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  • Crochet Gifts For Boys

    Top Gifts To Crochet Boys

    We've compiled crochet gifts that boys will love! Use your crochet skills to create perfect, memorable gifts this year. The little boy on your list will love these fun gifts!

    1. A Fun Animal Hat & Scarf Set:  Keeping warm is child’s play with this gift! This wild bear set has ears and paws that will keep boys smiling. See how easy these hats and scarves are to crochet and how much fun kids have wearing these great gifts with Animal Hats & Scarves.

    Crochet Bear Hat and Scarf For Kids

    2. A Cozy Afghan For The Car Lover:  Patch perfect crochet afghans that boys will love! Crocheting this fun car-covered afghan is easy with granny squares, or granny variations. He will love the different sizes and shapes of vehicles zooming along the road. Get started now with the Perfect Patches eBook.

    Crochet Car Afghan For Boys

    3. A Colorful Set Of Balls: Give a bucket of (crocheted) fun! Crochet dodge balls and bucket in eight vivid colors for the boy on your list. He can practice throwing the balls into the basket, or start a fun game of dodge ball! A great and safe indoor game for the holidays.  Start making this unique gift for boys now with the Dodge Ball Set ePattern.

    Crochet Dodge Ball For Boys

    4. A Cuddly Animal Pillow: No one can resist hugging this fun monkey pillow! Boys will love the 3-D ears, feet, and tail. This great gift is sure to  make a great decorative accessory for his bedroom, and it can also offer comfort and companionship while riding in the car. Crochet this fun gift for the boy on your list with Kid's Animal Pillows.

    Crochet Monkey Pillow For Boys

    5. A Fun Panda Backpack:  Here's a cute and helpful pal who'll always be willing to carry a youngster's schoolbooks! A wonderful gift for boys, this panda backpack will also make a fun overnight bag for a sleep-over at Grandma's or a friend's house. Crochet this great gift now with the Panda Pal ePattern.

    Crochet Panda Bag For Boys

    6. A Playful Pair Of Mittens:  These crochet puppet mittens make a great gift for boys. He will love wearing and playing with these cute little dogs on his hands, plus they serve to keep him warm on cold days! Crochet this great gift for boys now with the Charity Guide For Crocheters.

    Crochet Dog Puppets For Boys

    7. A Sporty Teddy Bear Outfit:  Let him show his team spirit and get a mascot ready with this crocheted basketball uniform. A great crochet gift for boys! This unique gift can be personalized to match his favorite sports team or school colors. Crochet a jersey, shorts, headband, sneakers, and a basketball. He will love this gift - start now with the Basketball Teddy Bear Uniform ePattern.

    Crochet Sports Bear For Boys

    8. A Sporty Drawstring Bag:  Crochet this fun, sports inspired bag for the boy on your list. Great for taking to school or for sleepovers! Plus, creating this great gift for boys is easy with the interchangeable crochet squares in Hip 2 B Square Totes & Bags.

    Crochet Bag For Boys

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gifts To Crochet.

  • DIY Holiday Lights: Easy Gifting and Decorating Creatively

    Expand the use of tea lights and LED candles to craft easy holiday ornaments and table decor. This can be a most enjoyable time of year with all of the holiday crafting and baking, along with its celebrations, gatherings, and functions. But it can be a stressful time, too; especially when it comes to gifting and decorating creativity. Relax and review some of these craft ideas I've gathered for you!

    I saw the first project below last Christmas season but never got around to making any. So this year it was the first craft project on my list to do and share. A benefit to having been delayed a year, there are multiple variations now! This project's main component are a set of tea lights like the ones Leisure Arts sells (#47150). 

    Use tea lights to make ornaments and luminaries for holiday decor! Use tea lights to make ornaments and luminaries for holiday decor!

