Handmade Holidays Nov. 13: Gifts for Music Lovers/Musicians

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The holidays are always a great time to gather together and make music. There’s just something about music that warms the soul and lightens the spirit. So sing, dance, be merry and make something for that special musical person in your life this holiday season!

Today’s Guest Curator: Emily Flippin Maruna

Emily Flippin Maruna lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two little girls. She enjoys sewing, reading, making music, baking, party planning, teaching and bringing stylish design to everything she does. You can find her at The Handmade Experiment.

Look for her designs and creative works under the label Sew Flippin Cool.

From Emily: I’m so happy to be getting a chance to share some of the wonderful tutorials that I’ve found. Making handmade gifts is something that always makes me happy, especially around the holidays. It’s usually cheaper, more creative and a heck of a lot more fun than fighting the masses at the mall. I hope this list gives you some inspiration and joy. I’m sure feeling inspired after making it and my Must Make list is growing by the minute!

My Dad is a piano player, my husband plays bass guitar, my daughters trumpet and piano, and I play guitar and drums. You could say I know a thing or two about what a musician might want for the holidays. And I’m betting you know at least a few musicians too. If not, you at least know someone with an appreciation for rock, classical, country or soul. How could you not? Music makes the world go round.

I hope you find this list as inspiring as I do. May your holidays be full of peace, joy and music. Lots of music!

Make It

Quilted Ukulele Case
Don’t you want to sew one of these adorable Quilted Ukulele Carrying Cases from Mommy by Day Crafter by Night?! We love the fabric Ashley used!

Guitar Strap
You can never have too many accessories! The vintage flour sack patches that Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life used in her Guitar Strap are so cool; we love all of the bright colors!

Piano Bench Cushion
Any pianist would love this comfy looking Piano Bench Cushion from Just A Slice of Life in Perfect’s Kathy Green!

Sheet Music Candle
This Sheet Music Candle by Misty of Cameo Events for Apple Brides would make a great hostess, holiday wedding or office party gift. They really are special!

Boombox Pillow
I’m Feeling Crafty’s Boombox Pillow is such a great “out-of-the-box” gift, and will look awesome on any music lover’s bed.

Lined Canvas Tote
Depending on the fabric you choose, this Lined Canvas Tote from The Inspired Wren would be a wonderful gift for any friend or family member who takes music lessons. A couple of lesson books, a book to read while they wait and a healthy snack would all fit nicely in this handy bag. Look for fabric with music notes or piano keys on it for an extra fun touch!

T-Shirt Rag Quilt
Jera from Quilting in the Rain turned old punk rock t-shirts into a T-Shirt Rag Quilt! If you’ve got a rock tee collector in your midst, this just might be the perfect gift this year. Make one for the new baby out of Dad’s old holey tees or even better, combine your t-shirt collections and make a quilt for the master bedroom!

Chevron Studded Jacket
Emily writes, “Man, I can still remember Christmas my sophomore year of high school when my Dad got me a black leather motorcycle jacket. I was SO excited! My boyfriend at the time came over and we immediately began distressing it by running over it with his car. Ha! I’m surprised my parents didn’t kill me. Definitely one of the best Christmases of my youth! I wish I’d had Studs and Pearls’ Chevron Studded Jacket tutorial back then! I think this would be a great project to do as a gift for your boy/girl friend. Rock ‘n Roll!”

Cable Cozy
What a great idea for all of those cords and cables! liveit.loveit.makeit.’s awesome Cable Cozy is a tidy organizing solution. No more broken cables due to bending and twisting!

Vinyl Record Book
For lyric writing, playlists or ticket scrapbooking, Homemade Ginger has a great Record Book that reuses old vinyl. Go to a resale shop and pick up some crazy records for cheap, or use ones the kids have scratched up and are no longer playable. Look for colored vinyl or interesting record art to really inspire. Maybe you could make a bookmark out of an old 45 adapter?!

Lace Tambourine
Erica from Honestlywtf made a bunch of these lovely Lace Tambourine as wedding favors, but we think they would also be a great gift for a teenage/twenty-something girl, a young kid or even as holiday decorations. Having a caroling party? These would make a nice party favor!

