10 Fast and Easy Handmade Gift Tutorials

You need gifts. What you have is craft supplies. No problem! The internet to the rescue, again!

Make your own scented bath salts, courtesy of this Instructible by Belsey.
Make Your Own Scented Bath Salts

For the brown-bagger in your life, why not try making this adorable lunch bag?
Lunch Bag by The Long Thread
Variations abound at The Long Thread’s site, as well as a free downloadable pattern.

Speaking of portable, um, food:

An Altoids tin martini kit. Brilliant. Thank you, Spookylean!

This mini sailor’s scarf is adorable! And with a sewing machine, it would come together in a snap. Plus, all you need is a fat quarter!
Mini Sailor Scarf by Because She Started Knitting
photo and tutorial by Because She Started Knitting

These button rings are really, really fast to make:
Button Ring Tutorial by CRAFT
Tutorial and photo by CRAFT.

Perfect for the camera snob in your life: DIY Camera Strap Cover, with pockets so that pesky lens cap won’t go missing (again).
DIY Camera Strap Cover
Pattern & photo by Simply Modern Mom.

Make a Yoda hat for the Star Wars loving little ones in your life!
Make a Yoda Hat
via Dollar Store Crafts

This Brown Sugar Scrub looks amazing!
Make your own brown sugar scrub
Tutorial over on Craftzine.

Another one from the hallowed halls of Craftzine, this time by the very awesome Jenny Ryan:
DIY Coloring Kit
It’s a coloring kit! I know this is *technically* for kids, but I know several adults who would be more than a little thrilled to get it.

Finally, this may just be the ultimate tutorial on how to make surprise balls:
How to make surprise balls
Not Martha for the win! (and the finale!)

About Claire

Absolutely Small is textile artist Claire Chambers. Claire Chambers is a crazy-pants artist/crafter who spends most of her time indoors, very near to Portland, Oregon. She likes making people laugh, chickens and pugs, and writing about herself in the third person. She is utterly obsessed with making things out of fabric.

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