    The goal is to make Christmas tree ornaments that look like snowmen using the tea lights. Last year when I started gathering supplies I never could find a stove pipe hat so I moved on and chose a felt stocking cap. Luckily I found one misplaced pack of six and bought them. Fast-forward to this year, I followed a Pinterest pin to this post on Tea Light Snowman Ornaments and followed its directions very closely.

    I tried to purchase another set of the felt stocking caps [in the same size] as I found last year, but they couldn't be found in a local brick-and-mortar store. After not feeling positive about my manipulating ribbon and glue to replicate a scarf, I just experimented with pipe cleaners and really liked the result. Here is a picture of most of my supplies; some supplies were added as modifications to the original tea light snowman were made.

    Most supplies needed for Snowman Santa and Snow Lady tea light ornaments. Most supplies needed for Snowman Santa and Snow Lady tea light ornaments.

    Oh, I'm beginning to have a holiday smile on my face!

    Positioning the felt hat on tea light with eyes and mouth already marked! Positioning the felt hat on tea light with eyes and mouth already marked!

    I added a little more personality to each of the light's characters. The Snow Lady has long eyelashes with a warm chenille pipe cleaner scarf. She's wearing ear muffs crafted out of a smaller piece of pipe cleaner and mini poms-poms. Snowman Santa has a gift with him!

    Snow Lady tea light wears ear muffs with her chenille scarf. The battery compartment is still accessible from the back. Snow Lady tea light wears ear muffs with her chenille scarf. The battery compartment is still accessible from the back.

    My next project was also inspired by a Pin I saw last year using toilet paper cardboard tubes to fashion owl ornaments.

    Molding the cardboard tubes to have owl ears. Molding the cardboard tubes to have owl ears.

    I painted my owl a fairly true-to-life color and added details using my black Sharpie marker. As I was looking at the owl's detailed face and feathers, and thinking about its placement on a tree or wreath, it dawned on me to make it a luminary IF a tea light would fit inside the cardboard tube. I had not planned on the owl decoration to be a luminary, so I had to carefully cut slits through the layers of painted cardboard. Next, I used Loctite® Fun-Tak® to hold the tea light in place.

    Angled feather-slits made with a craft knife through painted cardboard tube. Angled feather-slits made with a craft knife through painted cardboard tube.

    Guess what; a tea light from Leisure Arts was the PERFECT FIT!

    A tea light fits perfectly inside the cardboard tube; it is held in place with some Loctite® Fun-Tak®. A tea light fits perfectly inside the cardboard tube; it is held in place with some Loctite® Fun-Tak®.

    I hot glued a wooden clothespin (Leisure Arts #48158) to the back of the owl so I could perch it anywhere on a tree or wreath. I think the angle of my feather slits need to changed, and the feathers need to be opened more to enhance more illumination.

    A little illumination is visible. Perhaps a different angle or wider slits are needed for more light to be seen. A little illumination is visible. Perhaps a different angle or wider slits are needed for more light to be seen.

    I think I'll experiment with another owl and circular holes.

    A two-tone red owl with pin-pricked holes for better tea light visibility. A two-tone red owl with pin-pricked holes for better tea light visibility.
    The owl's features are done and the tea light is in place! The owl's features are done and the tea light is in place!

    I checked the "better" illumination by sitting my owl in the office's semi-darkened mail room. I think the red owl will look great on a tree with the tea light snow people!

    Sitting in the office mailroom. Sitting in the office mail room.

    Now to show you all three tea light ornaments clustered together: Snowman Santa, Snow Lady and Owl. I like the brighter color used to paint the owl red. I think I'll lean towards making more owls in a variety of folk art colors and add whimsical details around the eyes, feathers and wings.

    On the office tree! Snowman Santa and the Snow Lady both have their lights on. The owl's light is on, too, but the angle doesn't show it very well. On the office tree! Snowman Santa and the Snow Lady both have their lights on. The owl's light is on, too, but the angle doesn't show it very well.
    See the difference in the tea light noses with the light turned on or off. Remember: color the flame orange with a permanent marker. See the difference in the tea light noses with the light turned on or off. Remember: color the flame orange with a permanent marker.

