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Old 09-03-2007, 07:54 PM
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In desperate need of help (need craft ideas)

I'm driving myself crazy trying to find some good Christmas craft ideas. I have googled, dogpiled, altavistaed...used every search engine I know of....and I can't find any good websites with ideas. I need to get started on making gifts for Christmas, but things are coming out REALLY slow in the stores. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Revamp old plain baubles & stuff, I hot-glued purple beads onto this sheer purple bauble:


Or you could make these Elf cutouts I made the other day out of box cardboard:


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How about those light up Chinese take out box snowmen I made last year? They're cheap, the supplies are readily available, and they're extremely easy to make.

http://mymerrychristmas.com/forum/sh...hlight=chinese

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Have you tried MarthaStewart.com or BHG.com
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have you tried home made layering jars, you layer dry ingredients into jelly jars, and type up the recipe on a card. you can make soups, cookies, brownies...endless possibilities!
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Thank you for all the great ideas. I will give all of your ideas a try.
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I have lots of recipes for goodies you could make-spiced nuts, truffles, etc.

Also, you could make a spa basket with a homemade eye pillow, a heat/cold pack, salt scrub, soap, and other spa like items.

For men, you could make after shave.

For kids, you could make little balls filled with beans and a tic tac toe board, or a doll, or a travel pillow and blanket. If you have accesss to a printer and clipart, you could make a coloring book.

I have other ideas if you need more.
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Here are some links with some great ideas - the Ben Franklin crafts pages are my favorites - lots of practical ideas that even I could actually do!!

http://members.tripod.com/~cstitcher...mascrafts.html

http://www.bhg.com/home/Christmas-crafts.html

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...mas-crafts-ms/

http://www.benfranklinstores.com/new...ojects/pro.asp

http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CI.html - all crafts

http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Craft...Christmas.html - Christmas/winter crafts
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If you are interested in buying kits to make Christmas gifts, there is lots of really, really cute stuff at

www.marymaxim.com

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