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Music Lovers, Summer Reading Library Book Bag (Perfect for music too!)

Mix It

Natural Patchouli + Fir Homemade Hand Cream Recipe
If you have a friend who plays a string instrument they’re going to love this thoughtful gift. Using all natural ingredients, Rebecca from Soap Deli News Blog has come up with a recipe for those shredded fingers. Make a big batch of Natural Patchouli + Fir Homemade Hand Cream, scoop it into jam jars, stick a cool label on it and you can check a bunch of names off your holiday gift giving list!

Print It

Free Lyric Printable
lostbumblebee has taken a line from a favorite song and turned it into this nifty Free Lyric Printable. Framed or just rolled up with a fun ribbon, this could be a really creative, personal gift to give to someone you know who feels the same way. Even if you’re not an Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes fan, lostbumblebee has lots of free printables so pick your favorite! Just be sure to read her printing instructions if you have any questions.

Win It

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Here’s a link to all of our prizes for WEEK TWO!

Here Comes Winter: Quilted Projects to Warm Your Home
(US + Canada shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: Jeanne Large, Shelley Wicks
Publisher: Martingale

Inspired by the frosty winters of Saskatchewan, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks are back with more of the whimsical designs that have enchanted quilters around the world. This cheery collection is packed like Santa’s sleigh with 19 festive projects.

  • Make your home cozy all winter with decorative projects ranging in size and shape from pillows and banners to wall hangings, table runners, and lap quilts.
  • Find lots of options for showcasing fun wintertime motifs including Christmas trees, lights, reindeer, snowmen, and a snowflake or two.
  • Enjoy the simple piecing, charming chunky appliqué, and earthy color palette that Jeanne and Shelley are known for.

Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms
(US-only shipping, no P.O. boxes.)

Author: From the Editors of Stitch Magazine
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Stitch readers can’t get enough of pillows and other home décor accessories. Perhaps it’s because home décor items are among the most accessible of sewing projects: quick to make, no fitting required and fun to show off. And what better place to use and showcase these items than where you lay your head? Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms will bring together a colorful, sensory feast of favorite and fresh projects that are easy on the eye and just a little bit sultry. Readers will learn new skills and find creative ways to make their sleeping quarters a showplace for handmade items. The book will include 5 new and 15 repurposed magazine projects as well as sidebars and tip boxes on specific techniques that are used in the projects, offering tips and troubleshooting advice for construction, hand stitching, working with fabrics and embellishing. A “Sewing Basics” reference section at the back of the book covers sewing skills necessary for creating all projects.

Handcrafted Christmas
(US-only shipping.)

Author: Susan Waggoner
Publisher: STC Craft

Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look.

Stitch It Simple
(US + Canada shipping.)

Author: Beth Sheard
Publisher: Taunton Press

Instant gratification! These 25 stylish projects are aimed at novice stitchers and crafters, who find the gorgeous range of quilting fabrics inspiring, but are looking for easier, smaller scale projects. Best of all, they make up fast and beautifully. Simply explained with no-fuss sewing instructions, these are projects you’ll really enjoy making!

The Little Spark: 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity
(US-only shipping, eBooks to international winners.)

Author: Carrie Bloomston
Publisher: C&T Publishing

30 ways to cultivate a creative life and fill your days with a passion for living. You were born with a creative spark inside. Do you look at yourself now and wonder if the spark has gone out? Ignite that inner fire with the 30 engaging exercises, fun activities, inspirational images, and motivating ideas in this book. Learn what your Little Spark of creative passion looks like, how to capture it, and how to make room for it in your life. Read the book cover-to-cover and use it as a month-long creative road map or just dip into the exercises as your time and inclination allow. Either way, you will change your life.

  • Light your inner fire with 30 “sparks”: exercises, activities, and lessons that help you discover and nurture your creative passions.
  • Live a more creative life, whether or not you consider yourself an artist.
  • Do one spark every day, week, or whenever the spirit moves you.
  • Find the gifts that come from doing what you really love – joy, connection, meaning, and contentment.

