Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas - Lifesaver Yarn Doll

Okay, I really don't think there's anybody out there who has not seen a Lifesaver Yarn Doll at one time in their life. As uncomplicated as they appear to be, we still seem to need a tutorial on how to make them. I found one for our series (9/21-12/24) of handmade Christmas gift ideas.
This tute is by Carmen over at ShweetPotato, at this link.

The instructions are well detailed. Carmen explains both ways of attaching the arms and legs: hot glue gun, or as her grandmother did it, by running string or yarn up the center of the roll.

These are fun last minute token gifts. They also work well as ornaments and package ties. And they are great stocking stuffers.

For other projects in my series, just look along the right sidebar for the label "Christmas Gift Projects." I hope to post only tips that do not require knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, tatting, embroidery, or any other skilled technique.

If you are feeling too crushed for time to make your own gifts this season, check my Etsy shop for items for your gift list.

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