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5 Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

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5 Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

Can you believe that Christmas is just a few days away? If you’re like me, you probably have a few folks left on your list that could use some holiday cheer. With the clock ticking down, it’s time to get crafty! Here are some gift ideas that are quick, easy, and fun to make!

1. Upcycled Sweater Scarf

No knitting required! Doug at Green Upgrader walks you through creating a simple scarf from old sweaters. The only thing I’d add here is that it would probably be best to work with felted wool sweaters to avoid unraveling, but that’s easy as pie! Just toss those old, ill-fitting wool sweaters in the wash and then into the dryer on high heat, and you’ll have them all felted up in no time.

If you don’t want to felt or your sweaters aren’t wool, you could also use the zig zag stitch on your machine to carefully finish the edges of each piece. (Another option for old sweaters: pillows!)

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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4:22AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Thanks for posting this informative article.

5:58AM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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11:46PM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Very inventive ideas! Thank you!

2:16AM PST on Jan 6, 2011

Great stuff, thanks.

12:08AM PST on Dec 30, 2010

Nice, thank you!

5:15PM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Thanks for the ideas. Will have to try the curried lentils for myself first. If I really like it, it's a great idea to prep ahead for oneself or for gifts. I guess including the coconut milk would make it even easier for the recipient as it may not be standard in the pantry.

8:27AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

great post, thanks!

8:02AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

Thanks for the great gift ideas.

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