    Next up, more holiday lights on my dining room table at home. I have my LED 3-Pack Candle Set  in a row  atop a table runner.

    The very popular LED 3-pack candle set can be part of a holiday tablescape, too! The very popular LED 3-pack candle set can be part of a holiday tablescape, too!

    I wanted to add to my tabletop candles and decided on making a paper village using my coloring book paper from Art of Coloring  Festive (Leisure Arts #6945) and Art of Coloring Holiday (Leisure Arts #7094). I've just gotten started but am very pleased with the simple, clean paper house design found here.

    The tea lights make paper house luminaries as part of the table decor. The tea lights make paper house luminaries as part of the table decor.

    I looked at many paper house, paper box and paper folded ornament designs but this design by Hello Bee was the best for this project: a house structure to be a luminary and to show off a coloring book design. The paper house on the right has red and green tissue paper taped to the inside of the structure as a line. With the tea light turned on, the tissue paper-lined house was supposed  to give a warm holiday glow. However, it was the heaviest tissue paper I've ever felt and was displeased with the effect; that house will get a renovation! I like the intent of the added tissue paper, but I will need to buy some new (traditionally lighter-weight) yellow tissue paper. When the tea light is turned off, the tissue paper liner masks the appearance of the tea light if you don't like it being seen inside the house.

    In the early Fall, I showed different ways to use and decorate the LED 3-Pack Candle Set for National LED Day. Along with button garlands wrapped around the pillar candles, other embellishments were incorporated to the tablescape that included leaves, more buttons, baskets, etc. Not shown in my earlier post, was the below image of a wintry decorated candle; it is perfect for Christmas and beyond. I made snowball pom-poms (watch how here) and used them along with another button garland to decorate around the largest LED candle in the set.

    These snowball pom-poms look great in holiday colors complementing the ribbon and button garland. These snowball pom-poms look great in holiday colors complementing the ribbon and button garland.

    Candy canes are quite popular to use as part of your holiday decorations this time of year. This home decor candy cane candle project is so festive you could use it in any room for some extra holiday glitz. I wanted to try making a ring of candy canes surrounding a large candle, that I first saw here. It was a great decorative tip or trick, but I wanted to use the largest pillar candle from my LED 3-Pack Candle Set so I would not have to worry about the candle burning down.

    Simple idea - festive look! I'll use my LED pillar candles and won't worry about any flame! Simple idea - festive look! I'll use my LED pillar candles and won't worry about any flame!

    Since I was going to use a hot glue gun to secure the candy canes to each other and I didn't want any hot glue seepage onto my LED candle, I first made a poster board sleeve, or ring, to fit around my candle. Then I glued each candy cane to the poster board and made the candy cane ring. By using the largest pillar candle from my LED 3-Pack Candle Set I don't have to worry about wax getting a bit too warm for plastic wrapped peppermint candy!

    Peppermint candy canes are hot glued to a poster board sleeve [a 3"-4" ring] wrapped around the tallest LED pillar candle. Peppermint candy canes are hot glued to a poster board sleeve [a 3"-4" ring] wrapped around the tallest LED pillar candle.

    I bought inexpensive candy canes, white poster board and wide ribbon. Since I wanted a long section of each candy cane to be glued down, I cut a 3"-4" wide strip of poster board to act as a protective sleeve around the LED candle. I tied on a ribbon for extra security to assist holding the candy canes in place. Now I have an extra pop of color that can be added to any room -- and this is before the LED candle is lit!

    Fluff out that ribbon -- when you're using an LED pillar candle as part of your table decor! Fluff out that ribbon -- when you're using an LED pillar candle as part of your table decor!

    What a fun and busy couple of weeks I've had preparing and gathering these project ideas for you. I hope they will come in handy and lead you in using your tea lights and LED candles as home decor in different ways than you might have expected - craft on!

