their Wine Bottle Cozy pattern
Do you have a bag full of leftover yarn that's only 2-3 feet? What do you do with it? I can't convince myself to throw it out? Help keep your friends house warm this winter and create a draft stopper. Helps them and it helps you!
Free Pattern from Lion Brand for this Draft Stopper
BONUS:
Running out of wrapping paper? Get creative! Here are a few fun ways to wrap your last minute gifts without using traditional wrapping paper and gift tags.
Run out of paper? Just take a gift box and wrap it with some fun ribbon or yarn.
Lion Brand has a couple of other quick tips for the holidays.
Customize your own paper with a crossword search.
Highlight the recipients name.
Craft paper! Get out the glue, paint and twine!
Lowe's has a few cute ideas for wrapping up your gifts.
Add on your photos for a personal touch
Recycle your Sunday paper!

Run out of gift bags? Learn how to create your own from
How About Orange's blog.
Free printable tags from Sass & Peril
Press Down, Shaken Together gets creative with
making gift tags from index cards
Run out of bows too? Make your own with leftover ribbon.
Whipper Berry walks you through the steps

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