Sixteen Recycled Handmade Gift Ideas

 created on: 11/10/08

  If you’re condsidering handmade gifts this holiday season, you most likely have some creative genes already in place.  For that reason, this is a quick “off the top of my head” list of found objects you could artistically and lovingly incorporate into your own sweet handmade offerings.  Feel free to expand this as the ideas start flowing. Don’t be tempted to buy used and re-give in the same condition.  Your family and friends will treasure the time, thought and your one-of-a-kind creativity that you invest in each gift transform. Continue Reading

DIY: Sew Your Man a Tater Tots Vest

created on: 08/13/08

Nothing says “I love my man!” like a handmade Tater Tots vest and hat.  A bachelor eating Tots night after night, a long distance relationship, what else could she do to seal the deal? 

To sew this one-of-a-kind handmade dapper man-vest, she collected empty TT bags, stitched them together to make Tater Tot fabric, laid the pattern on top and cut out the pieces just like it was fine Italian wool.

* Note that the pattern even lines up on either side of the buttons.  Continue Reading