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270 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 13: Gifts for Music Lovers/Musicians

  1. Tina in MT says:

    I am starting the lined canvas tote asap.

  2. Mhairi (Aust) says:

    The boom box pillow is very cool and I love the cord cosy too. That is another great idea for keeping things tidy.

  3. Anna in OH says:

    Some good ideas there.

  4. Becky in Georgia says:

    Thank you for sharing the great ideas! Love the cable holder!

  5. Kay in IL says:

    Lots of music lovers in my family, my son would love the boombox pillow.

  6. Whitney M in SC says:

    those record books are a great idea!

  7. Judi says:

    This is such a great list!

  8. Judi B in VA says:

    I might have to make a batch of hand cream now!

  9. Liz says:

    That cable cozy is a great idea!

  10. WOW! If this doesn’t get you motivated to make some great Christmas gifts, nothing will. Thanks to all who have contributed and have made creating for Christmas that much easier.

  11. Jo says:

    Saved a bunch of these — great collection, great job!

  12. sarah in nd says:

    the candles and seat cushion would make a great set for my mom!!

  13. deborah in az says:

    i almost wish i hadn’t gotten a divorce… my ex-husband would LOVE that ukulele case. it’s too beautiful!

    would love to win ‘the little spark’ or ‘beautiful bedrooms.’

    thank you for an awesome post! also, i love your eyeliner, emily!

  14. Cristine in tx says:

    ooh I suddenly know what my guitar playing brother is getting for Christmas. 🙂

  15. Veronica Young says:

    Those candles are absolutely delightful! I know a music teacher who just set up house who might enjoy the heck out of those.

  16. Julianne Ross says:

    perfect ideas for our music family

  17. Alison in MD says:

    The cable cozy is practical.

  18. Faith Pray says:

    “The Little Spark” looks like an intriguing read!

  19. Stacy in PA says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  20. Crystal Pelkey says:

    That adorable tote is on my “to make” list!

  21. Debbi Crowl says:

    Cool Lace Tambourine! I have a couple of granddaughter’s that would love them! From CO

  22. Julia D in WA says:

    That boom box pillow is. rad!

  23. Hilary in mn says:

    I want the cord cozy

  24. Shannon says:

    Lovely lace tambourine: my daughters piano teacher may get a music candle this Christmas!

  25. Maria J. from Texas says:

    Love the Cables Cozy idea! I’ve done a few in the past but single ones. I’ll definitely will do this to keep my Wii U cables together! Thanks for all the opportunity to win these awesome prizes!

  26. Afton in NM says:

    I’m loving this series. These are great ideas!

  27. EmSewCrazy says:

    Lovely ideas! Thanks!
    Emily from MT

  28. Java Jane NC says:

    The cable cozy is a perfect gift item! Brilliant.

  29. Mary H in CO says:

    I’m going to make the cable cozy for ME!

  30. Sherri says:

    Great tutorials!

  31. Anna (64colorbox) in FL says:

    I want to make those music candles. They are lovely.

  32. Carol in IL says:

    The Lined Canvas Tote looks lovely!

  33. Carol in IL says:

    The selection and variety are amazing!

  34. Cindy in ND says:

    It’s definitely cold enough for Christmas here in North Dakota.

  35. Linda Fleming says:

    Love the lacey tambourine and ukulele case.

  36. Samantha in CA says:

    Wonderful ideas. Thanks.

  37. amber says:

    In NY: Boom box pillow for the win! What a great idea!

  38. Nan in WVa says:

    Love the cable cozy

  39. Veronica says:

    in the USA. I love the ukulele case and the tambourines! So sweet and fun! Thank you!

  40. Claudia in TN says:

    Lots of music lovers in mind for these gifts.

  41. Michelle Smith in Michigan says:

    I am really digging the vinyl record book. What a unique idea!

    Michelle Smith in Michigan

  42. Bobby says:

    Cable cozy is now on my list of must makes!

