Today’s ideas are all for gifts kids can make! Help spread the holiday joy and share these fun ideas with kids. (Of course they’re fun for adults to make too!)…

Did you see the post about Giveaway Day?! Have you marked your calendar for December 9th?

Today’s Guest Curator: Anna from Hoot’n Haller

Anna from Hoot’n Haller writes that the gift ideas she found today aren’t necessarily geared towards children, “but the projects are all very simple and kids will be able to stitch them up or put them together with the guidance of an adult.” Anna quilts and teaches sewing classes in Maryland. She loves owls, sews up a storm and she’s graduate student at the University of Maryland (where she is also a “house mom” for a great group of men). Visit Hoot’n Haller for more from Anna!

Make It


Lavender Sachets
The ever-talented Carrie of Such Designs shows you how easy it is to make these lovely Lavender Sachets.


Envelope Pillows
Krista’s Envelope Pillows at The Happy Housie are “simple, speedy and stuffed!”


Fabric Scrap Mousepad
Make an easy Fabric Scrap Mousepad with Joy’s tutorial at How Joyful.


Fabric Flowers
These easy Fabric Flowers from Huckleberry Love would make fun pins, clips and more.


Fabric Statement Necklace
Use wood beads and favorite fabric for the Fabric Statement Necklace from See Kate Sew.


Easy Pillowcase
Michelle and her daughter from Hi Mamma shared how they love to make these Easy Pillowcases at Sew Mama Sew.


Rubber Stamps
Create and use a set of Rubber Stamps for holiday cards, holiday wrapping and more! Abby from While She Naps showed us how easy it is to carve the stamps here at Sew Mama Sew.


No-Sew Bowls
Use Mod Podge to make these No-Sew Bowls with Bronwyn’s tutorial at Red Brolly.


Rag Wreath
Decorate with a new a holiday Rag Wreath, made with favorite fabrics and this tutorial at Pops and Podge.


Happy Hostess Gift Box
Jennifer at JCasa *handmade shows you how to make this simple and sophisticated Happy Hostess Gift Box here at Sew Mama Sew.


Super Easy Coasters
You could sew a great set of these Super Easy Coasters from Actually Amy!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Sewing With Kids tutorials

Mix It


Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies
The Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers are made with Devil’s Food cake mix!


Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Emma and Elsie always share delicious drink recipes, so we’re sure this Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate at A Beautiful Mess will be a treat.

Print It


Winter Printable
Get cozy and calm by the fire as you color this Winter Printable from Lindsay at Pen & Paint. (Maybe as you sip a mug of that hot chocolate above?!)

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Win a $25 gift certificate to Fashionable Fabrics! Fashionable Fabrics is a unique fashion fabric boutique for all of your designer fashion fabric needs.

Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
(US Winners Only)

Author: Barbara Parry
Publisher: Roost Books

Barbara Parry’s Springdelle Farm revolves around the sheep, llamas and goats that contribute to her signature farm yarns. Follow Barbara through a year on the farm— from lambing and caring for her flock to shearing and preparing fiber for yarn— and get an insider’s view of life on a fiber farm, all told through the eyes of a veteran shepherdess and textile artisan. Along the way, discover techniques for spinning and dyeing natural fibers and patterns from top knitwear designers.

Crochet at Play: Fun Hats, Scarves, Clothes, and Toys for Kids to Enjoy
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kat Goldin
Publisher: Running Press

Projects ranging from one-of-a-kind hats, blankets, and cardigans to mermaid-tail sleeping bags, hedgehog mittens, ballet slippers and toys for the play room make this an irresistible collection of crochet projects to make for babies and toddlers. The book is organized into four chapters for: Head and Shoulders (capelets, wizard hats); Fingers, Knees, and Toes (ballet slippers, hedgehog mittens); Whole Self (silver birch tunic, wolf cardigan); Play Room (star rug, sleepy octopus pillow). Photography of the 30 projects modeled on adorable tots throughout make the book truly precious. Suitable for crocheters of all abilities, Crochet at Play is a must-have for crafty parents, grandparents, and aunts.

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Are you a do-it-yourselfer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the book you’ve been waiting for— all new simple and timeless creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, popular Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 easy-to-sew flexible patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply, by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide in transforming fabric to fabulous.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 26: One Gift for All
November 25: Fast Christmas Decorations
November 24: Toys for Kids
November 23: Ornaments
November 22: Deck the Halls
November 21: Stockings + Tree Skirts
November 20: Gifts for College Kids
November 19: Gifts for Men
November 18: Gifts for People Who Sew
November 17: Accessories
November 16: Gifts for Grandparents
November 15: Holiday Fun
November 14: Repurposed/Upcycled Gifts
November 13: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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