Monday, December 5, 2011

6 Easy Handmade Gift Ideas for BOYS

I thought maybe I'd get several posts written up over the weekend, so they'd be all lined up for sharing this week...but I didn't.

I have been making more progress on some Christmas projects that I'm super excited to share with you...but I still have to take some final pictures of them.

So I thought I'd share some other great projects I've done in the past that would be quick and easy to whip up as Christmas gifts if you're still looking for ideas.  These are all things that have stood the test of time at our house...

Color Matching Car Parking Lot - Made from denim and old t-shirt scraps

Fabric Roads - I made mine from denim, but you could easily use felt or another fabric too.

Felt Shield and Sword...Sturdy enough to really play with, but soft enough that it doesn't hurt

Freezer Paper Stenciled Shirts
This Car Love Shirt is one of  my favorite patterns.  Don't limit yourself can easily come up with your own patterns using free graphics on the internet.

Appliqued T-shirt
I love using T-shirt scraps for applique because you don't have to worry about the edges fraying.  My personal favorite is this Double Dino Applique
But you also might like this airplane, sea turtle, tractor, or  
For a full list of my free patterns available, you can go here..

You also might like this tutorial for making Christmas version of this Little Man Tie.

I have to say it was fun going back and looking through some of these past projects...and realizing as I looked through the posts that my photography (a new camera a year ago helped a lot) and photo editing skills have come a long way. :)


  1. Great ideas. I have girls but I think they would love these too! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

  2. Love your ideas! It is much harder to sew for boys (in my opinion)

  3. Love all these ideas. Oh how I wish I could sew!

  4. Great ideas! I have five boys, and there are so many crafts for girls online. Thanks so much for sharing!


  5. You have some awesome gift ideas here for little boys! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.

  6. what great ideas. I really like the colour match car park.

  7. Very cute ideas! Bookmarking for later on when he's ready for this!


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