Help your favorite Organizer greet 2011 in style with these fun ideas, (ideas which are also perfect for folks who could use a little extra help with organization… Ahem!…).

Make It

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Natalie from Craftzine encourages you to use what you already have on hand to make this Anticipation Calendar for those who love to countdown!
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Keep all their notables organized in a pretty folder using Melissa’s Stationary Storage Tutorial at One Crafty Mumma.
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Contents are easily seen in this Peek-A-Boo Toy Sack from Toni at Make It Perfect. A few of these in any room will help tidy things up.
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Vanessa of Little Big Girl Studio shows you how to make this Meal Planning Organizer. With pockets for coupons, daily recipes and a grocery list, meal time can be a breeze!
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Give them a place to park their phones with this Phone Organzier from Sarah Nielsen.
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Karen at Sew Many Ways designed this Car Caddy to stash all her sewing supplies while on the road. These would be great for kids in the backseat as well!

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Hand-Stamped Clothing Labels, Laminated Fabric Recipe Cards & Recipe Folder, Work, Write, Clean & Tidy, Organize, and Gifts for Multi-taskers.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Buy It

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Add some color to your organization with this wooden magazine holder from Jim and Jenny at Paperdoll Woodshop. Check out their shop for more cool colors and other modern woodwork.

Mix It

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Nutmeg Nanny shares her recipe for Blood Orange Bars for a new twist to an ordinary treat.

Print It

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Add a bit of cheer to their list-making with this Merry Little Christmas Note Paper from Trillustrations.

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win one of these books! Visit our prize lists to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

Koji DIY Kit, a “Wee Wonderfuls” Project

By Hillary Lang, STC Craft

From the Publisher:

Welcome to the world of Wee Wonderfuls. This kit includes everything you’ll need to make Koji, a fiercely cute spiked softie monster, from Hillary Lang’s new Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love.

By Sharon Bowers
(Storey Publishing, $14.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-548-3)

From the Publisher:

Build a candy fantasy! Sharon Bowers shows you how to use ordinary store-bought candy and cookies as the raw material for a brand-new kind of crafting. Top a sheet cake with a crushed-cookie racetrack, tiny candy cars, and a candy pit crew—and watch the delight on your birthday boy’s face. Set out fudge-striped cookies and peanut butter cups to keep small family members busy making pilgrim hats on Thanksgiving Day. Spend a rainy afternoon with your kids, making a pirate ship complete with little pirates made of licorice and candy corn. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions for making dozens of things children love, including spaceships, butterflies, a fairy-tale castle, a dump truck, planes, Egyptian pyramids, aliens, a steam train, Christmas trees, Easter eggs, and much more — all crafted with candy. The sweet possibilities are endless!

By Samantha Cotterill
(Stash Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1607050064)

From the Publisher:

You’ll love these charming felt softies with European flair. Make your own story with “uptown” sophisticates or “down country” folks. Add a brownstone, a cottage, or even a double-decker bus and a London phone booth to give your little people plenty of places to go and things to do!

Green Grocery Bag Challenge

The Green Grocery Bag Challenge is a project to encourage sewists to wrap their holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags, thus reducing the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream while simultaneously getting multi-use bags into the hands of consumers. Please include Mother Earth in your holiday plans. Read more here and join us on The Green Grocery Bag Challenge Facebook page where we’ll be posting wrapping ideas, sewing patterns and tips for reducing waste this holiday season.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)… Gift ideas for:

28 ~ Teens
27 ~ Eco-Conscious
26 ~ Deck the Halls
25 ~ Artists
24 ~ Co-Workers
23 ~ New Parents
22 ~ Scholars
21 ~ Sports Fans
20 ~ Audiophiles
19 ~ Deck the Halls
18 ~ Dads & Grandpas
17 ~ Hipsters
16 ~ Pet Lovers
15 ~ College Students
14 ~ Teachers
13 ~ Foodies
12 ~ Deck the Halls
11 ~ Sleepyheads
10 ~ Travelers
9 ~ Preschool Kids
8 ~ Outdoor Adventurers
7 ~ Tweens
6 ~ Crafters
5 ~ Deck the Halls
4 ~ Moms & Grandmas
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Girlfriends
1 ~ Imaginative Friends

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.