  43. Judy in OR says:

    I love the sheet music candles.

  44. Charlotte in GA says:

    very cool ideas today! Thank you so much!!

  45. Jansie in TX says:

    That guitar strap is perfect. Thanks!!

  46. Holly says:

    Love the cable cozy!

  47. jen says:

    I love the boom box pillow! My nephew would love that. Shoot, my brother would love that! I’m in San Antonio, TX

  48. Annette in NM says:

    Great ideas!

  49. kim t. in wa says:

    great ideas!

  50. Carrie says:

    What a great collection of ideas/tutorials! I’ve pinned a couple of them. Carrie in IL

  51. Karen A says:

    More fun projects to be inspired by.

  52. Whitner in AL says:

    Thank you for these! It makes holiday shopping/creating so much easier!

  53. Jenn in SD says:

    I love the uke case, and the guitar strap!

  54. auschick in va says:

    Love that boombox pillow!

  55. Jess says:

    Ooops . . . forgot to leave my location. I’m in Washington.

  56. Jess says:

    The sheet music candle looks like just the thing for my grandmother.

  57. Laurie in CO says:

    I love that tote bag- so sturdy!

  58. Sonja says:

    Those candles!!!!

  59. carolyn montgomery says:

    i love the tote, it would be great for everyone musical or not.

  60. I’ll definitely be putting these to good use!

  61. Chiska in WY says:

    I love that ukulele case! Great ideas.

  62. Ren says:

    Thanks, Emily, for including my Lined Canvas Tote in such a great round-up. These project lists are fabulous!

  63. Dana says:

    I love thw ukelele case! Such thoughtful ideas!

  64. Love the cable cozy and the lace tambourine. Wonderful ideas!

  65. Kim in WI says:

    Any one of these would make a wonderful gift,,,,that cable cozey has my daughters name on it!!!

  66. Teresa says:

    Love the cable cozy and patchouli and fir lotion. : )

  67. Ellee in CA says:

    The tote and the piano bench cover — I need to make these for gifts this year for sure!

  68. Liz F says:

    Love the ukelele cover and the piano bench cover. Very clever. Would love to win “Here Comes Winter”.

  69. beth in nc says:

    Those music candles are lovely.

  70. Ethel says:

    I love the “Here Comes Winter” book. From GA.

  71. Joan says:

    Those music sheet candles rock!!

  72. Morgan D. says:

    The boom box pillow and cable cozy are awesome!

  73. Béatrice says:

    I’m loving all the projects ! (France)

  74. Love the Ukelele case!

  75. Lorinda in WA says:

    Great projects! I’m going to make the Canvas tote for myself to take to piano lessons. I think I’ll also doll up my pink guitar strap with some pretty fabric! Thanks for the ideas.

  76. Anna says:

    My mother needs a cable cozy – she has embraced the technology, but not so much the cables that come with it!

  77. MarjoryW in Ohio says:

    The cable cozy is a great idea!

  78. Linda L. in ON says:

    Those sheet music candles are amazing!

  79. Prachi in WA says:

    Love the canvas tote and the sheet music candles !

  80. Julia S in WA says:

    I love the guitar strap and cable cozy.

  81. Connie J in CO says:

    I made the ukulele case for a special kiddo the other day! Can’t wait for her to open it at Christmas!

  82. Lynne Tilley says:

    I’m definitely checking out the ukulele cover! My daughter-in-law has a ukulele and it would be such a neat thing to make for her !!!

  83. Vicki says:

    What a fun list of exciting projects.

  84. Becky K in Ohio says:

    Extra nice projects!! Thanx!

  85. Carla says:

    I think that cable cozy would be really cool to have, and to give as a gift. Lots of great ideas!

  86. Jill in California says:

    Loving the guitar strap and the boom box pillows!

  87. Sue in VA says:

    Ah the scent of patchouli; it takes me back.

  88. Melissa in NM says:

    What wonderful ideas, I really want to try the hand salve.

  89. Amber in UT says:

    Love the ukulele case. What fun!

  90. Liesel says:

    That cable cozy is a genius idea!

