We are snowed in today. HOORAY!! Well, except for Steve. He still had to ice-skate his car down the freeway to his job this morning. I think we’re going to find some hills to sled down after nap/quiet time. Wish us luck! ;)
Anyway, just for fun, I compiled a lengthy project list today. I get emailed a lot about certain project themes and where more projects in this theme can be found. Like, if I have a bunch of wedding gift ideas, more baby gift ideas, some ideas on how to decorate a certain room, etc. If you check out my tutorial button above (up in my header), you’ll see a bunch of categories that I included to help organize this mess of projects here on my blog. But I get it, it can be overwhelming. So, I think here and there, I’m going to dig into all the old posts and share a compilation of projects that I get asked about quite a bit……all in one post.
I guess I could add 17 more categories to my tutorial section up above……but, well, this is more fun! And I hope it’s more helpful.
So, first up? Kid Gift Ideas. And there’s more than 50 of them. Wow! I have forgotten about so many of these projects.
Some are ones you’ve seen recently……but others have been buried for 3-4 years. So, hopefully this will help, especially when you need a quick reference.
So, here you go:
First up…….every child has a favorite book. How about whipping up a Felt Toy Truck to match a favorite truck character:
Oh, little girls and their hair. Whip up a few Simple Felt Hair Clips and keep that hair out of their eyes.
You know those little feet that aren’t quite ready to keep flip-flops on……but they’re too big for the toddler flip-flops with the strap on the back. Let’s fix that with some Interchangeable Flip-Flop Back Straps:
Raise your hand if you have piles of old cardboard in your garage/storage. Use it up and create some Cardboard Guitars:
Do you have a missing glove? Use the lonely one and turn it into a friendly little Bunny Doll:
Need a little sack to stuff some mini gifts into? Try these Goody Bag Cinch Sacks:
Know any handy men? Make their job easier and whip them up a Fabric Tool Belt:
Cut out some paper dolls and attach them to some sticky magnet sheets. Instant Magnetic Paper Dolls:
Belts are fun for both girls and boys. All you need is 5 minutes to make your own Simple Ribbon Belt:
Turn your little artist’s Drawing into a Stuffed Toy/Doll:
Ooooh, I know you have a pile of ill-fitting sweaters up in your closet. Turn them into little Sweater Hats:
Does your kiddo have a favorite book? Turn a Scene from the Book into Artwork for their bedroom:
Kids love sticky messes. Let them stick their fingers into some Homemade Gak:
Make someone smile and make them one of these sweet little Fabric Stuffed Turtles:
Need art in just the right colors? Make your own Painted Canvas Artwork:
Help your little artist stay organized and make them a Crayon Roll:
“Hut! Hut! Hike!” Keep those ears warm with a little Fleece Football Hat:
Don’t like to sew? All you need to know is how to tie knots to create this No-Sew Tutu:
Oh my, these little customizable Fabric Dolls will surely melt your heart as you construct them:
Do you know any Fancy Nancy fans? How about making them an extra frilly collection of Fancy Nancy Dress-Up Items:
Grab some scraps of fabric and turn them into Full and Textured Flowers for hair, clothing, bags, etc:
Who wouldn’t love to cuddle with their very own Monster Pillow:
Give a unique gift of new bath toys…….but don’t forget to help keep things tidy and make a Mesh Bath Toy Bag to go with it:
Giving a doll as a gift? Add a few clothing items…..and don’t forget the Doll Panties:
Create a unique piece of art with this 3D Butterfly Wall Display:
Toys, toys, and more toys. Help keep those toys organized with some Clear Toy Storage Bags:
No need to have sewing skills for these Satin Flower Headbands:
How about giving a collection of Sippy Cups as a gift? But don’t forget the Sippy Cup Leash:
Kids love to color. Create your own Customized Crayons from ice cube tray molds:
Sometimes sun hats don’t have a chin strap…….but we all know they are so useful. So before gifting one, be sure and Add Your Own Straps to your Sun Hat:
Let those kids use their imagination and give them a Fort – Table Cover:
Okay, no excuses that you don’t have enough cash to make a new gift. Rip up some old Tshirts and make some 5 Strand Braided Headbands:
How about some simple 2 sided Stuffed Elephants and Giraffes:
Let’s keep it simple and create a collection of No-Slip Hair Clips:
Oh gee……little toddlers have the hardest time staying close by while at the store, bank, post office, etc. Create a very simple Toddle Bag Handle to fix that and rescue a frustrated parent that you may know:
Not enough room for a doll bed in your kiddos room? How about making a Doll Bed out of a Shelf (including hanging storage), and hang it from the wall?
This one can be used as decor or for a doll skirt…….but here’s how to make a Fabric/Tulle Skirt:
One of my very favorite gifts to make……….a Fabric Fishy Purse, that opens at the mouth:
Oh my word…..girls young and old would love to twirl in a Full and Fluffy Pettiskirt:
Give the gift of something cozy and soft and whip up a Snuggly Owl Pillow:
Have lots of scraps laying around? Sew them together and create a darling Scrap-Pieced Belt:
Make sure you’re ready for that first lost tooth and create a darling Tooth Fairy Pouch for the occassion:
Use a little bit of that elastic thread and gift some Shirred Fabric Flowers for clips or headbands:
Oh yes! Turning old sweaters into baby leggings will make you feel resourceful. But more than that, they turn out so cute!!
No more artwork scattered on the floor. Create a Artwork Display Frame out of an old un-loved frame:
Need a place to put the little toys you’re giving as a gift? Make a customized Little Pieces Toy Sack to put them in:
Babies/toddlers need diapers……..and so do their dolls and stuffed animals. So whip up a few Fabric Dolly Diapers for your little ones:
Need to spice up a wall? Create some Little Birdie Wall Hangings:
And whew, that about wraps it up.
Hope that helps while you’re on the search to make the perfect gift for some little kiddo in your life.