    Martha

     

     

  • Plastic Canvas Gifts For Baby

    Top Plastic Canvas Gifts For Baby

    Instead of purchasing gifts for baby, use your plastic canvas crafting skills to create something really special. There are tons of great plastic canvas patterns out there for baby, and we found some of the most unique patterns to help you create the perfect gifts.

    1. A Whole Nursery Set: Help new parents decorate the nursery - or just freshen it up - with this unique plastic canvas set. Baby will love the bright colors, textures, and shapes of the captivating mobile. The pretty pastel projects for the nursery include all the basics a mother-to-be could need to surround baby with sweetness, decorated with hearts, bows, and building blocks. Create this great baby gift now with the Sweetheart Nursery ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Nursery Set For Baby

    2. Adorable Photo Frames: Surprise baby and mom with these bears, ducks, bunnies, and other cute characters from Dick Martin. Babies will love the cute animals, and parents will love to show off cute baby photos in these unique frames. Create this great gift for baby now with Friends For Baby. 

    Plastic Canvas Frames For Baby

    3. A Little Bookshelf For A Little Reader: Baby's favorite bedtime stories can be tucked away in the handy plastic canvas book holder, and the matching heart-embellished frame will showcase a photo of Mommy's little darling. Create this great plastic canvas gift for baby now with the ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Bookshelf For Baby

    4. A Cute Arrival Sign: Whether baby has arrived or will arrive soon, this plastic canvas sign will be cherished by new parents. Baby will love the fun textures, lines, and colors too! A great addition to any nursery. Create it now with Gifts Galore.

    Plastic Canvas Sign For Baby

    5. A Plastic Canvas Baby Bag: This roomy bag for baby's necessities will be a great surprise! Complete with a big front pocket, it can hold diapers, bottles, rattles, and more. Get the pattern for this unique plastic canvas tote to create a great gift for baby. Start now with the Heartwarming Baby Tote ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Tote For Baby

    6. A Buddy For Baby: Create this cute plastic canvas wall hanging for baby and give them a new friend! Baby will love the cute kitty, bright colors, and fun texture, and you'll love challenging yourself to create this gift from Teach Me To Long Stitch.

    Plastic Canvas Picture For Baby

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Plastic Canvas Gift Giving Guide.

  • Plastic Canvas Gifts For Boys

    Top Plastic Canvas Gifts For Boys

    Instead of purchasing gifts this year, use your plastic canvas crafting skills to create something personal and unique for the boy in your life. There are tons of great plastic canvas gift ideas for kids, from play sets to small games and other fun trinkets. Make the perfect plastic canvas gifts this year with these fun patterns.

    1. A Portable Castle: Create a fun plastic canvas portable playhouse set and his imagination will run free. This fun castle will really come to life when he adds his favorite toy people and animals. Plus, it's easy to pack up and take anywhere - perfect for traveling. The boy on your list will love this plastic canvas gift from Portable Playhouse Sets.

    Plastic Canvas Castle For Boys

    2. A Set Of Plastic Canvas Dinosaurs: Young boys will spend hours pretending they're in "the land before time" with these playful dinosaur characters. These toys can even make learning fun by sparking a child's interest in prehistoric wonders. Create this great gift for boys and get started now with the Super Dinosaurs ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Dinosaurs For Boys

    3. A Fishing Game: The boys on your list will love to go fishing with this fun plastic canvas toy. Create several numbered fish, a fishing rod, and a small pool for a fishing game kids will love! Everyone will be impressed by this unique plastic canvas toy from Gifts Galore.

