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The hottest handmade gifts to give this Christmas

Women's mukluks<br />Photography by Carol Kaplan Image by: Women's mukluks<br />Photography by Carol Kaplan Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

The hottest handmade gifts to give this Christmas

The holidays are fast approaching, but there's still enough time to make a few fabulous gifts. Consider surprising family and friends with specially-made gifts that show how much they mean to you.

We've collected our best handmade crafts to wear, to play with, and to treasure in the home.




To wear:
Craft: Crocheted rosettes
The perfect gift (and accessory) for all of your girlfriends.




Fleece cape
Make this season's most sought after accessory without stitching a thing!




Fleece mittens for big hands
Fleece mittens are perfect for outdoor winter activities.




Sew a stylish metallic handbag
This on-trend bag is quick to sew from practical vinyl.




Retro crocheted mittens
These fun two-toned crocheted mittens will keep your hands toasty on the coldest of days. Made out of 100 per cent wool with a nice stretch cuff, the quirky circle design will surely turn heads.


Cute crocheted tote bag
Use this crocheted tote bag as a catch-all for your crochet supplies, or as a stylish everyday bag.



Knit a slouchy cowl collar
One of the hottest accessories this winter, a slouchy cowl collar is also one of the warmest to wear.



Knitted cosy mukluks
These felted mukluks for women are a fusion of Inuit-style footwear and embellishments – colourful embroidery and tassels – that are characteristic of Norwegian folk costumes. Pull them on for cosy feet indoors, or sew on suede or leather soles and wear the warmth outside.



To play with:
Cute bears to sew from felt
These cute felt bears are easy to sew in a range of colours, and even make a fun project for kids.



Bonjour, I'm Beau Bear!
Here comes Beau... right out of the northern woods and into the hearts of anyone who finds lovable, huggable furry teddies irresistible!



Just like me doll
A one-of-a-kind doll to make for someone special.





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The holidays are fast approaching, but there's still enough time to make a few fabulous gifts. Consider surprising family and friends with specially-made gifts that show how much they mean to you.

We've collected our best handmade crafts to wear, to play with, and to treasure in the home.




For the home:


Christmas ornament craft: A pretty addition to your Christmas tree

Create sparkle for your Christmas tree with one of these handmade decorations. Bonus: These easy ribbon and felt ornaments make a perfect gift.

Fleece hot-water bottle bag
A fleece bag helps to insulate your hot-water bottle.




Petal potpourri tea-light holder
A shadow box is transformed into a decorative potpourri and candle holder.



Holiday fire starter kit
A unique and welcome homemade gift for family gatherings and intimate get-togethers.



Garden carrier bag
No more hauling firewood or garden clippings by hand -- this easy-to-make tote makes yard cleanup a snap!



Photo gallery: Sewing project - Festive bird ornaments
These festive felt bird decorations are fun and easy to make, and will make the perfect gift. For the FREE template and instructions, just click through our slideshow.


Photo pillow
Stenciled photo pillows are an easy way to customize your home and make a great gift.



Make a memento quilt
Recycle childhood mementos by stitching them to this quilt cover.




'Nuts n' Bolts' no-sew scrapbook
Keep your most precious mementos safe with this personalized hand-bound scrapbook.




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