  91. Trisha in Maine says:

    I love the record notebook!!

  92. Kylie C in OR says:

    Love the record books.

  93. Wow, great ideas for today!

  94. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove the Canvas Tote! & the Cable Cozy!!! Waht a grrrrrreat idea! 🙂

  95. Mrs. C in TN says:

    I’ve been meaning to make a ukulele case for awhile now!

  96. Bev in Alberta, Canada says:

    All very nice projects.

  97. Brooke in NY says:

    Love that patchouli hand salve… My husband isn’t a musician, but he is a rock climber and he could totally use this!

  98. Margaret Schindler says:

    What great inspiration for all my Christmas gifts.

  99. Sandy in WA says:

    The hand cream looks like it be a good gift for my nurse friends–we always have dry skin from washing our hands so often.

  100. Becky says:

    Love the record album journal!

  101. DebbieKL says:

    Ha! My husbands band t-shirts are too well loved to quilt with! Great idea though.

  102. Ramona from MI says:

    I love the music sheet candle. So beautiful. I also love the tote bag.

  103. Deanne in NC says:

    Like the Sheet Music covered candles – great gift idea.

  104. Rachel in IL says:

    Love the uke case tutorial!

  105. Kathy h in Pa. says:

    I know many musicians and love these ideas.

  106. Marcia says:

    Loved the “record” book!

  107. Thunder in FL says:

    And yet again…more great ideas!! Thanks

  108. Heidi in SD says:

    Sheet music candle! Love!

  109. Morgan says:

    With lots of musicians in my life, this list has the wheels turning for sure!

  110. Melanie in AZ says:

    The t-shirt quilt and cable cosy are definitely being added to my to do list.

  111. SamRI says:

    great ideas!

  112. That cable cozy is fantastic!

  113. Kati in FL says:

    Love the tshirt rag quilt and the vinyl record books!!!

  114. Judy says:

    Love the “banners” within the quilt on the cover of Here Comes Winter.

  115. Fawn says:

    yay!!!! Now I’ve figured out what gifts to make for my niece who is taking guitar lessons! yay for the guitar strap and hand salve, one more person figured out! Thanks everyone!

  116. Barbara P in OR says:

    Fun fun… I have some music lovers around!

  117. Allyson in OH says:

    I love these ideas! I should try making the guitar strap – I’ve made covers for my current ones, but have never tried sewing one like this. Maybe I’ll add it to my list of Christmas presents to make:)

  118. Rachel in CA says:

    Love that cable cozy! I think I’ll have to make one for myself, too!

  119. Love the bag 🙂

  120. Barbara W in Fl says:

    Love the candles, sweet and simple.

  121. Charlene says:

    I wished that I had seen this sooner. Love the wall hanging.

  122. Wendy in OR says:

    I like the chevron studded jacket.

  123. Lee in MI says:

    I love the guitar strap! thanks!

  124. Cheryl says:

    My daughter plays drums, and would love some of these

  125. Cary says:

    Here Comes Winter looks like a great book. I like the cord organizer listed in today’s projects.

  126. Mandi in CO says:

    I like the piano bench cushion!

  127. Kelly in TN says:

    My 3-year old would love the piano bench cushion. What a neat idea!

  128. Nancy McKenzie says:

    These are a few of my favourite things!

  129. Joanna in Canada says:

    That ukelele case makes me desperately wish that I played the ukelele!!

  130. Sandi says:

    The lace tambourine is adorable! Thanks for a chance to win. Sandi in NY

  131. Merribeth in MN says:

    Lovd the t-shirt rag quilt tutorial! Will definitely be using that one.

  132. Judi in MO says:

    So many great ideas

  133. Lesley says:

    Great ideas! I live in Oregon

  134. Kate F (North Carolina) says:

    Love the scrappy guitar strap!

  135. Kristina from VT says:

    Can’t wait to dive into the guitar strap and the quilted “guitar” case!

  136. Vivian Oaks says:

    I especially love the musical candle idea! That would be perfect for my daughter who teaches elementary orchestra! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  137. Gail says:

    Love the tambourines

  138. Karen McMahon says:

    They are great ideas!