    Plastic Canvas Fishing Game For Kids

    4. A Camouflage Set: Here are two neat projects a boy will treasure! Stitched with variegated yarn in camouflage colors, the Keep Out sign can be posted on a door to ensure his privacy. And the matching storage box is just the right size for holding his toy soldiers, prized baseball cards, or anything else he wants to keep top secret. Get started on this great boy gift now with the Camouflage Collection ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Camouflage Box For Boys

    5. A Plastic Canvas Game: The boy on your list in for a "toad-ally" good time with this amphibious friend! Create the whimsical plastic canvas board and accompanied game pieces that can be strung on a ribbon for safekeeping. Kids will love this "ribbiting" game for trips and rainy days. Create this great gift now with the Tic-Tac-Toad ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Game For Kids

    6. A Sporty Storage Box: Boys who loves sports will have a ball with this plastic canvas case for trading cards or other trinkets! Openings on the back of the lid make it perfect for displaying favorite cards or special pictures. Start this great gift for boys now with the ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Sports Box For Boys

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Plastic Canvas Gift Giving Guide.

  • Cross Stitch Gifts For Baby

    Top Gifts To Cross Stitch Baby

    Instead of simply buying a gift this year, use your cross stitch skills to make great gifts for baby. Cross stitch can add a special touch to any baby room, blanket, bib, or onesie. Baby and baby's parents will love these designs!

    1. A Set For Bathtime: Cross stitch bath time fun with adorable bunnies, turtles, and ducks that baby will love! Stitch it on a burp towel, a bath mitt, and a hooded baby towel for a complete little bath set. Get the patterns to get started on baby's gift with Oh, Baby!

    Cross Stitch Bath Set For Baby

    2. A Stitched Birth Certificate: Commemorate baby's arrival with a special cross stitch birth certificate with all the details of the special day. New parents will love to hang this sweet gift in their nursery. Give this great gift for baby, found in The Best of Terrie Lee Steinmeyer.
    Cross Stitch Birth Certificate For Baby

    3. An Album For Baby's First Photos: Pick up a photo album and make it a super special gift for new parents by adding a cross stitch sleeve with baby's name and birthday. Great for remembering christenings or other event, or just for holding baby's first photos. Create this great baby gift with Sweet Nothings For Baby.

    Cross Stitch Photo Album For Baby

    4. An Fun Denim Bib: Show off Baby's true colors with this star-studded denim bib. This patriotic piece is sure to make baby's parents happy and it will look cute too! Start stitching this great gift now with the ePattern.

    Cross Stitch Bib For Baby

    5. A Name Sign With Cute Animals:  Babies love seeing other babies, especially cute baby animals, and they are sure to be entertained when you stitch their name. New parents will be thrilled to hang this cute sign in the nursery or on baby's door. Stitch baby's name with the 26 fun letters in the Baby Animal Alphabet ePattern.

    Cross Stitch Name Sign For Baby

    6. Stitched Clothes For Baby:  New mothers will love the personalized touch these precious embellishments add to playtime and sleeptime rompers or t-shirts. The darling angel, dapper duck, friendly bear, and cute bunnies will give tiny tots their own sweet style. Create fun cross stitch designs on clothes for a great baby git with the Sweet Babywear ePattern.

    Cross Stitch Clothes For Baby

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gifts To Cross Stitch.

  • Knit Gifts For Women

    Top Gifts To Knit Women

    This year, use your knitting skills to create the perfect gifts for the women in your life. It's much more personal and memorable than buying a gift, and she will love these cozy, creative knits! Whether she is interested in technology or fashion, you'll find the perfect gift to knit her.

    1. A Trendy Knit Cardigan: Cardigans are everywhere this season - they flatter every woman and are super cozy. Make her a special one to wear this season. Use a neutral color of yarn so that it will go perfect with any outfit. She will be in love! Knit this great gift from Super Cute Super Quick.

    Knit Cardigan For Women

    2. A Unique Tablet Cover: If the woman on your list has a tablet or eReader, then she will love this unique knit case! It's unlike anything that can be bought in stores, and the soft yarn is sure to keep her tech free from scratches. Challenge yourself to make this great gift and learn a new skill with I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting.

