Handmade gifts are more than an artistic rendition of what a crafter can create. When given as a gift, it becomes - a gift of oneself.
The reviewers here on Review This Reviews! are a talented group. They can crochet and knit, draw and paint, cook, bake and sew, and create fantastic DIY projects.
This is a review of several of the many artistic crafts created by our reviewers who can do more than write – a craft in itself that they all do well.
DIY Home Décor
|Photographs by Diana Wenzel|
Diana Wenzel (Renaissance Woman) shows us how she took a battered old traveling case and, using her creative abilities and some TLC, turned it into a vintage suitcase coffee table.
She states that these chests are iconic and incredibly versatile. Not only will someone gain a unique conversational piece, but this suitcase is a great place to store things like remote controls, or dreams of future travel.
Handmade Yarn Crafts
With a simple crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles, our in-house crafters create a cute collection of fun and useful gifts. They have reviewed here a collection of crafts, including pattern books whose patterns are the basic beginning of a wonderful gift to give.
|Photo by Wednesday Elf|
Wednesday Elf reviewed a pattern book of Amigurumi animals to create plush animals for the kids in her family.
From the pattern designs of two cute cats, two birds and a rooster, Petunia the Pig a darling dog, and an adorable Fairy House, Elf has already made the two colorful birds and one of the cats.
|Photo by Wednesday Elf|
Wednesday Elf has also crocheted many of the cute animals in this Crochet Critters pattern book. My 8-year-old grandson loves the lion the best! Plush animals make a great gift for everyone from babies to children to college students to take for their dorm room. You're never too old for a 'stuffie'. :)
|Photograph by Sylvestermouse|
You can even make a very easy and beautiful Loop Afghan without using any hooks or needles. You only use your fingers to weave the yarn. Sylvestermouse shows us how in this review.
|Photograph by Margaret Schindel|
Jewelry is always a welcome gift and it is especially appreciated when it is handmade. Margaret Schindel reviews how she made a lovely and stylish beaded coil wrap bracelet. This one-of-a-kind bracelet was created as a birthday gift for a dear friend.
The above are just a few examples of the crafts you can create for yourself or to give as gifts. Check out all the craftiness on Review This Reviews here in this compilation of DIY and Craft Tutorials.
|Craft Reviews Compiled by Sylvestermouse|
*This handmade gift review was written by Wednesday Elf
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