  139. Donna in NC says:

    I love the cable cosy – I am going to make some for gifts.

  140. I love the sheet music candles!

  141. Beth T. in OR says:

    Today’s gifts are great and I need to get busy making a bunch of them. And today’s array of prizes is the best yet, which is saying something!

  142. cynthia says:

    what great gift ideas!

  143. Janelle ThietjeDunn in CO says:

    Omigosh! The ukulele case is sooo great!

  144. Mama Lusco says:

    Cool ideas! My kids would love the guitar strap.

  145. Tammy in MI says:

    Those candles are so neat looking!

  146. love the candles!

  147. Natalie in OH says:

    Lovely ideas! The piano bench cushion would be perfect for our bench!

  148. georgia says:

    What an awesome list! Great theme and fabulous ideas. Thanks, Emily!

  149. Karen in IN says:

    The lined tote looks awesome….very handy for gift giving!

  150. Ginger in MD says:

    I think I found my Christmas present to myself: a cable cozy.

  151. usairdoll in CA says:

    A Boombox Pillow, how fun!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

  152. Shannon P says:

    I basically love everything from today’s post! My husband could use a new guitar strap…we need a case for our ukulele…and my daughter would love a couple tambourines!

  153. Kat Hosking (australia) says:

    Some great ideas!

  154. Ginger in OH says:

    I’m going to try the cable cozy!

  155. Connie Rodriguez says:

    I like the pillows, the bench pillow and the boombox pillow

  156. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love the cable cozy. I need one of those for when we travel.

  157. Amy in IL says:

    i think the piano bench and the guitar strap are in my list now.

  158. Kay says:

    I love the lined canvas tote.

  159. Anneliese says:

    The ukulele case is so gorgeous! Who does not want to practise having such a cute case

  160. Lisa in MA says:

    What a great idea with the guitar strap! Such a quick and easy way to make a necessity into something a little more fun and personal.

  161. Enerle says:

    The biggest wish form my son is a gitarr to xmas. Now i found the wonderful carrying case 🙂

  162. Andy from NH says:

    My grandchildren will love the tambourine.

  163. Diane Beavers says:

    I’m already in my stash looking for vintage fabrics to make that guitar strap…how eclectic!
    Love the cable cozy too, now if I can just get all those cords untangled and inserted into my cozy when I get it quilted:)
    Diane in VA

  164. The candles are lovely and I love the guitar strap.

  165. Amanda in TX says:

    Wow, some great idea! I think I’m going to make a piano bench cushion immediately!

  166. Shannon says:

    I really like this collection — something new and unusual. Thank you!

  167. Lisa Marie in KY says:

    These gift lists have provided so much inspiration! Thanks!

  168. Marilyn in WA says:

    Love the music notes on the candles!!

  169. Sarah in PA says:

    Such wonderful ideas!

  170. Dawn Jones says:

    I have two musicians in my home, and even though no one has a Ukulele the guitar strap and cable cozy are awesome.

  171. Margaret says:

    My daughter has a uke- must make her a case now! I love the sheet music candles too- such a great idea!

  172. sangeetha says:

    Love that bag would be great for my little guy who carries 4 piano books to class. From OHio love books by stitch

  173. Lisa (in IN) says:

    Lots of creativity here! I’m more into things bookish, so the record book and canvas tote are what really caught my eyes. 🙂 Great list.

  174. sandy in Ohio says:

    The cable cozy is a great idea.

  175. Carol N. says:

    I am making the cable cozy for myself. Much better than stuffing them in a drawer! Love the record album book. Great ideas.

  176. christina in vt says:

    That boombox pillow is fun. My daughter would get a kick out of it.

  177. Laura in MD says:

    I love the sheet music candles!

  178. Kristie in WA says:

    Fun, inspiring ideas. Thanks!

  179. Heather in VT says:

    Great ideas, that boom box pillow is rad!

  180. Kristen says:

    that boom box pillow is awesome!

