Do You Make Craft Gifts for Christmas?

BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Today I finished painting a pottery platter to give to my SIL for Christmas. It got me to thinking many people enjoy giving craft items from their heart to loved ones. I would love to hear what you've made for gifts this year or your most treasured gift you've ever given.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Uhh. No. Crafting is not for me.
Jon S , bayosgirl , Mihoshi4301 , Adriana Ravenlust , BlooJay , T&A1987 , unfulfilled , mpfm , melissa1973 , dawnkye , karenm
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Yes! I give drawings/paintings.
Elnoa , aliceinthehole , Lucidity , Daemonin , GONE! , Terri Strickland , Clandestine , slynch , Swish , Sir , mistre$$ , Curiouscat , SoSexxxay , AlianneCimorene , Badass , Feisty , Melan!e , VioletMoonstone
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Yes! I give sewing projects
Elnoa , BuckeyeGal04 , aliceinthehole , Lucidity , ily , CS2012 , Swish , PDXlady , Curiouscat , SaMiKaY , AlianneCimorene , SneakersAndPearls , kanida
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Yes! I give paper crafts.
Elnoa , BuckeyeGal04 , LAndJ , PropertyOfPotter , aliceinthehole , Lucidity , geliebt , GONE! , SweetSurprise , Terri Strickland , PDXlady , SaMiKaY , FallFire , AliMc
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Yes! I give woodworking items.
Elnoa , married with children , SweetSurprise , slynch , Sir
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Yes! I give painted pottery.
Elnoa , BuckeyeGal04 , SweetSurprise , Sir , mistre$$
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Yes! I give scrapbooks.
Elnoa , BuckeyeGal04 , SaMiKaY , Feisty
4
Yes! I give crocheted/knitted items.
Elnoa , PropertyOfPotter , aliceinthehole , Lucidity , geliebt , GONE! , GeekWife , ily , CS2012 , arduous , lacybutton , Clandestine , PDXlady , Curiouscat , AnotherPrettyFace , SoSexxxay , RebelRebelJen , kanida
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Yes! I give handmade jewelry.
Elnoa , LAndJ , Lucidity , geliebt , GONE! , KyotoAngel , SweetSurprise , CS2012 , lacybutton , ginal69 , PDXlady , Sohotdinosaur , mistre$$ , SaMiKaY , SilverMinxxx , SoSexxxay , AlianneCimorene , Feisty , aliciaann89 , kanida
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Yes! I give floral arrangements.
Elnoa , Swish , SaMiKaY
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Yes! I give
Elnoa , LAndJ , PropertyOfPotter , Envy , js250 , Lucidity , sweetiejo , sktb0007 , True Pleasures , ily , arduous , slynch , Swish , PDXlady , DreamWolf , mistre$$ , Curiouscat , SaMiKaY , AnotherPrettyFace , SoSexxxay , sodapin , kinksters , MnK , Midnightsun327 , Rory , MrsHouseWife , Kenneth Fort , lnk8522 , Melan!e , AliMc , apryls , kanida
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Total votes: 143 (68 voters)
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12/10/2011
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Elnoa Elnoa
As for what I personally make, only paintings/drawins/pen and ink/charcoal, etc. However, we buy almost exclusively handmade gifts.
12/11/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by Elnoa
As for what I personally make, only paintings/drawins/pen and ink/charcoal, etc. However, we buy almost exclusively handmade gifts.
What talent you must have, Elnoa! I'm sure your work is treasured by those who receive!
12/11/2011
LAndJ LAndJ
I give mixed-media collages occasionally, paintings, bleach dyed/drawn-on t-shirts, handmade jewelry, and sometimes sewn crafts (I cut patterns and pin and have my mom sew for me ). Last year I had an 80% handmade Christmas and friends and family loved it.
12/11/2011
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I'm hugely into crafting! Most of what I give out at Christmas has been handmade by me. I even get requests!
12/11/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I never have. Not opposed to it, just never tried.
12/11/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by BuckeyeGal04
Today I finished painting a pottery platter to give to my SIL for Christmas. It got me to thinking many people enjoy giving craft items from their heart to loved ones. I would love to hear what you've made for gifts this year or your most ... More
i've given knitted scarves, socks, etc before. this year i'm making little collages with photos of family members in them as their gifts. it's harder to do, but much more meaningful and so well worth it.
12/11/2011
Envy Envy
I used to, but I haven't in forever. It ranged anywhere from woodwork, to needlepoint, sewing, or just handcrafted cards.
12/11/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I'm starting a tradition of giving two or three people each year something knitted. I've knitted two scarves for friends in Boston, and I'm currently working on a wrap/hood for a visiting friend's toddler for this year.

