A month ago I published a Holiday Gift Knitting Guide. That guide was published a very healthy 6 1/2 weeks before Christmas. Plenty of time to knit up lots of gifts for your loved ones.
Today is December 9th. A very scant 16 days until Christmas. If you haven’t been as vigorous with your Christmas knitting as you would like, it’s time to revisit that gift giving list and swap some of those hand warmers and socks for quicker to complete creations.
It’s Plan B time! Break out the sewing machine, find your closest thrift store, and get ready to dig for shit you’ve got laying around your house, because it’s time to seriously knock out some Christmas presents!
These insanely well written patterns are easy, clear, and perfect for every sewing skill level. And how cute are these projects?
And for all the babies on your list: run up to the thrift store to buy a couple jersey knit tops and follow Chez Beeper Bebe super simple tutorial for these cute stuffed bunnies. Set up an assembly line and you could pump these out quick!
4. Tea Tin
This is another great thrift store idea! Clear them out of all of their cookie tins. Dig out some paint and follow Home DIY Idea Blog’s Beautiful Tea Tin tutorial to create these fun tea tins. Fill with tea and maybe even some homemade treats and you’re good to go!
5. Awesome Book Ends
Dig around the thrift store toy bin for some silly plastic toys – they wouldn’t even have to match! How fun would they be if they were just two different dinosaurs, or two cats. Get some wood blocks cut at the hardware store, glue them together then go crazy with some brightly colored spray paint and you’ve got these fantastic book ends! This image I snagged off pinterest without a link to the original source, sadly, but these were just too good not to share.
So there you have it! A couple good Plan B ideas for crafters running out of precious knitting time. Let me know if you end up making any of these!