Condo Blues: 16 of the Best Gift Ideas for Creative Crafters

Sunday, December 11, 2016

16 of the Best Gift Ideas for Creative Crafters

Do you have a crafty or creative person on your gift giving list? The one who isn’t shy about making a thoughtful knitting or crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch or sewing gift and you’d like to reciprocate but that just isn’t in your mad skill wheelhouse?

I hear you AND I can help you because I but together a guide giving guide for crafters and creative types of things they’ll love to use to make gifts or they are kits with everything included so YOU have everything to make a unique gift for them if you like!

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide for People Who Like to Make You Crafts and Stuff

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 I Can't Adult Today Counted Cross Stitch Kit – Who says cross stitching designs have to be all hearts and flowers?

  Simply Stunning Art Journals -  Do you know someone who scrapbooks? Or do know someone who makes art journal but wants ideas how  know how to make their inspirational art journal ideas to a different level to make more eye-catching designs? Craftsy video classes do not expire, you can play them as many times as you like, AND allow you to email the instructor with questions!

Pair the Art Journals class with a blank notebook to make it an extra thoughtful gift! Two of my favorite blank journals are:
  • Always be a Harold. Spiral Notebook by Jenny Lawson the bloggess – Some of you may not find this your cup of tea because of the language. However this 6.5" x 8.75" blank spiral lined journal speaks to me because someone said the same thing to me as Harold: I couldn’t be a ballet dancer because I’m so short.   

 Always be a Harold. Spiral Notebook

Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine – I needed a new sewing machine and have always wanted to try machine embroidery but wasn’t sure if I would use a dedicated (and expensive) embroidery sewing machine. I bought the Brother as the best of both affordable worlds five months ago and I am happy to say I’m glad I did. This is easy to thread (important for beginners!) and comes with 67 sewing stitches and sews very well. Slide the embroidery deck (shown below) onto the machine automatically puts in it into 4 inch by 4 inch embroidery mode. It comes with 70 built in embroidery designs and 5 lettering fonts and allows you to upload custom embroidery files.  One-touch automatic thread cutter cuts your top and bobbin thread with ease

Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson -the author of the blog and book Mod Podge Rocks! Not only does Amy’s book show you how to make 110 washi tape crafts but her books comes with 10 rolls of custom design washi tape.

See Better, Draw Better: Exercises for Beginners – on line course instructor Kateri Ewing says truly seeing is the key to successful drawings and starts class by explaining exactly what this means. Topics include a breakdown of various drawing tools and materials and exercises to  train your hands and your eyes to work together for fantastic drawings.


Circle Bezel Necklace Embroidery Kit by Dimensions Crafts to make for or give the kit as a gift to your favorite crafter



Handmade red yarn bowl by Popjoy Pottery -  Your favorite knitter or crocheter (or even yourself!) will appreciate this handmade wheel thrown stoneware clay yarn bowl featuring multiple options for feeding yard through the bowl. The date made and artist’s signature are on the bottom along with NC USA stamped on the foot ring.

I want one and I don't knit. It's cute!

Tuck the Knit Faster With Peruvian Knitting Class by Craftsy inside the yarn bowl as an extra special gift. In this course you will learn how to speed up your stitches and perfect your purl without skimping on color or texture as knitting expert Andrea Wong  introduces you to one of the fastest styles of knitting.

Adult Dot to Dot, Scratch Off, and Coloring BooksAdult coloring books are low key way to get creative and have been around for awhile. Not into coloring? Be a trendsetter with an adult dot to dot or adult scratch off book!Here are a few of my favorites.


  • The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1

What  kind of creative gifts do you like to give and receive?

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