I also bake a lot of stuff for people like helpful neighbors, the landlord, bosses, etc.
12/11/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
I give a ton of handmade gifts. Often baked goods.
12/11/2011
Daemonin Daemonin
I *usually* do drawings. I'm done to my last piece of Stonehenge that I'm using for two pictures a friend commissioned me to draw.

I may try collage if I get enough materials
12/11/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i've given knitted scarves, socks, etc before. this year i'm making little collages with photos of family members in them as their gifts. it's harder to do, but much more meaningful and so well worth it.
Indeed very meaningful! Those types of gifts always put a smile on someone's face! Very thoughtful of you!
12/12/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I'm starting a tradition of giving two or three people each year something knitted. I've knitted two scarves for friends in Boston, and I'm currently working on a wrap/hood for a visiting friend's toddler for this year.

I also ... More
That's awesome!! How wonderful to both give and receive something that you've put so much love into!
12/12/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by Lucidity
I give a ton of handmade gifts. Often baked goods.
Baked goods are always appreciated! Although it's not baked, I'm going to make Santa Hat Party Mix this year. It's just too darn cute not to!

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12/12/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by Daemonin
I *usually* do drawings. I'm done to my last piece of Stonehenge that I'm using for two pictures a friend commissioned me to draw.

I may try collage if I get enough materials
Now that sounds like some big talent you have!
12/12/2011
married with children married with children
Yes, I am making some woodworking gifts this year.
12/13/2011
geliebt geliebt
Yup! Mostly jewelry, but I'll whip something up regardless.
12/13/2011
GONE! GONE!
I do. Especially crocheted stuff and jewelry.
12/13/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
I think it's fantastic that so many of you are making a gift from the heart!
12/13/2011
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I actually like making presents more than just buying them, it feels a lot more heartfelt and sincere.
My mother and female relatives usually get jewelry but I've been known to make a nice sketchbook or journal for the guys too.
12/15/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I love crafting so I usually end up making a few gifts and buy the rest : )
12/17/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I actually like making presents more than just buying them, it feels a lot more heartfelt and sincere.
My mother and female relatives usually get jewelry but I've been known to make a nice sketchbook or journal for the guys too.
I think it is more heartfelt, very sweet, and so meaningful!
12/17/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
I love crafting so I usually end up making a few gifts and buy the rest : )
I'm like you. I've considered asking my family to have one Christmas that the only giving you give is something that you've made yourself. After all, Christmas is not about flashy gifts.
12/17/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
I hope everyone who made a special gift this year will have their hearts warmed when its given! Feel free to come back and let us know how your gift from the heart was received!
12/23/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
Crafting gets a bad rap. I always say it's "art" instead. And I make things if the situation seems right. Embroidered a Liberator Ramp (that I de-Liberator-ed) cover for my mom. Since we're moving soon, the Ramp will be a lot to move, and she was having trouble with her varicose veins, so I reworked the covers to look inconspicuous and embroider the Tree of Life on the top cover. Things like the Wedge or Ramp are good to keep the legs elevated to prevent blood from pooling.
12/23/2011
Mihoshi4301 Mihoshi4301
I'm definetly not an artsy person so I don't do any kind of crafts.
12/23/2011
SweetSurprise SweetSurprise
I make polymer clay pendants for some of my family and friends for Christmas. I also make name plaques for kids. I love crafting/playing with different mediums. I agree it's heartfelt when its made by you but a bought gift can be heartfelt too.
12/23/2011
GeekWife GeekWife
I crocheted scarves for everyone on my list one year. I only do it because I'm a cheapskate though lol.
12/23/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by True Pleasures
Crafting gets a bad rap. I always say it's "art" instead. And I make things if the situation seems right. Embroidered a Liberator Ramp (that I de-Liberator-ed) cover for my mom. Since we're moving soon, the Ramp will be a lot to ... More
Good point! It's art! That's so thoughtful of you to do that for your mom!
12/29/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Quote:
Originally posted by SweetSurprise
I make polymer clay pendants for some of my family and friends for Christmas. I also make name plaques for kids. I love crafting/playing with different mediums. I agree it's heartfelt when its made by you but a bought gift can be heartfelt too.
The clay pendants reminds me of my great aunt. When we were young, she made all the females in our big family pendants or pins out of clay and hand painted them. I hope your gifts were just as cherished this year as they always have been!
12/29/2011
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