    Knit Tablet Cover For Women

    3. A Classy Cabled Afghan: Any woman would love to receive this gorgeous knit afghan. The perfect accent for her living room, this afghan makes neutrals colors pop and adds a sense of cozy luxury to any home. Knit this great gift now with Classic Afghans.

    Knit Afghan For Women

    4. A Relaxing Spa Set: For a thoughtful gift of relaxation, knit a spa set for the woman on your list. Create a knit adult-size bath mitt, drawstring soap sack, headband, and facecloth to help her relax. She will be excited to put the set to use! Get the patterns for this great knit gift in Spa & Bath Sets To Knit.

    Knit Spa Set For Women

    5. A Beautiful Beaded Bracelet: For Use your knitting skills, embroidery floss, and beads to create a unique jewelry for the woman on your list. She will love the delicate beading and details you put into it! Give a gift of sparkle and color with Beaded Bracelets To Knit.
    Knit Bracelet For Women

    6. A Casual Knit Bag:  Knit this cute textured tote for the woman on your list. She will love its ease and simplicity - perfect for so many occasions. It's large enough to hold everything she needs, but not too large for carrying around the mall. Knit this great gift for women now with Oh-So-Easy Knits.

    Knit Purse For Women

    7. A Cute Coffee Cup Cozy:  Whether she's addicted to coffee or prefers tea, the woman on your list will love this textured knit cup cozy. A great stocking stuffer or small gift that will keep her hands protected and look cute too! Knit it now with Beginner-Friendly Knitting.
    Knit Cup Cozy For Women

    8. An Adorable Dishcloth Dress:  Add some fun to her kitchen counter! She will love to dress her dish detergent bottle in one of these whimsical knit cover-ups that doubles as a dishcloth. A small gift she will never forget, plus it's quick and easy to make! Knit the one you think will match her style with Dishcloth Dresses.

    Knit Dishcloth Dresses For Women

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gifts To Knit.

  • Plastic Canvas Gifts For Teenagers

    Top Plastic Canvas Gifts For Teens

    Instead of purchasing gifts this year, use your plastic canvas crafting skills to create something personal and unique. Teenagers can be hard to find gifts for, but we've got some ideas for gifts unique plastic canvas gifts they will love.

    1. A Set of Plastic Canvas Games: This portable Box of Games will take the "board-om" out of family gatherings and traveling for teenagers. Get them off their phones and start a new holiday tradition with Tic-Tac-Toe, Dominoes, Checkers, and Backgammon. Get started on this unique plastic canvas gift now with the Games People Play ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Games For Teens

    2. Fun Coasters To Match Their Interests: Create colorful, eye-catching coasters to protect the furniture of the teens on your list. They will love the fun designs. Create a palette for the artist or a piano for the music lover. Make unique coasters for the teenagers on your list now with the Big Book Of Coasters.

    Plastic Canvas Coasters For Teens

    3. A Little Storage Chest: This plastic canvas keepsake box is a gift that teenagers will actually use. The tiny chest is ideal for holding watches, rings, keys, change, or other trinkets a teenager might have. Create this gift now with the Treasure Chest ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Chest For Teens

    4. A Little Mandala: Create this cute plastic canvas design for the teenager on your list. Traditionally, the shield's hoop circle, which represents the never-ending balance of life, is decorated with images that hold significance to the owner - So make it a bonding experience, and create these fun pieces together! Get the ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Mandala For Teens

    5. Road Sign Magnets For The Car Lover: Stop! Yield! One Way! Our playful road sign magnets will certainly be a great gift for teens who are just starting to drive. The miniature speed limit sign will also make an amusing gift for a lead-footed friend! Create them now with the Road Sign Magnets ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Magnets For Teens

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Plastic Canvas Gift Giving Guide.

  • Plastic Canvas Gifts For Men

    Top Plastic Canvas Gifts For Men

    Craft plastic canvas gifts for all the men on your list this holiday season.  Instead of purchasing gifts this year, use your plastic canvas crafting skills to create something personal and unique. Men can be hard to find gifts for, but we've got some ideas for gifts that will surprise him. Whether he's into sports, fishing, or old western movies you can create a great plastic canvas gift for the man on your list!

