December 09, 2010

A Few Gifts Giving Ideas...

A lot of the posts leading up till Christmas will be gift-type tutorials, because that's what I'll be busy doing until Christmas.  However, I know a lot of you have recently started following my blog.  Keeping that in mind I thought I'd link you up to a few gift ideas from the past that you might have missed.  Here we go!

This is a memory jar.  What do you do with it?


You give it away as a gift to someone you love.  Just fill it up with your favorite memories of that person, written on slips of paper.  Decorate the jar and voila!  You have a meaningful gift for someone you care about.  Read the full post HERE.


Next up is the world's best bookmark.  It's a great gift for any reader and it's not your average bookmark.

Here's a close-up of the bookmark.  Get the full tutorial HERE.


How about a sketch pad/journal?  Pick up a plain one and make it special for someone.


Click HERE for the full tutorial.


Up for a little painting?  Paint a "Be" sign for about $5.  Click HERE for the full tutorial.



Have a young boy on your list that you have no ideas for?  How about a manly cuff!  (They are selling cuffs like this in all the trendy teenage shops as well.  So yes, you can give one to a teenage boy as well - not just a little guy.)

Click HERE for the full tutorial.  Don't want to make one?  Buy a leather one in my Etsy shop "Roar."


If you drop into the Etsy shop, you can also buy my Retro Pointed Bow Tie pattern for $4.99 and make bowties galore for any little guys on your list.  It's very simple sewing.  Find the pattern HERE.


Last but not least is the Photo ABC Book.  This is a great gift to make for multiple kids.  Just print off as many copies of the pictures as you need. 


It's fun to be able to use pictures of distant family members, too.  Click HERE for the full tutorial.

Hopefully you saw a post here that you might have missed.  And, if you've been reading my blog so long that none of these posts are new to you....then thank you so much for following me.  I'm glad you've been around for so long.

See you tomorrow for Feature Friday.

11 comments:

  1. Great ideas, I love the cuff bracelets!!

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  2. Thank you SO much for these ideas. And I just have to say a BIG thanks for sharing Picknik info with me on your ABC book. I didn't know about that and have been wondering about photo software. You're the best!

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  3. I hear you roaring~ it sounds G-O-O-D~! Keep it up~~!
    Great ideas and I'm lovin it ~1
    I love your blog and enjoy coming everyday to see what you have posted for us to look at and enjoy..
    Keep up the good work~!
    ta ta for now from Iowa

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  4. I made an ABC book after seeing your post and my daughter loooooves it. Now both of her grandmas have requested copies and are getting them for Christmas!

    http://thecountrychronicles.blogspot.com/2010/09/abc-book.html

    As always, thanks for your great gift and craft ideas!

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  5. Woot! Thanks for putting these ideas up today! I've been racking my brains (and my husbands, and my daughters') for something for my mom, who really doesn't need anything, but you know... she's a reader, and will *love* the bookmark. It's just lovely.

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  6. I love all of these ideas! I've been following you for a while now, so I do remember most of these. ;) I've used the memory jar gift idea for my best friend and near-sister's birthday. She loved it, and it helped her remember a lot of the most important things we have done/experienced together.

    Thanks so much, Cheri!

    Merry Christmas!

    Felicity at {Simple Elegance}

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  7. I'm your biggest fan (and not in a stalker kind of way). I've been with you since the very start and I've seen all of those. However, they are all my favorites. I especially love the journal with the dictionary cut out-- so you. Great ideas! I guess now they can be considered origional "classics" from the Cheri collection. (it makes it sound more special-- don't ya think?)

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  8. Wonderful gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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  9. I tried making one of those wonderful looking bookmarks, and knotted both ends like you said. But, my knots kept pulling out when the elastic stretches. I tried several different knots too. So, how do you tie your knots that makes them stay when stretched? Thanks, Cyn from cynspirtaion.blogspot.com

    cynspiration(at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Cyn, that's what I want to know, too! Mine aren't working yet, but I luuurve the bookmarks.

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  11. Once you have pulled the knot as tight as possible, put a drop of Super glue on the knot and let it dry. This is what peole who use stretch string to make bracelets do, to keep the knot from untying.

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