  181. Tracy Rizzo says:

    Love the boom box pillow and the cord case! Good ideas!

  182. Lisa in Georgia says:

    The sheet music candles are so elegant! They would make a wonderful hostess gift for the holidays.

  183. Margie says:

    My piano teacher is going to flip over those candles.

  184. Eleanor says:

    So many great ideas here!

  185. Sarah J. in OH says:

    The candles are so beautiful! My kids would love some homemade tambourines– looks fun! Thanks for sharing!

  186. Andrea S. says:

    That tambourine is adorable!

  187. Nickkole in NC says:

    Those tambourines are pretty! I think I know a toddler that would love one 🙂

  188. Katie in CA says:

    Like the idea of the t-shirt quilt, but not sure my husband is willing to part with his Ts!

  189. Anne says:

    Loved the chevron jacket and cord roll.

  190. Brie says:

    Love that Cable Cozy!

  191. Jess says:

    Ahh, why did I not ever think to use T-shirts for a rag quilt before? That’s perfect for the pile of team t-shirts I’ve got around here!!!


  192. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Now I wish I had a ukelele, just so I could make a case. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  193. Carmen N says:

    I need to make those Sheet Music candles!

  194. Caroline says:

    the candle looks really neat!

  195. Glenda in Florida says:

    I think everybody needs a cable cozy!

  196. Courtney in NC says:

    I think I’m going to put a piano bench cushion on my to do list. Why have I never thought of that?! Thanks again!

  197. Lots of music lovers on my list.

  198. Rachel B says:

    Cable cozy. Good idea. My guys have tons of cables.

  199. sarah in CA says:

    Cute projects, love the tote & the candles.

  200. Ruth Burke in PA says:

    Loooove these ideas! Thanks!

  201. carol frederick says:

    I am the sole member of my family without musical talent. All my kin would enjoy these clever gifts!

  202. Jenn (FPO) says:

    Love the guitar strap…maybe in a moustache fabric for my brother.

  203. Ariadne says:

    Wow that lace tambourine looks amazing! I’d love to take part in the Little Spark giveaway for international readers. AriadnefromGreece!

  204. Sara in MA says:

    Love that lace tambourine!

  205. Dita in WA says:

    Oh I love the idea of using vinyl for a book cover! I’ve seen vinyls that are scratched in the thrift store and I just couldn’t think of why anyone would buy it! Well now I know 🙂

  206. SS in NH says:

    I’m going to check out that cable cozy

  207. Lisa in CA says:

    Crossing my fingers for Handcrafted Christmas!

  208. Cinnamom in MN says:

    Gonna have to try the sheet music candle trick…

  209. Cindi in GA says:

    Love the cable cozy. Imagine having everything in the same place.

  210. Alexa says:

    Really cute stuff today!

  211. I love these ideas! Especially the guitar strap; my daughter needs one and now I know what I’m doing for her this Christmas! Thank you!!

  212. Tina in NJ says:

    The cable cozy might be one of those rare things, something handmade that my 21-year-old son might actually use! It has been bookmarked.

  213. brenda says:

    The ukulele case is adorable, need one for friends uke.

  214. Stephanie S says:

    Love those candles! Another great group of gifts!

  215. Love the sheet music candles. Pretty for Christmas!

  216. Joyce Carter says:

    All the projects are so cool. I love the tshirt rag quilt.

  217. Joanna NY says:

    Just what I need… cable cozy. Thanks!

  218. Margo in WA says:

    I love that guitar strap. A great way to use scraps!

  219. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Now I want a ukelele ;). Seriously, I’ve been thinking about buying one and learning to play and teaching a kid or three. Cute case tutorial.

  220. Angie in LA says:

    Definitely know a couple people who could use that cable cozy, and the boom box pillow is very cool

  221. Barb B in Canada says:

    Thanks for all these great projects!

  222. Amorette says:

    I think the ukulele case is awesome but over my head on the deadline! That boombox pillow though…

  223. Eileen from WI says:

    Sheet music candles – who would have thought?