    1. Football Coasters Perfect For A Man Cave: Make a touchdown when you give this great gift for men. Perfect for Super Bowl parties or at any sports-oriented get together. They'll tackle the job of protecting his furniture while everyone has a ball watching the big game. Start on the perfect gift today with the Super Bowl Coasters ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Football Coasters For Men

    2. Some Rustic Western Decor: The perfect gift for cowboy in your life! Create a bookend cover, brick cover, coaster set, door sign, picture frame, or tissue box cover decorated with rodeo silhouettes and rope borders. Create one or many of these great pieces for the man on your list with Out West.

    Plastic Canvas Western Decor For Men

    3. A Mug That Goes Great With The Paper: This "puzzling" mug is the perfect gift for someone who has a way with words! It also makes a handy holder for pens and pencils. Create this great plastic canvas gift for men now with the Crossword Mug ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Mug For Men

    4. A Set Of Ducks For His Desk: The perfect gift for the outdoorsman, this distinctive collection of desk accessories reflects the natural beauty of a wetland scene. Give his home a peaceful, outdoorsy feeling with duck paperweights, bookends, planters, wreaths, or a desk caddy. Create one or many of these great plastic canvas pieces to him with Distinctive Desk Set ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Duck Desk Set For Men

    5. The Perfect Disguise For A Tissue Box: This old-fashioned radio-inspired tissue box cover will be a fun addition to any retro-themed decor. Great for men who love music - the perfect addition to his man cave. Create this cool plastic canvas radio now with the Old-Timey Radio ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Radio For Men

    6. A Bass To Hang On The Wall: Cast out your yarn and needle to make the ideal gift for the man who loves fishing. Mounted on the wall, this stitched fish will "catch" everyone's eye and "reel" in compliments. Stitch it, and then find the perfect piece of driftwood to display it on for a gift any fisherman will love. Get started on this great gift today with the Bass ePattern.

    Plastic Canvas Bass For Men

    7. A Key Ring For The Golf Lover: Finding a unique gift "fore" a golfer is in the bag--with this miniature golf bag, that is! Paired with the matching key ring, the fun combo makes a great small gift or stocking stuffer for fans of the fairway. Create this unique plastic canvas now with the Fore A Golfer ePattern.
    Plastic Canvas Golf Set For Men

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Plastic Canvas Gift Giving Guide.

  • Knit Gifts For Girls

    Top Gifts To Knit Girls

    Knit gifts for all the girls on your holiday list.  Give the young girls on your list the coziest and funnest of handmade, knit gifts this season. Whether she likes playing dress up and wearing jewelry, or prefers reading, you can knit the perfect gift for her this year.

    1. A Sock Monkey Pillow: Knit this fun, cuddly pillow. She will love the 3-D element of the ears and hat pompom. Great for play, and great to cuddle up with at night. Challenge yourself to knit with a loom to create this fun gift found in Loom Knitting For Mommy and Me.

    Sock Monkey Pillow For Girls

    2. A Fun Beaded Bag: Little girls who love playing dress-up and other girly things will love this fun, fuzzy purse! It is embellished with fun beads and buttons. Perfect for holding her chapstick and other trinkets! Start knitting this little bag today with Kid's Knitted Sweaters & More.

    Knit Purse For Girls

    3. A Warm, Sparkly Hat: Girls will love this colorful, sparkly scarf and hat. Perfect for heading to school on cool days or for going out on snow days! Knit it in her favorite color and she will fall in love! Find the pattern for this great gift and more in Knit Hats and Scarves For Kids.

    Knit Hat For Girls

    4. Knit Characters From Her Favorite Stories:  If she is always reading, then she will love these classic fairytale creatures! She can play with them alone, or listen to their stories with the included CD. Fun for the whole family! Knit her favorite characters now With Storybook Dolls To Knit.

