Help out a very busy Santa (and those hard-working elves) with our stocking stuffers! These are also nice ideas for work gift exchanges and more; Jill selected a range of items to appeal to all ages!

Today’s Guest Curator: Jill from Snugglebug University

From Jill: I’m Jill and I blog at I love to sew and make things, especially for my kids. I sell printable paper dolls (great for stocking stuffers!), and doll and stuffie patterns in my Etsy shop and in my Craftsy shop.

Jill joined us with her Dog + Dog House Soft Toy earlier this year!

Make It

Eye Mask
Here’s to better sleep in 2016! Tilly and the Buttons shows how easy it is to make custom Eye Masks.

Travel Manicure Set
Tweens and teens might just love this Travel Manicure Set from Positively Splendid.

Softie Sleeping Bag
Give all of those special friends a place to sleep with the Softie Sleeping Bag from Erin of Boolah Baguette for Sew Mama Sew.

Easy Elastic Headband
Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says you’ll want to make these Easy Elastic Headbands by the dozen!

Card Wallet
Lisa and Sarah have an easy little Card Wallet at A Spoonful of Sugar Designs, perfect for library or loyalty cards.

Checkers Travel Game
The Checkers Travel Game from For the Makers features Sculpey game pieces and a soft, easy-to-transport “board.”

Boot Socks
Turn thrift shop sweaters into new Boot Socks with these tips from Jessica at Living Chic on the Cheap.

Sleepy Dollie
Christina Platt of the famous Bamboletta Dolls shared this free (and adorable) Sleepy Dollie tutorial on Sew Mama Sew earlier this year.

Passport Holder
Make a stamped, leather Passport Holder with this handy tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

Owl Masks
Add some dress up options for the new year with Delilah’s Owl Masks from DelilahIris Designs for Sew Mama Sew.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: More Stocking Stuffers, All of Our Softie Posts! Six Weeks of LOVE for Softies

Mix It

BBQ Coffee Dry Rub
Surprise your favorite BBQ master with a batch of BBQ Coffee Dry Rub from Intentional Hospitality.

Print It

Reindeer Noses
Jill from Create Craft Love has free, printable Reindeer Noses Tags to use with gumballs!

Christmas Coupon Book
Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage has a thoughtful Christmas Coupon Book for kids that you can download and tape together.

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 shipping 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 that contribute prizes.

She Wears the Pants: Easy Sew-it-Yourself Fashion with an Edgy Urban Style

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Author: Yuko Takada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Sew edgy, urban clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe.

More and more women are opting to make their own clothes, but most of the books on the market emphasize girly, feminine designs. She Wears the Pants is the first Japanese sewing book (in English) to focus on the increasingly popular “borrowed–from–the–boys” look. Already one of the best–known and reviewed sewing books in Japan, this sporty addition to the sew–it–yourself craze is poised to take the American DIY sewing market by storm.

Sometimes women are in the mood for clothes with strong, clean lines and casual sophistication—polish and simplicity without the frills. She Wears the Pants is the book for those times. A graduate of the Bunka Fashion Institute, Yuko Takada provides patterns and instructions for making twenty spare and streamlined wardrobe items…

Patterns can be easily adjusted to suit every body size, and Takada shows readers how to select inexpensive, readily available fabrics and transform them into an elegant new wardrobe. Understated never looked so good!

An Artist’s Pillars
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Author: Kaitlyn Mirison
Publisher: Independent

An Artist’s Pillars is a guidebook for you to break free from self-doubts.

Your skills, natural talents, dreams and desires can take you only so far because the creative process has a way of highlighting your insecurities. And when these insecurities and deeply seeded self-doubts have their grip on you, the step you need to take to move your project from the container of your mind and heart to the external world can seem insurmountable. But these doubts and insecurities don’t have to stop you and your next step can be a gentle one…

Through An Artist’s Pillars you are guided step by step to develop the fundamentals you need to share with the world what is inside of you to create.

Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed

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Author: Victoria Hudgins
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if they’re embracing their crafty side for the first time. Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper—and presents more than 30 easy projects to get everyone started.

Peppered with Hudgins’s tips for “merrymaking the everyday” (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style.


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Author: Tracey Meharg
Publisher: Murdoch Books

Homemade, artisanal, and jaw-droppingly delicious, these 50 donut recipes put store-bought versions to shame. Try them sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, filled with jam or Chantilly cream, drizzled with honey, frosted with chocolate, and topped with salted caramel or an adults-only vodka-laced icing. There are even gluten-free and vegan options. But get ‘em while they’re hot, because they’ll disappear fast!

Check out our 2014 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are 2015 gift ideas:

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