  224. JenniferW in SC says:

    The sheet music candles and the lace tambourine are both so elegant.
    Very creative!

  225. Jen K says:

    I love the cable cozy. I think I need to make one of those for myself!

  226. Amanda at APO says:

    Those candles are stunning! I love those as a hostess gift.

  227. Cari in CO says:

    might have to make the guitar strap.

  228. Jan c. In La. says:

    Thanks, Emily. Cute projects. I like the tote bag.

  229. Kate says:

    I LOVE the cable cozy — my geeky, non-musician husband would surely benefit from one!

  230. Karin in MN says:

    The ukulele case is on my must sew list! Both my boys received ukuleles this past year and this case looks like just what they need 🙂

  231. ok the sheet music candles are just too pretty and would make a great present for my sister. but the cord cozy would have to be for me…what a simple way to organize my charging cords.

  232. Lauren in MN says:

    The piano bench cushion and the cable cozy are definitely on my “to do” list now!

  233. Carolee c. says:

    All of those projects are so creative!

  234. Carolee c. says:

    All of the projects and books look so great!

  235. Katherine in Canada says:

    The cable cozy is a great idea!

  236. Logan says:

    Oh the Lace Tambourine is so perfect for our holiday celebration. The kids will love it. Thanks for all of the ideas.

  237. jodi renshaw says:

    I’m going to make the guitar strap. Stat.

    Jodi, Maine

  238. Heather in VA says:

    Love that t-shirt quilt. Going to make sure I keep all the girls’ important shirts to send them off to college with a sentimental yet comfortable quilt.

  239. Kristin F. in SC says:

    Love the piano bench cushion, the lined tote and the DIY handcream!

  240. Holly W says:

    I adore that ukele case. I might make one for my sister.. and guitar strap too. Thanks for the great ideas.

    That patchouli and fir hand cream sound divine too.

  241. Alicia in WA says:

    I like the guitar strap! And the Handcrafted Christmas book looks adorable.

  242. KristyMN says:

    I will definitely be making a new guitar strap for my husband!

  243. JMJ in the USA says:

    great ideas! love the record note book, can’t wait to try!!!

  244. Kimberly H says:

    That cable cozy will be a perfect gift for my teen!

  245. Elise in GA says:

    Perfect for all the musicians in my life including my husband.

  246. We have a Ukulele that needs a case – now I know what to do!

  247. Gina S. says:

    The cord wrap cozy will come in handy.

  248. Mandy in Canada says:

    such wonderful ideas

  249. Michelle M says:

    I like the cable cozy idea. I know a couple of kiddos that could use this. Well, a couple of big kiddos too!

  250. Barbara says:

    Love the ukulele case!

  251. Heather C says:

    WOW! That boombox pillow is awesome.

  252. Very interesting projects! Love the music theme.

  253. Kathy L. in VA says:

    I’m going to make those sheet music candles!

  254. Pat Upton says:

    Love the vinyl book and and the T shirt rag quilt. Must try!

  255. Karen from Indiana says:

    Oh, wow, I love the “record book” and the jacket and the candles!

  256. Beth in Va says:

    Those candles are so pretty! I know a music teacher that would love them.

  257. Mandi in MO says:

    The vinyl notebook is awesome!

  258. Annette TX says:

    Love all these ideas!

  259. Joanna in MO says:

    I love the lace tambourine. So creative.

  260. Cassandra in Ohio says:

    That cable cozy could be very useful!

  261. Elissa says:

    LOVE the tambourine. Very Stevie Nicks!

  262. Debbie says:

    I love that tote bag!

  263. KarenH in OK says:

    I needed that sheet music candle tutorial, thanks!

  264. Cheryl in NY says:

    I love the ukelele case and the blue uke!

  265. Theresa says:

    The lace tambourines are so cute.

  266. Elizabeth says:

    The sheet music candle is so cool!

  267. That tambourine is so creative!

  268. Kristen W in CT says:

    The cable cozy looks handy!

  269. Chelsea W says:

    Love that piano bench cushion!!

  270. Diana says:

    I’m just loving all of the project lists.

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