    Knit Dolls For Girls

    5. Fun, Chunky Jewelry:  Use your knitting skills, embroidery floss, and beads to create fun jewelry pieces for the girl on your list! She will love these fun pink shiny beads - all her friends will be jealous! Learn how to make this girly bracelet now with Beaded Bracelets To Knit.

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    6. A Hat With Ears:  The girl on your list will love this warm knit set! She's sure to stand out and get lots of compliments on the unique earred hat. Perfect for kids who love animals! Knit this great gift now with Beginner-Friendly Knitting.

    Cat Ear Hat For Girls

    7. A Pair Of Warm, Fuzzy Slippers:  These fun, fuzzy slippers will be delightfully warm on cold days. The young girl on your list will love how whimsy and cute they are! All her friends will be jealous at sleepovers. Give her these slippers with Favorites To Knit.
    Fuzzy Knit Slippers For Girls

    7. A Cute Headband:  Imagine how cute the little girl on your list will look with this headband on. Knit it in her favorite color and finish it with a fun bow and beading for a hair accessory she will love to wear! Learn how to knit this great gift with Hats & More.

    Knit Headband For Girls

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gifts To Knit.

  • Crochet Gifts For Teen Guys

    Top Gifts To Crochet Teenage Guys

    Teenage guys are notoriously hard to shop for. This year, don't buy them a gift - crochet one! Whether he loves sports, hunting, or technology, you can find a great gift to crochet for him.

    1. A Cozy Blanket In His School Colors: This crochet stadium blanket is a great gift for guys who love sports or love showing their school spirit. Perfect to keep in his car or take to sporting events. Crochet this great gift for teenage guys with School Colors.

    Crochet Stadium Blanket For Guys

    2. A Crochet Pouch For His Tech: This crochet sleeve is great for keeping tablets, eReaders, or small laptops safe! The soft yarn keeps the screen free from scratches. A smart, useful gift for teenage guys. Start on this quick, easy project now with Beginner-Friendly Crochet.

    Tablet Sleeve For Teen Guys

    3. Crochet Sports Gear: Crochet his favorite team's mascot, then make a matching scarf, hat, and can cozy in that teams colors. He will love showing his team spirit with these pieces, plus they are sure to keep him warm on cold days! Make gifts teen guys will love with Home Team Gear.

    Team Gear For Teen Guys

    4. A Sporty Afghan: Get your game on with afghans for good sports! This crochet afghan featuring a slot machine with a winning reel of three 7’s will be a perfect gift for the man in your life. Generously sized and surprisingly easy to crochet, this is great addition to any man cave. Get this unique pattern in Sportacular Afghans.

    Crochet Slot Machine Afghan

    5. A Slouchy Camo Beanie: Crochet a trendy, slouchy beanie for the guy on your list. If he loves hunting or being outdoors, then he will love this camouflage hat! Great for looking fashionable and staying warm in winter. Get started on this great gift for guys now with Celebrity Slouchy Beanies For The Family 2.

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    6. A Sporty Stadium Seat: The teen guy on your list will love showing his school spirit with this comfortable stadium cushion. Make it in his favorite team colors and he is sure to take it to every game. You can start on it now with the Sporty Stadium Seat ePattern.

    Stadium Seat For Teen Guys

    7. An Oversized Scarf: Crochet a trendy, chunky scarf for the teen guy on your list. Whether he's a bit edgy or more preppy, any guy will love these giant cozy scarves! Great for braving the coldest of days. Crochet him a trendy scarf with Super Scarves.

    Crochet Scarf For Teen Guys

    8. A Pair Of Sporty Tube Socks: Crochet the teen guy on your list a pair of sporty socks this season. He will appreciate their comfort and warmth. A great stocking stuffer or small gift! Give one pair, or several. Get started now with I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting Socks.

    Crochet Socks For Teen Guys

    Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gifts To Crochet.

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